Struck Gold: Flappy Bird Takes in US$50,000 a Day in Ad Revenue

Struck Gold: Flappy Bird Takes in US$50,000 a Day in Ad Revenue

The premise behind Flappy Birds might be simple - just tap the screen to guide a bird across green pipes - but it is equally addictive and frustrating to play. Despite being launch in May last year, the game never quite took off until recently and has amassed over 50 million downloads and is the number one downloaded app in over 100 countries.

Its massive success is also proof that if you have a compelling app, there is still money to be made in the saturated app space. According to an interview with its Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen, the app is pulling in around US$50,000 a day in ad revenue.

When quizzed that if the game will be updated or if the ad mechanics will be tweaked, Nguyen said that "Flappy Bird has reached a state where anything added to the game will ruin it somehow, so I'd like to leave it as is." However, a sequel is being considered, but no firm timeline has been given.

Source: The Verge

All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .

Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.