Flappy bird for sales

iOS & iPadOS
Hi. There is many people who sales their smart phones including the game Flappy bird for really exclusive prices. Is it possible? Before I've had the game app but removed it cuz of unaccessiblity, if it's true. Now it doesn't download that game no more. What can I do?



Submitted by Blind I Am on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why would you want this app back? You’ve already tried it and found it to be inaccessible! Nothing’s changed, other than the app has recently been removed from the App Store by the developer. But, if you really want it back, then you could check to see if it’s still available via the Purchased area of the App Store. If you think that this will immediately make your iDevice worth thousands of dollars, forget it! All the stories about devices selling for silly money simply because they have this app installed are nothing more than sensationalism and nonsense.

Submitted by bryan mcglashan on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I would have to agree there I have tried a few apps which have been inaccessible and have no wish to re-download them as the previous comment says if you really want it back get into the purchased area of the App Store it should be there and to be quite honest Why would an iPhone with flappy bird on it cell for tons of money? It sounds a bit crazy if you want some advice don't waste your time trying to sell your phone this way it just won't work you are better taking it into a phone shop at least you will get some sort of decent price for it I hope I could help you and good luck with whatever you decide to do

Submitted by Kyle on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

actually it is true. people were selling the devices with flappy bird on them. some got nearly to 100k. whether yours will sell for the same price, no one knows. if you deleted flappy bird off your phone there is know way to get it back. not from the purchased section, not no way, not no how.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I don't understand why people sell their smart devices just because of a game, I think it's pointless. I still got flappy bird on my purchased, I downloaded it for my brother last night.

Submitted by BrianSchmidt on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FYI, I just checked on ebay. Although it is true that there are devices with asking prices of $10,000 (or more), they have zero bids. There are one or two devices listed for 3,000-5,000 with perhaps one bid. The odds of those bids being fake are high. The sellers are brand new. It is likely that those 'bids' are from the seller. Just because a device is "listed" doesn't mean that's what they are worth. I am unaware (after some googling) of any device with flappy birds actually selling for a very high amount. To put it in perspective, there are is also a lot of "Flappy bird artwork" (not much more than kids sketches), that are "listed" for 5,000 or more. They also have zero bids..

Submitted by Blind I Am on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In reply to by Kyle

Kyle, not even in some parallel universe is it true that phones with Flappy Bird installed were selling for $100K. A few spurious headlines and some chanchers on eBay do not make it otherwise. So, I think we can safely assume that the OP’s phone will not rocket in value if he were able to download and install this game. Oh, and I was able to install this game on my daughter’s iPhone just yesterday by going to the Purchased apps list. It surprised me that it was still there, but there it was.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Jayson, Unfortunetly, as much I would hate to tell you this. This view is very unlikely and an unrealistic hope that one would make money off of this. Especially at this late in the game of trying to do so. There are things you would have to consider. First of all. Your device would sell better if it was unlocked. Not that this is critical but does help. The other issue you would have is that not only would you sell your phone with the Flappy Bird on it. But this phone would also have to have the iTunes account that it was downloaded with. So another word are you willing to sell your iTunes account along with your phone? You will have to do so in order for them to use the phone along with the Flappy Bird. Unless, of course you have jail broken your device. This would also get in a messy problem. It means that this is illegal. Regardless if this app was FREE to begin with. Selling an app that was FREE and without the consent of the developer would be piracy and illegal. The last point to make is that there are tons of wannebies Flappy Bird out there in the store. For example, most of the people I know that could even use the Flappy Bird in the first place have gone to another rip off such as like Ironpants and such. Personally it would seem to be nothing but heartaches and grief going down this path. The media did not help in the matter in over hyping this very unrealistic thought that people could simply just sell their device with Flappy Bird installed for a quick buck. I am afraid that this whole media debacle on this subject is just a terrible dupe and is not true. Regardless, there are posting of such in the eBay store. My advice is to use just common sense on these kind of wild stories and such. HTH

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I can see here at AppleVis and other websites a lot of people are talking about this popular game. While there are a tun of other great games available in the AppStore, what makes this game unique and special to iOS gamers? Why the developer decided to remove it from the AppStore since it has become popular?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I posted a link from cnet news regarding why it was pulled by the developer on an applevis forum thread but I guess it was removed as it was never replied to, eithe that or I forgot to hit post. lol!

In summery and according to this article I found on cnet news the developer says the game was too addictive.

Take care.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Is it the right decision? People were Adicted to angry birds, dragon city, cupcakes and other iOS games. I don't think developers remove their apps for a such reason. What is your opinion?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, February 20, 2014

I think the developer has a point. I think he meant addicting as in addictive, that is, no productive work was being done whilst the game was played and the game could be injurious to one's health. here is another link that shows a move toward rejecting flappy anything. I'm sure you all have seen it already especially those that follow me on my marrie1 twitter account.

and here is another news article from one of my favorite news sources on the opinion of the take down of the app.

Tc all and be blessed.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
It doesn't make sense to a lot of us why the developer would remove Flappy Bird from the App Store. It brought in a lot of money and was wildly popular. But, if we consider his reasoning for removing the game--that it became "addictive" and because he was getting too much media attention--it certainly makes a lot more sense. I know not whether playing and becoming addicted to games like Flappy Bird is frowned upon in Vietnamese culture. However, if I had to guess, I would think it is viewed differently than in certain other areas of the world. If we look at the situation from the point of view that cultural differences may be a factor, everything makes more sense. I for one am tired of people slamming the developer because he followed his moral values and removed Flappy Bird from the App Store. I don't care whether the game is accessible or not, it still upsets me. Personally, I think the developer deserves a lot of respect for doing what he felt was right.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Thursday, February 20, 2014

I've just followed you on twitter. Oh, @samusic1 is your other account?

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thank you so much for the information and for explaining to me the developers point of you. I wasn't aware about that before. I highly appreciate his point of view for doing that.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, February 20, 2014

In reply to by Khalfan Bin Dhaher

The other twitter you mentioned is strictly for my small music business I have. and nothing else. I also have the tffp podcast twitter @tffppodcast for my podcast related stuff.

Take care.