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Congrats to Rudy Huyn for passing the 3 million download mark in the Windows Phone Store

Since the Windows Phone community is still relatively small, we get the chance to know developers on a first name basis. One of those developers is Rudy Huyn, who has been behind some very popular apps on Windows Phone. There’s the Wikipedia app, which won Microsoft’s Next App Star contest. He also has some other fun apps like TVShow and recently released 6tag. He also reached a milestone in the Windows Phone Store. What happened?

Rudy has over a dozen apps in the Store, from titles like Wikipedia, 6Sec, 9Gag, Fuse and more. These apps are all together very popular and constantly top their respective section of the Store. He’s been around since the launch of Windows Phone 7. In fact, TVShow was built in a 30 hour period based off of community feedback.

Long story short, Rudy has been making some pretty handy apps on Windows Phone for a very long time. Earlier today he crossed the 3 million mark for number of times all his apps have been downloaded. That means the all of his apps combined have now been downloaded and installed over 3 million times. It was just earlier this year, around February, that Rudy had about 1.1 million downloads. So to that we say:

Congrats Rudy.

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Congrats to Rudy Huyn for passing the 3 million download mark in the Windows Phone Store

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If i had to guess what Felicitations meant Id have guessed it had something to do with oral pleasure

One of my friends downloaded 6tag . When he was trying to do the email sign up he got the message that proxy is open. Any solutions?

I can only access from this sites (wpc) link, going through store there is nothing (aus), also pocketnow says there is a paid version that disables ads and enables video download but mine was free and has no ads? Anyone else not able to find it in the store?

It was pulled due to privacy problems .. Videos were stored in the servers & username wasn't encrypted .. The fix is on the way

yes due to a compliant linked to the Rafael Rivera  (who work for Instance) Microsoft studies that and the app will be visible just after

Congratulations, Rudy! Always looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for your next app! :)

Ha!  There is one!  Believe it or not....search the store for "Rudy Huyn".  It's not one of his apps, but supplies all the latest news about him and his apps...I came across this about a week ago.
Congrats Rudy!
A developer who listens, responds to emails, AND makes great apps.  May he never switch sides.

Indeed, lots of moaning about WP being outsider due to absence of instagram gonna be stopped by 6tag. Nokia&MS should $upport and reward Rudy.

3 million is IMO low for all his apps, but that's to do with the smallish marketshare of WP, but congrats nonetheless. Hopefully WP continues to grow in user base so more people can experience his awesome apps, and gives him more confidence in the platform to continue developing for it!

You're right. It's nothing when you compare it to what's possible with iOS or Android. But nonetheless, it's a nice milestone and worth a small celebration. 

Well done Rudy! Not asking much but now if we can have UK version of TVShow and then my life will be complete :) Carry on "Coding Ninja"....

I love Rudy's apps. And I'm grateful for this article. Couldn't remember the Fuse application and have been looking ALL over for it

Yes well earned, onya Rudy and kudos to wpc for the recognition. Rudy your vine and instagram apps are superb and the WP community is very lucky to have such a talented developer supporting this platform. Onya

I can't thank you enough Rudy, I'll make sure to buy the apps I use and pay for removal of ads and additional features

Congratulations Rudy. I downloaded your app that first day it became available and paid for the pro version and love it. It is because of you that I'm starting to post and upload pictures and videos, I wasn't a share your life person until now.

That's quite impressive as well. Nice looking apps on WP and Windows 8. This all shows that there are a lot of possibilites in the Windows Phone marketplace.

Congratulations, Rudy. But, please, do finally include the option to manually turn off the automatic time zone adjustment in TVShow.

Well done Rudy - great result. I've been a user of Fuse since day 1 and just downloaded 6tag last nite. (BTW - Fuse needs some love, so when you've rested...)

Congratulations, Rudy. Microsoft should hire you to design and code all the official apps. Keep making us proud, you are a true champion.

This is good. Its good for Rudy, who's putting energy for making WP better as a platform, against the odds. I hope he's making nice mone (well I paid to remove ads from day zero). It's also good for WP8 because it shows that brand-name apps are not necessary. I hope this news gets to the Instagram people and other stubborn developers (with Apple/Android money in pocket?) and they realize that they are the ones missing out on a growing, important market.
But yeah, you can't stop passionate and talented people who are willing to work. It's not about corporate politics, they can't control everything.

