Rudy Huyn releases 6tindr, an unofficial Tinder app for Windows Phone
Tinder is a very popular iOS app that essentially matches people. It’s primarily used for finding a date or hookup. What’s unique about Tinder versus other dating sites and services? Think of Tinder as a modern Hot or Not site, but one built for the very mobile and app centric world we live in.
While there's no official app for Windows Phone, we previously looked at Rudy Huyn, best known around these parts for his work putting out high quality apps in the Windows Phone Store, teasing a client in development. Huyn has now released said unofficial client. Say hello to 6tindr.
For those who haven't used the service before (which is also now officially available for Android), you simply select the gender and ages for matches you’re interested in. You’ll select radius for how far or close you want matches to appear. All that's left to do is to show your interest (or disinterest) in potential matches by swiping those you like to the right and those you don’t to the left.
If you and another Tinder use like each other you’ll be invited to message each other and see if you do hit it off. Sounds fairly straightforward, right? It really is and 6tindr makes it super simple to get started.
The app itself is gorgeous, as is the case with other apps developed and published by Rudy Huyn. You've got all the functionality you'd expect to see in a Tinder app, including messaging, profiles, inviting other people to the app and more. That's excluding Live Tiles and other Windows Phone features. Overall, we're impressed.
You can grab 6tindr from the Windows Phone Store for free here or scan the QR code below. Let us know your thoughts on the unofficial client in the comments.
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Edit: not entirely sure how to use it though but I got a like from some girl nearby haha. This is an app I can definitely see me having fun laughing at creepy people trying to get off(I had to be sure to edit since some people go over the top with their replies).
It may seem demanding..but rudy has reached a level where we naturally expect him to be a developer apart from the competition..
The current browsers use the IE present as the core. We use the APIs present to do what we can. So if he improved upon the current browser, he's just making an application that takes it a little farther like the UC browser. If anything i say is not correct logical, you can state it and ignore it. Don't be so abrasive.
-Some settings like background agent are not saved.
-The horizontal gestures needed in the settings are competing with the swipes required to switch to another settings screen, not such a big deal but I heard MS doesn't like competing gestures.
-There is no bar with the dictionary predictions on the keyboard when chatting, would love to have this.
-Reporting people gives an error message.
- I get no notifications when I'm out the app.
-Clicking on the circle with profile picture doesn't bring you to their profile.
-When checking out photos of a person, the two little buttons top right don't work and bring you back to the main screen.
-It doesn't always bring new messages to the top of the list in the chat overview.
That's about it for now, but great job!:)
Well done to the dev for bringing all these apps to WP8.
Oh..btw...brilliant app...kudos to you Rudy...:)
Okay, well they load now, but I'm having the issue where it won't let me use the top of the image. Trying to scroll up bounces it back down. Edit 2: okay, so the whole cropping thing didn't actually change the picture, it's just a visual bug when selecting pictures. However, I've now run into the problem where it's continually searching with those concentric circles, even though it worked earlier.
I have also had the swipe issue. My profile picture also doesn't come up in the circle next to 'Profile'.
One further issue - when I limit my search criteria and run out of matches, it doesn't tell me that there are no more matches. The app instead just 'pulses', suggesting it is trying to find more matches. On the official apps, it tells me that there are no more matches available... For a first release though, this app is top notch! I can finally retire my Android phone!!
An app that would definitely get HUGE support from the WP community is Strava. I can't understand why they still won't release an app. They seem to have no intention of doing so - yet they are far and away the most popular fitness app out there. Possible next project? :) Keep up the good work.