For those who missed the opportunity to download Flappy Bird before the takedown, worry no more. Individuals are happily taking their devices, like an iPhone 5S with the downloaded app and placing it for sell on the largest marketplace, eBay. The cost? One seller is happily sitting back as bids have hit his account, reaching a total of $99,989. Additionally, there is another six days left to bid on the device. Auctions across the digital marketplace is exploding as users look to cash in. One iPhone 5S winner has cleaned up and successfully sold his iPhone 5S with the app for a cool $10,100.
The Flappy Bird app was the most popular app available on iTunes and Google Play. It sprinted into the most wanted app lists by its creator Nguyen Ha Dong. The rumors surrounding the sudden take-down has varied from Nintendo eyeing a cease and desist over similar graphics to Dong just being tired of the fame. On his Twitter account, the indie app creator stated the sudden fame had basically “ruined” his simple life.
While Dong may not be willing to cash in on his app, it seems users are now taking to eBay to do so. If investors are not too keen on spending a near $100,000 for the app on the popular iPhone 5S, other offers are waiting. The auction house is exploding with offers such as the iPhone 5S gold iPhone 16GB equipped with the Flappy Bird app for a starting price of $2,500. For those on a minimal budget a user is displaying their iPhone 3GS with the Flappy Bird app for $329.99 or a Buy It Now price of $449.99.
Users who suddenly came to know the app call the removal a publicity stunt. Once Dong announced the countdown to remove the app, downloads grew excessively as users wanted a view of this soon to be gone app. Dong has other apps as well, called Super Ball Juggling and the Shuriken Block – the apps have capitulated since Dong’s name has spread throughout the Internet.
The seemingly humble app developer created the game for fun and has not been too happy on people “overusing” the app – stating it is leading to an addiction for many. Users have vehemently taken to Dong’s Twitter account to share their frustration on how hard the game is to complete. These criticisms could had been another launching point for Dong to release the game from the app stores.
Reviewers of the game called it silly addiction, but admitted it is a addiction nonetheless. Users want to beat their own score and learn to time their taps to passing the next post for their Flappy Bird. Others, found no interest in the game, calling it boring in comparison to the other games on the app market. The app is simple, no background music, no plot and truly no objectives. Outside of beating one’s score and claiming victory to a group of friends.
For those who just need to have the app, sign up for an login over at eBay. From iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S and the iPhone 3GS – users are more than willing to sell the game on their device, for a considerable price. The site is exploding with interest and bids. Is the Flappy Bird game worth $100,000 on the new iPhone 5S? Willing to pay it? Share in the comments.