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iOS developer donates unexpected windfall from unrelated Wordle app


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SOURCE: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/01/viral-wordle-leads-to-charity-windfall-for-unrelated-wordle-on-ios/
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That spike was the result of the popularity of the other Wordle, a daily in-browser word-guessing game created by Josh Wardle that happens to share the same name (and no other relationship).Cravotta chalks up the sudden increase to "major publications" failing to specify "that this was an 'Internet browser' only game, so naturally people went to the App Store to search Wordle." Apart from press attention, though, the sudden outbreak of hard-to-parse, link-free tweets promoting the browser game probably got plenty of people assuming it was a reference to a mobile app.Cravotta isn't simply reveling in his good luck and going on a shopping spree, though. These can be troublingly easy to find in an App Store search thanks in part to reviews that refer to a "great version of Wordle," or "it's not the real Wordle," to cite just a few examples.You must login or create an account to comment.Join the Ars Orbital Transmission mailing list to get weekly updates delivered to your inbox.

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