Apple removes several clone apps from App Store

By Debabrata Nath, Monday, 6 February 2012 21:58 GMT

Apple has removed several copy-cat apps from its App Store today, including gems like “Angry Ninja Birds”.

The majority of apps being removed from the Store were from developer Anton Sinelnikov. His catalog of 68 apps in the app store was reduced to nine after Apple decided to remove games like Tiny Birds and Plants Vs Zombie.

Speaking to Gamasutra, Imangi Studios co-founder Natalia Luckyanova expressed happiness at Apple’s move to remove Anton’s games which included Temple Jump, a clone of the studio’s popular game Temple Run.

“The app was clearly a scam that traded entirely on the popularity of Temple Run and was packaged to confuse users,” she said.

Apple’s decision to remove clone apps might be the result of last week’s filing of a copyright infringement suit by Triple Town developer Spry Fox against 6waves Lolapps over the developer’s similar looking puzzler Yeti Town.

Thanks, Pocket Gamer.

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