Zach Shakked, the developer who created one in every of these faux apps on the App Retailer has apologized on Twitter after dealing with backlash on the web. In a Twitter thread, he mentioned that he did understand that he ‘crossed a line’ and that he ‘won’t ever do something remotely near this once more.’
Right here had been my calculations: a) Wordle is a ripoff of one other gameb) Wordle the phrase is not trademarked and there is… https://t.co/JBeae1oJRl
— Zach (@zachshakked) 1641963747000
Assuming that Wordle is a ripoff of one other sport, he did his calculations primarily based on the truth that Wordle – the phrase is not trademarked and there is a bunch of different unrelated phrase apps named the identical factor.
Now, the unique Wordle sport is free to play and is obtainable to everybody with none price. However, Shakked was charging $30 as an annual subscription charge. He defends this level saying “I put subscriptions in each app I do. That is the way you earn a living on the App Retailer.”
One factor individuals do not realize is I spoke on the telephone with the creator of Wordle and for half-hour tried to convi… https://t.co/6kLhrftBSc
— Zach (@zachshakked) 1642001372000
In his tweets, Shakked additionally mentions how he talked to the creator of Wordle – Josh Wardle over the telephone for half-hour. He tried to persuade Wardke for 3 things- “a) let me pay an enormous licensing charge (100k+), b) accomplice with me to develop the workplace Wordle app or c) ship him a share of the proceeds”, because the tweet says.
To his disappointment, Wardle mentioned that he wasn’t . To which Shakked informed him that he would contemplate altering the identify. He was taking a look at different choices when Apple eliminated the app.
Wardle can solely be performed on the web site and doesn’t have a cellular app. The one remaining product on the App Retailer with that title was Wordle!, a time-based sport created by Steven Cravotta greater than 4 years in the past. Google is but to take away these clone apps of Wordle.