Google swung its mighty ban-hammer in order to clean up Swing Copters clone mess
posted by Paul.K / Aug 22, 2014, 8:20 AM
It seems Google does not approve, though, as it has now grabbed the mighty ban-hammer and started swinging at anything that has a googly-eyed character with a propeller cap on it. Reportedly, hundreds of titles were cleaned up and as a result – the original Swing Copter now proudly sits on top of the search results. If any of you were tricked into downloading one of the clones – don't be very proud of your score, since we found that some of them are much easier than the original game. Instead, head to the Play Store and get the one-and-only. And for future reference - Dong Nguyen posts his games on the Play Store via the .GEARS Studios name.
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source: The Guardian
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Good Job Google
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:22 AM 5
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I heard it was a copyright request by the developer. Same methods as have always been available. Nothing different here. Happens all the time
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:38 AM 0
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It's all Google's fault to start with. On PlayStore, the app devs can put so much hidden tags in the description that can distort the search results which isn't the case on AppStore. And no one reports or comments this fact.
posted on Aug 23, 2014, 7:45 PM 0
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Good job, Google! Clear those crappy clones! Yesterday, when the game was just released, I went to the Play Store and found many Swing Copter games and luckily I noticed that it's not from .GEARS Studios. Btw, I like the game, but it seems like it's not saving my latest high score sometimes.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:25 AM 1
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I think Google needs to do a small purge on the play store. Just remove all apps that haven't been updated in say 1-2 years. That way there will far less clutter and more chances to be discovered.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:27 AM 2
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I hate this game more than I hate my manager. This is saying a lot. :/
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:28 AM 3
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Copy cat developers should be tagged, almost like a criminal record. Your clone gets wiped, you get fined and suspended. To customers, the tag must read "this wannabe loser is not to be trusted".
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 9:43 AM 1
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if google or apple or anybody were to clean of copycats... the number would be cut by at least half
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 1:42 PM 0
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Let me add Microsoft in the place of "anybody". It's quite true, they all have clones and craps on the app stores. When this Swing Copters just came out, I searched and I saw some clones as first results. I didn't find the original one anywhere. xD That sucks.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 2:29 PM 0
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