Congratulations you deserve more keep up the good work not to forget all windowsphone developers thank you all for your awesome apps

Goes to show how competent he is. All the apps are incredible! And 6tag os bound to raise the bar to a whole other level. Well done, man

Hey, I've nearly 3 million downloads of all my apps to, currently I have 2.6 million downloads to be more precise:-D My game "Space Tube" made 1.95 million downloads by itself, so maybe there are a lot more developers with numbers like these?!?

Great news, Rudy! I use your TV Show app too keep up with all my shows, your 9Gag app helps me trade pictures with my teenage daughter, and I've enjoyed using your Wikipedia app a lot. Keep up the great work!

Yeah, but how will others discover the app if you can't search for it?  I even tried clicking on 'see all' (Rudy Huyn) and all of the apps EXCEPT 6tag populates.  The app isn't even on New+Rising.
 
Not everyone knows about WPCentral, much less use the WPC app.

On another note, the way my WP Central live tile only said, Rudy Huyn and had a retro looking picture of him made me worry that he had passed away. :O

Some of Rudy's apps are the ones I use most. Fuse, TVShow, Wikipedia, 6tag...I didn't really think about that until now. A job well done.

Congrats! Rudy....btw how did he control all the phone to open the Maps with one phone in the video??

Bravo ;-) et merci, Rudy, d'avoir, avec 6tag, donné la possibilité aux fan d'Instagram d'insaller ton app sur un Lumia 92x ou 1020 ;-)
Parceque une appli officielle sur un iPhone ou un galaxy S qui sait pas prendre de photo... C est vraiment n'importe quoi :-D lol

Congratulations Rudy! Definitely keep developing for Windows Phone! I can feel your passion for the platform I love!!

How do I purchase the adless version with unlimited video uploads? I can just find the adless version for 1.29$

I have tv show, and I love it! It my most favorite AP that I have. It is well worth the 2$. Congrats Rudy

I love the 6tag(ram) app. Keep up the great work. What's next? Maybe a 6irius\6M app? (Sirius\XM)

I'm one of the "millions & Millions & MILLIONS" that has downloaded his apps. His account is cookin with some of my dough. Congrats.

Congratulations! I don't use 6tag or 6sec, but its great to see someone who cares so much about the platform! I'm seriously thinking of getting an instagram account just to support your apps.

Congrats Rudy... I'd love if Rudy tackled our lack of google apps. A real G+ app where I can actually post pics would be cool and hangouts a app.

Congrats from a Brazilian Windows Phone user.
Parabéns Rudy, você merece por contribuir com a comunidade do WIndows Phone!!

TV Show would be a fantastic app if it worked properly. I know it gets its show times from a tv database. But it would be nice if this guy could make a fix were u adjust the time and date of a particular show. I've emailed with no response back. Prime TV way better it will allow you to adjust the time of each show if incorrect. what's the point of a TV Show reminder app that has all the wrong times and dates. It amazes me, there so much junk in the windows app store that this app/dev are swoon worthy. Really how many times can u write about this guy, is this even news. I guess the next time he takes a crap I'll see a little mini article here about it.

TV Shoe is awesome, probably one of the first apps I bought for WP7 and I still use it all the time.

Congratulations! We 're waiting patiently for WP7 version of 6tag now, ready for some beta-testing actually!

3million + 1 more... In addition to TVShow & Wikipedia, I just downloaded Fuse newsreader... I think it will replace Weave as my daily newsfeed app. Thanks & congratulations Rudy!

Congratulations RUDY...i wud like u to help us create a VLC media player..pls its a very important app in the windowsphone store..tnk u..

Thanks guys and sorry for the delay, I was busy today to teach windows phone to new developers :D
It warms my heart to see that, I'm just a night developer :D
 

rudy, when are we expecting the 7.8 version for 6tag & 6vine? i mean other than committing "soon"... anyway, i/we can wait though, but at least give us more clearer ETA. no rush! :) jst asking