Flappy Bird can now be played on your Android Wear powered smartwatch

Flappy Bird can now be played on your Android Wear powered smartwatch
Early last year, it seemed that the whole world was caught up in Flappy Bird mania. The simple, but highly addictive game, was pulling in a ton of advertising cash each day, making developer Dong Nguyen wealthy. But Nguyen decided to pull the game, fearing its addictiveness. At least that was the reason he gave when asked about his actions. Perhaps he was worried about the addictive qualities of the game leading to the downfall of modern civilization. Still, it was a once-in-a-lifetime oppotunity for the developer, and someday he just might rue his decision.

Flappy Bird is back, and available for your Android Wear powered smartwatch thanks to Android developer Corbin Davenport. The process of sideloading the game requires you to use a modified version of the apk, and an Android Debugging Bridge. You can read the instructions posted by Davenport by clicking on the sourcelink.

There is a minor issue with the score getting cut off of the screen, but other than that, Davenport says that there are no other issues. And that means that you now have the luxury of taking one of the most addictive games ever created, and carrying it around on your wrist wherever you go. You can view a clip of Flappy Bird doing his thing on a Motorola Moto 360, by clicking on the video below.

source: CorbinDavenport via Phandroid



1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Faith in humanity lost....

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Really? It was THIS that pushed you over the edge?

12. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

That people actually waste their lives trying to play this game makes me say that but as you said there have been many calamities in the past year which can truly make you lose faith in humanity.

9. moe123

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

THIS made you lose faith in humanity? Not innocent people getting killed everyday or something like that?

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

All this video does is let me know that round screens cut off everything. It's not very functional.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its up to developers to take into account the round display. But to say its not functional is just dumb on your part. Considering how much hardware is packed into these smart watches. Besides did you even look at the video? What other watch platform can you just use your voice to launch apps? Please do tell.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

just the voice? that is easy...do you really want that answer...

8. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

yet you get more screen on a 1.5" circle than you do a 1.5" square screen. read: measured on the diagonal. so rather than dismissing the round screen as cutting things off. maybe you should look at it as once it starts cutting off because of the roundness... it would be completely gone on a square watch.

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

On a smaller square watch it would just be shrunk.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's perfect game for this kind of devices.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

He beat my high score by 9 points.

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

if i was to see someone 20 feet away tapping his watch,i might think his watch is broken.

14. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Who really plays this crappy game, on ANY screen?? Never understand how people came to like this game, maybe just coz of the hype?

15. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Well good luck trying to get your battery to last until lunch now.

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