Like it or not, it seems that anything that is popular online these days is going to get cloned. I suppose you could call cloned apps or games a “meme” of sorts of the original, don’t you think so? That would certainly take away some of the negative connotations of a clone or copycat of an idea, since everyone loves memes. Having said that, Flappy Bird, a hugely successful app that took three days to code and is now pulling in approximately $50,000 a day in ad revenue for the developer, has arrived on Windows Phone in the form of a clone – alongside an entire flock of lookalike games such as Birdy Flap, Paddle Fish, FlappyFish, and Jolly Fish. Of course, this is also a Flappy Bird clone that made an appearance as mentioned earlier, which is well ahead of the original game’s version by about a week or so.
Needless to say, most of these clones or lookalikes will be free to download. According to Dong Nguyen, the person who developed the original version of the game, he claims that the Window Phone version was not released by him, so it does not do any harm. After all, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Do you like to play clone or lookalike ripoffs of the original such as those Temple Run clones and the ilk?