The creator of Flappy Bird created the code, and put the game on the App Store. It is his intellectual property, and can therefore do what he wants with it. It was his decision, his property, so he was by all means justified in taking down the app. The consumer doesn't matter in this case.
It ruined people lives according to geek.Click it said a couple weeks ago on the news it said a man stabbed his brother 17 times because he beat his high score of 6. He did not pull because of legal issues but because of the addiction and killing simple enough.
The creator of Flappy Bird was right in pulling the game off the app store. It is kind of sad that he felt that he could not continue the game but he is the one that developed it. The developer claimed that the reason was not for legal issues but addiction to the game is why he pulled it off.
We have this notion that people do things for more than just themselves. Such as musicians make music because they care about their fans or actors smile and greet because they care about fans. Yes, they do but not in a one to one relationship way. They care about your money. To get it, they have to be nice.
It's business and apart all of that. Can't a person do what they wish to do? What about freedom? He wanted to take it out. He did it. If you don't like it. Is it his problem? He owes no one a living other than himself.
So, it's really that simple as far as I see.
The creator of Flappy Bird was right in pulling the game off the app store if that is what the creator wanted to do. It was their choice and they should be able to do what they want with their own app. We may not know all the details and what is really going on.
Yes, the creator of Flappy Bird was right in pulling the game off the app store, because they were socially conscious. The creators of Flappy Bird saw that their game was becoming addictive and taken as something that it was not meant to be, and they decided that lthey were going to be proactive about it. Their decision is laudable, not controversial.
The creator of Flappy Bird was quoted as saying that the game was bringing him $50,000 a day after Apple took its customary 30 percent off the top of in app purchases. I think he probably made enough money to say he doesn't need to deal with the grief of supporting a popular game, so he pulled it.
No, I do not believe that the creator of Flappy Bird was right in pulling the popular application off the market. When an application is developed is to either bring in profit or informational purposes. Flappy Bird was obviously an app for profit and it was doing what it was made for. If the app is addictive it is still doing it's job. Why not let people enjoy the game until it runs its course?