The past couple of days have seen a clear blatancy on the App Store, and for some of us were left wondering what ever happened to Apple’s strict policy. That’s right, we are talking about Flappy Bird: New Season and Weed Firm, as both of these apps were recently made available on the App Store, and quickly gained in popularity to rise to the top of the charts.
Thankfully, this blatancy has been addressed because these two apps have now been removed. Flappy Bird: New Season was removed because it is a blatant clone, and nothing two do with the sequel planned, which we discussed a couple of days ago.
As for Weed Firm, it doesn’t take a genius to work out why this game has finally been removed, even though the developer offers a little message saying they do not endorse such behavior.
Playing such an app does not mean you will go on to growing weed, as we don’t go out stealing or racing cars just because we have played games that promoted this, no matter what do-gooders say.
We are not saying for one moment go and download such games and let children of a certain age play them, but we have to give people more credit than we currently do. Okay, so we know that some people are impressionable, but they certainly know the difference between right and wrong.
Was Apple correct to remove these two apps, and if so, how did they slip past the net in the first place?