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Flappy Bird can still be downloaded from the Play Store/App store

Over the last week, there has been a lot of coverage on the "Flappy bird" app which was mysteriously pulled  (with advance warning) from both the iOS and Android's app stores a few days ago.

It turns out that you can still install it on your devices as long as you're signed into your account if you have previously installed the app from the Play store or App store.  This is a normal behavior for iOS users even when Apple removes an app.  With the Play store (in my experience) that is not always the case.  Once an app is removed, it may really be removed forever with no way to get it back other than installing an apk file from outside the Play Store.

For Flappy Birds addicts, luckily this is not the case.  As long as you're logged into your Google account, you will see the app appear under the "My Apps" section of the Play Store.  On your Android device, go to the "ALL" tab to see it.  On a web browser, no extra step is required.

While neither OS will receive updates (unless the developer sells it or decides to bring back the app), at least you can re-install it if you buy a new device or reformat an old one.  The original developer will continue to make money off the ad revenue from the original app, and you addicts can still play your game.

While there are alternate ways to get this game outside of the app stores, please be careful since most of the apps outside the app store are edited versions that contain malware.  You have been warned. as my screenshots show, the game has been installed today, almost a week after being taken down by the developer.

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