Angry Birds are Everywhere

I'm not someone who downloads many apps on my phone. To be honest, I had no idea what Angry Birds was until recently when I got an IPhone. Even then, it took me about a month before I had any exposure to the game. I was in a Mac store that had an IPad on display, and one of the games it had was Angry Birds. I played it for a bit and decided I would give it a shot on my phone. At 99 cents, you can't go wrong. It didn't take me long before I was hooked on the game. I do admit that I played it for decent amounts of time at first. Most of the time I would play it before going to bed, or when I had a few minutes to kill. In a short amount of time, Angry Birds became a favorite game of mine on my phone.

I came across an article recently that discussed Angry Birds and its recent success. In fact, the app/game Angry Birds recently hit the 350 million download mark. Not only that, it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. The game originally launched in December of 2009, and since then, its popularity has soared. Not only is there the regular Angry Birds game, there is also Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons as well. What is a seemingly simple game, and only costs a dollar, is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded apps of recent years. There are more than 25 ways to download the game, and the developers said that the games won't stop here, In fact, they are planning on releasing two more games by the end of the year.

It doesnt stop there, Angry Birds also has a serious amount of merchandise that you can now purchase from various stores, ensuring that your addiction is fed not only through the game, but also through shirts, plush toys, earrings, and anything else you could think of.

So what's my point? Don't ever underestimate an idea you have because it just may take off and become the next big thing. You may not think that your idea has much potential, but think about the story line in Angry Birds. A group of pigs has captured birds and stolen eggs, and it's your job to shoot random species of feathered friends at the enemy. If that doesn't say crazy, I don't know what does. Angry Birds costs one dollar but with over 350 million downloads and merchandise being sold all the time, the seemingly simple game has become one of the biggest money yielding apps that has in technology. Got an idea? Don't let it slip away. It may just be the next big thing.

Do you play Angry Birds?

Seth P.