Facebook Banned LOLapps Games and Apps

Date: Oct 17 2010 20:33:23 Source: Views:
KeyWord: Facebook, LOLapps, social games, facebook games

All applications created by the social application developer LOLapps have been banned by Facebook, because of LOLapps's breach of related service terms.

As a relatively large application provider on Facebook, LOLapps has launched a series of applications related to quiz, gift and game, including the island tourist management game - Critter Island. Prior to the ban, LOLapps reached up to 14 million monthly active users, and ranked 12th among all Facebook's application providers.

But starting from last Friday noon, tens of LOLapps's applications on Facebook got inaccessible, and the corresponding login interfaces were automatically directed to Facebook stated that they'd banned all the applications made by LOLapps, since LOLapps violated their service terms.

Critter Island

So far, Arjun Sethi, CEO of LOLapps, hasn't made any comments on this issue.

Facebook used to ban the applications of many application developers. The most recent example just took place this July, when all the applications made by the Hong Kong-based application developer Pencake were banned. According to the statistics presented by AppData, Pencake, which's the developer of the popular applications like Create Your Quiz, was Facebook's third biggest application provider (next only to Zynga and EA) before being banned.

Almost all application developers were completely banned by Facebook because of their breach of Facebook's related rules, like sending spams to users so as to promote their products. Meanwhile, it is more common to see a particular application banned by Facebook.

In addition to Critter Island, LOLapps which got involved in the socializing game field this June, also plans to release several socializing games in the near future. It has gained much support from many venture capital companies located in Silicon Valley, USA, and is extremely famous in the application development circle there.

Facebook always describes itself as a platform highly popular among game developers, but the frequent bans just make people doubt such saying. Till now, both Facebook and LOLapps have disclosed nothing in terms of the detailed banning reason.



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