6tin temporarily pulled from Windows Phone due to Tinder complaint
On June 21, developer Rudy Huyn re-released his Windows Phone Tinder client, changing the name from 6tindr to just 6tin. The move follows a six-month gap between when Huyn began speaking with the Tinder team to make his app the official client for Windows Phone. Talks failed to materialize an app, so 6tin was released instead.
Tinder though seems to not be taking the news too well as they have filed a trademark complaint against the French developer. In short, Huyn evidently used the word 'Tinder' in the app description and that was enough for their legal to file a complaint. Although the company is within their right, it appears to be a subtle form of harassment as other third-party clients rarely receive such scrutiny from Tinder legal.
Huyn is not deterred, however as he plans to remove the offending name and bring 6tin back to the market soon. Currently, users are greeted with a "This app is no longer published" message when following the direct Store link.
We'll of course let you know when 6tin returns, as we are sure this saga is far from over.
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I would prefer Rudy to get any revenue
And you just know if they do ever put on on WP it WILL be shitty.
On that basis alone, I applaud Rudy for what he is doing. I also find it quite funny that Tinder cannot make an app that comes close to competing with Rudy's third party effort!
Refresh of data button, custom location button and google image search (to detect fraudulent profiles).
Tinder can do what they like. I have my stable and well featured Tinder app :).
They haven't....they are just trying to undermine Windows Phone.
Rudy has my support. Tinder are behaving like idiots
They reneged on their commitment....so they are just reaping what they have sowed.
I applaud Rudy for giving them the middle finger and giving us users a great app.
* There "knock off apps" as you call them are often better than the original from other platforms. 4th & Mayor > Foursquare.
* Do they whine and moan on other platforms when they have "knock off" Microsoft Office apps? No, because they don't have an inferiority complex. I never see a thread populated with a chorus of "oh my...the official apps" and "we're just raining official" and other cult sounding nonsense.
* If you are wetting yourself everytime an brand original app comes out, you should THANK developers of alternative titles. I'm sure 6Tag has something to do with Instagram arriving and I'm sure 4th & Mayor has something to do wtih Foursquare arriving. They were probably like "woah, there IS a demand and decent traffic coming from those Windows Phone users. We've been told by the moron press that it's just an Android/iOS world".
* Even when an "official" app, like Facebook exists, you people complain about WHO made it. Spoiler alert: A lot of the apps you use aren't made by the brand they represent. Get over it. The biggest problem we have is the vocal segment of our userbase that is WHINY about everything, throwing terms like "useless" around because a feature that they want is missing. I wouldn't want to develop for this crowd either. If it's not free...complaining. If it has ads...complaining. If it has a bug...useless. If there's a missing feature, even though it is in beta or even first release...useless. There seems to be a lack of respect for what the developers DO..."official" or not.
Tinder doesn't want to make app for WP, then leave them alone.
I know Tinder asked Rudy to make an official app, but they don't want to, so Rudy should leave them alone.
Tinder is not Rudy's service, he can't do whatever he wants with them.
So I understand your point. but you have to remember thanks to developers like Rudy we have a Tinder app, without him what would we have? waiting for Tinder to finally work with Rudy? or for them to hire a developer or something?
you have to remember this app doesn't have an official release, and won't have an official release in a while maybe many months more to come... Yeah Tinder team has the right to complain BUT they don't provide a solution for Windows Phone users, they don't try and probably don't care. so you can call it "unethical" "bad" "illegal" call it whatever you want, but without Rudy there wouldn't be a Tinder 3rd party app. Do you use Tinder on windows phone? because you should know Rudy wouldn't care publishing this app if Tinder had an official one. I am sure of that. why would him? in the end Tinder team is the only one who never worked with him to release an official app anyway.
and he is NOT a hero, but he is the ONLY real option we have for tinder on Windows Phone store. and it's OBVIOUS you can't force Tinder team to release an official app, but then you can't condemn Rudy only because he wants to provide something that is not officially available.
It's an embarrassment for the Tinder developers.
That line of crap about "not enough market share" is a bullshit cop out that so many of you have unfortunately fallen for... it's crap. Period. It's way too easy to develop for WP. So if you aren't doing it, you don't want to do it... or even more likely, you can't do it because you're a hack developer. What's worse about this is people are allowing these types of hack company's dictate how this market runs... HUGE mistake. You're begging these guys who don't respect you nor where your money goes to dictate terms to you. For me if it comes down to allegiances or "taking sides" I've made up my mind. And if I have any doubts I'm always reminded of it when I remember that I actually paid for this OS. There's no way in hell I will let a free "app" dictate where my money goes. /rant about clown-ass developers.
Dublin, Ireland. Sent from my Windows Phone
Please offer app support for wp8. I am currently using a variety of other dating sites to meet singles in my area despite Tinder being the best service for my needs. I would love to use a first party app though Rudy Hyun's 6tindr offered an exceptional experience however brief. I can understand why developing an app for a third platform could seem too costly - all the more reason to open your app to independent developers. Please consider allowing independent developers to "fill-the-gap" by bringing your popular and much loved services to Windows Phone. I really need to find a date. -Brad Sent from my Windows Phone Tl;dr I know