Tinder client 6tin disappears from the Windows Phone Store once more
In the ongoing cat and mouse game between Rudy Huyn and Tinder, it appears Tinder is gaining the upper hand.
On Monday, June 30th Tinder filed a complaint against 6tin over the usage of 'Tinder' in the app description, triggering Microsoft to pull the app. Within hours, however, Huyn had removed the offending language and 6tin was right back on the Store. Now just 48 hours later, 6tin once again bears the "This app is no longer published" moniker on the Store for Windows Phone.
It is not known if Tinder is once more behind this latest removal, or if Huyn himself unpublished the app. Unpublishing an app from the Store is one of the last resorts by Microsoft, versus just hiding the app from searches (but it is not as severe as revoking, which is reserved for malicious apps). Considering the history involved, we are leaning on yet another complaint from Tinder, though it is not obvious what their legal standing is this time as there is no mention of 'Tinder' in the app description.
The original Tinder complaint from Monday was quite specific, denoting:
Interestingly, another third-party Tinder client dubbed Timber is still on the Store. Timber even proclaims itself "…the best Tinder client on Windows phone!" and goes on to mention 'Tinder' two more times in the app description. Likewise, searching for 'Tinder' in the Store brings up Timber as a top result. During this tit-for-tat with 6tin, Timber has managed to escape any action by Tinder. At least from a bystander's perspective, the legal moves by Tinder appear to be selectively targeting of 6tin. Either that or they have atrocious lawyers since Timber even charges for their app.
We've reached out to Huyn to find out what has caused this latest change in app status. For now, do not delete 6tin if you have it.
Thanks, @ankurb, for the tip!
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Thanks Rudy for your hard work. But Windows Phone is on a different phase now.
Create something the world has never seen. Better than iOS and Android.
Windows Phone needs a breakthrough.
Thanks man for your hard work.
Great talent. Wasted on copyright material. Not good. Come on Rudy created your own product.
Cum on just create. And don't copy,
What part are you not getting? We no longer need Rudy for third party apps. We need Rudy to innovate and create.
Rudy is finished. Lol
Official apps rules on Windows Phone going forth. SMH.
Rudy reversed engineered official API's & now he is making money from 6tin (There are adds & a paid version to remove adds).
Also k0de are fucking kidding me? 'You are a great programmer maybe even better than Gates & Linux'
Dude you are mad, coding an app is one thing, while making an OS is another.
but again, you can't insult someone only because he dislikes someone you like, like Rudy. I really don't care who develops apps and if a developer is against other WP developer... I just want WP ecosystem to grow even if official apps aren't available.
Plus, he's taking a shot at Rudy whenever he can using profanity on twitter as well as here..and hes got no credible reason as to why...if hes got serious reasons, knowing the way this guy talks, its been long due...
So..disagree with you...but as I typed this comment...hes turning out to seem even more of a loser...! :P
And why are you siding with him...its alright for him to insult Rudy with a personal vendetta but I can't give it back to him?? Hah!
Way to go, Timber! :/
Any changes in the Beta?
I m still receiving infringements emails from Instagram, after more than one year from publishing (latest last week), for the name, the logo, the font, etc etc etc. Obviously the network is their and I did all that they requested me (not so much, to be honest, just small details), maybe that was the reason they never asked me to even temporary hide the app...
Anyway Rudy you have all my support, fight the power ;) !!
let them be. i did email tinder when they pulled it out days ago. that would suffice, i guess. ain't going to step down another level fo their shit.
i don't use tinder anyway. i support it only because i love WP
Was supposed to be a comment to Daniels comments on the record companies?
'if he would live in Poland, he would hate his parents' ect. :D This is stupid that ppl can't develop their own apps for this platform basing on currently developed (or not) companies apps.