Early 2022, but one thing is already clear: Wordle became one of the breakout games of the year. And its success has given rise to a 5-year-old iOS app called Wordle – completely unrelated to the popular word puzzle game currently taking over the internet – surprising the developer, IGN reports.
Created by Steven Cravotta Wordle mobile App Store game when he was 18, “mostly for fun, to hone my coding skills and maybe make some quick money,” he explained in a Twitter thread. This app was unsuccessful, unlike his previous creation, an app called Grid, and so he stopped updating it after about 100k downloads. As of last week, he said that the app “has reached 200,000 downloads in the last 7 days and it hasn’t even slowed down.”
The browser game goes viral Wordle, created by Josh Wardle, allows the player six attempts to guess one 5 letter word. It has a simple hook that makes it easy to play and easy to build a daily routine around. The game’s popularity has led to its coverage in a number of prominent publications, which almost certainly leads to people searching for the game’s name in the App Store, as Cravotta explains in his Twitter thread.
But there is not Wordle app – at least not from the creator of the browser game. Of course, that didn’t stop people from searching for the game in the App Store. Some people have taken advantage of this by creating clones Rip off Wordle Idea. (Many of these people has disappeared from the iOS App Store.)
Cravotta’s Wordle completely different application and it is designed to be independent of any other application. Because of the app’s popularity, Cravotta contacted Josh Wardle and the two chose to donate the proceeds to Increase! West Oakland, a charity founded in 1997 that provides tutoring and counseling support to students in the area.
https://www.polygon.com/22891406/wordle-mobile-app-store-ios-creator-charity-donate Unrelated Worldle app developer donates proceeds to charity