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Wordle! And Wardle Team Up To Donate Proceeds From An Unrelated App's Popularity Spike

Wordle! And Wardle Team Up To Donate Proceeds From An Unrelated App's Popularity Spike

Wordle is a free browser game, and only a browser game - it has no apps, something that some people (myself included, sadly) may not have realized during a time when almost everything I have an app.

This leaves plenty of room for fake Wordle apps to crowd the App Store in an attempt to offset the sudden rise in popularity of puzzle games. But by chance there is an app called Wordle! It's not a clone - it actually existed before browser games. So its developer, according to a report from GameSpot, is teaming up with the brains behind browser-based Wordle, Josh Wardle, as an opportunity to give back to its sudden success.

A threadbare story on Twitter with Wordle! The app developer, Steven Cravota, elaborates on how his coding project blew up five years after Wordley inadvertently boarded Kottle. He developed an iOS app called Wordle! In 2017 to brush up on his coding skills, and while it got around 100,000 downloads, it wasn't quite as successful as the previous game, which he called Grid, so Cravota updated the app and stopped promoting it. decided to do.

Cravota says download for Wordle! That slowed down to about one to two per day, but when browser-based Wordle started to take off, so did its app. The app achieved 200,000 downloads in one week, though confused users mistook it for the browser-based Wordle. Cravota reached out to Wordley app developer, Josh Wardley, and told him about his plans to donate proceeds from his app to charity — Wardley sent a tweet of his own to acknowledge the gesture.

Cravota later confirmed that he and Wardle had decided to donate any money Wordley earned! Boost for Oakland, a charity set up to provide tutoring and mentoring to youth in Oakland, California. When The Verge contacted Cravota, he told us he's collected over $2,000 so far and will donate the total amount he earned at the end of this month to charity.

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