Gaming

Is Doodle Jump the Most Popular iPhone App?

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Doodle Jump, a platform game by Lima Sky for the iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia S60 and Android, is making waves around the world particularly in the United States with a reported 28, 000 downloads a day and over 5 million sales. While this might not come as a surprise to Doodle Jump game players, others find its success a little bit surprising especially considering the fact that the main character, a four-legged creature named “Doodler” looks pretty simple and the game itself is generally not attractive in terms of its look and design.

Described as “insanely addictive”, many American iPhone users of the game insist that Doodle Jump is the most popular of all the more than 225 thousand apps available on the Apple App Store today. This is perhaps backed by news that both Igor and Marko Pusenjak (the brothers behind the game) are estimated to have raked in over $3.5m from downloads, after putting the 25% cut that goes directly to Apple from sales into consideration.

Thus, the success of Doodle Jump has led some observers to predict that the Pusenjak brothers will start their own independent game application business sooner rather than later. However, the question remains that why is Doodle Jump – the game which has taken America by storm, ever so popular?

Meanwhile, Doodle Jump 1.21 update is now available for purchase and download on iTunes with two updates in one – iOS4 multi-tasking and “an EPIC” underwater theme which has both funny and frightening sea monsters and beautiful coral reefs.

Talking Point

Are you a Doodle Jump fan? What is the most famous iPhone app of all?

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9 Comments

  1. Hmmmm.. let me think about it first.. yeah it was simple and easy to play.. but also yeah.. there’s nothing great about it.. It was just a game with a little tricks.. if you will look at it, there is nothing fun that you can get but i think, it will be only great for those kids aging 10 years old and below..

  2. I just checked the android app store, there are a lot of people trying to use the popularity of doodle jump to get more people to buy there stuff, so they make a game with doodle in the name. I didn’t find the original game though, because it is a paid application and I can’t get those now.

    I was curious how many downloads it is on now.

    I do understand why developing for android and ios is so popular if you can earn so much money 🙂

  3. I played Doodle Jump on somebody elses Iphone once and I am happy I don’t have it on my phone and I wont get it either because it is too addictive. Once I started playing I kept on trying to beat my friends high score but I couldn’t even get close.
    Another simple game that I like and am a bit addicted to is ‘fruit ninja’. But I don’t like “complicated” games like assasins creed on my phone. It just doesn’t work. That’s probably why those other games are so addictive, because they work so well and simple.

  4. Well, i don’t think it’s that popular since i haven’t heard it before not until now. However, i do think that one of the most popular app is angry birds. Why do i say that? Because not only teenagers play this but also different ages. It’s really addictive.

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