6tindr receives extraordinary update before being pulled by Tinder
6tinder was an impressive app that just launched a little over a week ago in the Windows Phone Store. It was Rudy Huyn’s Tinder client for Windows Phone. It just went to version 1.2 in the Windows Phone Store earlier today, but has since been pulled by Microsoft at the request of Tinder. Details below.
First off, let’s go over what you’re going to be missing out on. Besides missing out on Tinder on Windows Phone, version 1.2 of 6tindr brought an impressive set of new features to the mix. Here’s what you would have enjoyed:
- Review last passed persons to like them if you made a mistake or changed your mind
- Select manually your geo-location 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)
- Sort automatically and dynamically all conversations by date of the last message
- Open directly the chat page when you tap the notification toast
- Optimization for 512Mb devices: smoother animations, less network and CPU usages
- Access to Facebook tagged photo
That’s pretty incredible. 6tindr, an unofficial Tinder client for Windows Phone, had features that the official apps lacked on other mobile platforms. Most notable was the ability to change your likes in case you made a mistake or changed your mind. Another cool feature was the ability to manually select your location. Update 1.2 of 6tindr was awesome, but it’s no more.
Head to the Windows Phone Store and you won’t find the app. Tinder has asked Microsoft to pull the app. Unfortunate news for users wanting to become new Tinder users or those wishing to continue their experience on Windows Phone. Rudy has sent a letter to Tinder in hopes to appeal their wishes and work together. You can read Rudy’s letter to Tinder on SkyDrive.
We’ll update you all on whether or not Tinder is willing to work with Rudy or if they have their own plans for a future Windows Phone app.
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If I was running tinder, I'd definitely let him onboard.
Hopefully this is just the first step in a successful resolution that sees you building an official app.
Can I pour half a can of coca cola into a glass, and start selling it as 6Coca~cla? See what I did there? I left off a vowel and added a 6, as an user, you can still recognize it as Tinder (the brand), and when you use the app you get the Tinder product (the girls/guys) just like downing a glass of my new cola brand 6Coca~cla, I mean Coke, that I both repackaged and rebranded (only slightly, because nobody wants VeggieCola). To make the analogy more complete, let's replace the can of Coca-Cola and I'll install a hose into one of the bottling facilities.
Original company/devs don't give a damn about WP8 users, but if someone does and brings awesome functionality to boot with replacement apps, they go all greedy corporation assholes on us users by forcibly removing said apps.
And I highly doubt they'll be bringing an official app anytime soon, and if they ever do they'll make some crap app that's far less functional than Rudy's version, and then proceed to never update it.
Plenty stupid move imho. The service would be getting more users and fans, do you have to be so greedy to not let the dev get a little ad money? I mean, they guy did all the job you weren't able to.
By dev standards that's plenty cheap you know? Anyways, kudos to Rudy... don't let stuff like that demotivate you, we WP8 users appreciate a lot your work - even those who don't use the apps. You could say that some companies out there are only bringing their stuff to the platform because they realized someone else is doing their job brilliantly.
What say you?!
Rudy kindly steps in to fill the breach, and this is what they do?!!
They should be paying Rudy to develop their app...that's how good his app was! It was certainly a damn sight better than the half baked Android alternative.
I got the update...hopefully that means I will be able to keep the app for the foreseeable future. Tinder employees...stop behaving like school kids - either make us an app, or support those that do!
Rudy to bring up the potential interest of WP8 users for Tinder. Maybe they will wake up and see that WP is viable. To conclude: Rudy, we adore you. Tinder, you are an ass, just accept 6tindr...
Since this app wasn't costing them a penny. Rudy had added features probably they never thought off :p especially since those features are not on the other platforms... .
and I am getting pretty desperate for the 1.2 update...
You can't even hit the buttons on top of the picture with the Heart or X.
Hopefully they will allow rudys app back, as he said they are completely eliminating wp users by doing this, and even though it is the smallest market share, it is only the smallest at the moment.