Angry Birds, 2 Million in 2 days
On Friday, Rovio released Angry Birds for Android users on cross-platform app store, GetJar. The game is also available in the Android Market. Pent-up demand for the title, which has consistently been at or near the top of Apple App Store charts in several countries around the world, caused GetJar’s site to crash on Friday. The site eventually recovered, and is currently up and running for those want to download the game to their Android-based device.
Unlike the iPhone version of Angry Birds, which costs 99 cents, the Android version of the title is free to download. However, it’s supported by ads. According to a tweet from Rovio over the weekend, the company’s decision to offer the app for free was due to its belief that “paid apps have not done very well on Android.” The company representative went on to say that it’s following “the Google model” by offering an ad-supported app.
That said, Rovio will be bringing a paid, ad-free version to Android handsets in the future. A company representative said on Twitter that Rovio plans to offer a paid app “once we get a few more devices supported.” That rollout could also include new levels, the company said.