Creator of ‘Wordle’ ripoff app apologises after Apple removes his clone


A person playing the online word game ‘Wordle’ on a mobile phone in Washington, DC. There’s no official app version of the game – which led several opportunists to create clones looking to cash in by using the name and gameplay format. — AFP

LOS ANGELES: The developer who created an iOS clone of Wordle – the word-puzzle game that’s gone viral in the last two weeks – issued a mea culpa (sort of) after getting dragged online for ripping off the idea and bragging about it. His apology also followed Apple’s removal of his copycat app from the App Store.

The original Wordle behind the craze, created by Brooklyn software engineer Josh Wardle, is available to play for free on the Web at this link. There’s no official app version of the game – which led several opportunists to create clones looking to cash in by using the name and gameplay format.

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