Flappy Bird loses flight

THE world’s most popular mobile phone app has been wiped by its owner.

Creator of ‘Flappy Bird’ Dong Nguyen killed his creation over the weekend after expressing on Twitter the popularity of the game was “ruining” his life.

“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” he tweeted.


It is reported the free app fetched Nguyen around $50,000 a day through in-game advertising, instantly propelling him to internet fame.

Flappy Birds shot to fame in December last year after it was launched on Apple’s app store earlier in May.

In just a matter of days, 50 million people had downloaded the highly addictive app.