Although Windows Phone is gaining official apps left and right, Tinder isn't one of them. A few months ago, developer extraordinaire Rudy Huyn released an app called 6tindr, which brought all the features over from the famous partner finding service. The app caught the attention of Tinder, who was not pleased and promptly asked for the removal of the app. The good news to the story was that Tinder approached Huyn about turning his app into the official one. But that was in January and six months later, there's nothing.
Rumors began circulating that one of the people in charge of Tinder was blocking the development of the Windows Phone app, and not giving their approval for the project to go forward. Whatever the intention, Huyn became frustrated as Windows Phone users grew impatient.
Today, a new app called 6tin has been released to the Store. It is the same old 6tindr app from yore, but with a new app link listing and a slightly new name. The app is once again from Rudy Huyn, though he is remaining mum so far on the application's release. The app does feature some exclusive options not available even from Tinder, including:
- Review last passed persons to like them if you made a mistake or changed your mind
- Select manually your geo-localization on a map without GPS
- Send message using voice recognition
- Be able to save photos of your contacts on your phone
- Open directly your friend profile from a picture saved on your phone (rich media extensibility)
It is not clear if Tinder will once again ask for the removal of the app or if they have compromised by letting Huyn's app exist on Windows Phone. Until this issue clears up, you may want to download the app today, just in case anything does happen to its listing.
Thanks, Andrew D., Joost De N., and others for the tips!