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Tinder is officially coming to Windows Phone

Get the pen ready, because we’re about to check off another official app coming to Windows Phone. Rudy Huyn released 6tindr a little over a week ago. It was an unofficial Tinder client for Windows Phone that was quickly met with praise. It was pulled two days later after Tinder filed a complaint with Microsoft. How’s this good news? Because Rudy just got off the phone with the folks behind Tinder and will be working with them to bring an official app to Windows Phone.

We just spoke to Rudy and he informed us that he’ll be working with Tinder to make an official app on Windows Phone. That means 6tindr is dead for the time being, but the efforts of Rudy will now give us an official app. Rudy’s, of course, very happy about the ordeal. He started working on his “6apps” (6sec, 6snap, 6tag, etc) to show companies that Windows Phone users are motivated to have these apps. He considers them a success if he can help bring official apps to the platform.

Of course anyone would be impressed with what Rudy was able to with 6tindr. From start to Windows Phone Store the process took him 10 days. That’s in addition to still working and providing updates to his other apps like 6snap and 6tag.

We’ll keep you updated on any developments with the official Tinder app for Windows Phone. In the meantime someone send Rudy a beer or two. 

213 Comments
  • Sweet.
  • We need more people like rudy for windows phone..
  • Seriously, we can't have "one" guy save the platform.Microsoft needs to wake up! There are so many apps on Windows 8 that should be ported to windows phone. I think I am on the last legs with WP for now, until it matures more.
  • It's not just Microsoft,but developers as well. You getting impatient and jumping ship probably won't help either. That'll just give developers a reason to cry "not enough market share". Remember there was a period that IOS nor Android had a gazillion apps at first either. In fact Android just started to grow to where it is appwise a couple of years ago. As big as it is,Android still doesn't get apps at the same time as IOS at times. Things are greatly improving man..
  • I second this comment. When you get impatient and jump ship, it exacerbates the problem. I can't really add anything to make it more clear than mswindows101 already did. If one guy can build an app as good or better than their non existent app, why can't these companies hire someone or use someone in-house to do the same? I could understand if the development of the app took a full year, thereby justifying the complaint that it costs too much for them to invest in a small marketshare (millions of users, regardless!) but 10 days? Whatever they pay someone would amount to a few hundred or grand to do. It makes no sense to me. Buy Rudy's app and pay him something to maintain it. What's the big deal? I'm sure there is more to it than this but so far I can't see it. And yes, Android and iOS both started with "no apps" and like an old west land grab, I'd want to stake my claim ASAP before the market becomes saturated. Whatever happened to investing early and holding for long term gains? Who runs these companies?
  • Exactly.. I don't really see the excuse. Build and they will come. And so will the money. If developers big,and small can do it,then so can most others of equal size. Make the apps and make them quality,plus update them regularly and you will be rewarded. Just look at Rudy.. He's proof.
  • Here's another success story: http://www.wpcentral.com/proshot-developer-shares-his-windows-phone-succ...
  • Not to mention with the state of affair of piracy, no game developers want to make a game for android without proper bloatware (DRM)
  • Yep
  • I think it simply because pay-to-win or combining ads with spyware is more profitable. It is very common for apps on Android to require access to data just for spying purposes and unfortunately it is something that is likely to happen on wp as well. Especially if it gets a bigger market share.
  • So many of the apps on Windows 8 are of bad quality. Windows Phone has the better developers.
  • OMG. Good news? ...then I, too, would like to express some vague notion of discontent just to dampen any sense of progress !!!
  • +6600
  • So which apps are there that we as WIndows Phone users really can't live without.Apps like Tinder are fun and all but hardly a requirement. In my everyday life I really would not know of any apps that I miss..   That said, there are some features I feel we should get sooner rather than later, one of the most prominent for me would be gapless audio playback.
  • Here! Here!
  • Dat Rudy!
  • No, what we really need is more access to the OS and device.  WP is too locked down to do most of what users want.
  • Rudy might want to start contacting companies offering them his services to build official apps for them (if he's not already done so). That way, we get high-quality official apps sooner than it would otherwise take companies to build and release them.
    Thanks Rudy!
  • 2 years until release.
  • What I was gonna say.
  • LOL
  • Am I the only one that read "sweet" with the "candy crush" voice?
  • Hahaha . Nice one Rudy ! We'll always support you no matter what !
  • That one sound like this "Suwwweeeaattt" oh lol
  • Woah, careful there. You might get sued for trademark infringement... :P
  • lol
  • Does that mean you're working on a Candy Crush port as well? That is sweet....
  • Rudy making games? :l
  • Am I the only one sensing 6sweet in the works?
  • Ohmy gooood rudy huyn will make an candy crush app voor windows phone!!! All hail Rudy!!! All hail Rudy
  • This is how rumors get started.
  • Hope it will have the advanced features 6tinder had and not be dumbed down to match iOS and Android versions.  
  • Yay! Go Rudy!
  • AWESOME! (even though I do not use the app, but OFFICIAL!!)
  • Yes, thanks Rudy. Maybe it is time for wp8 to stay away from 3rd party apps. Perhaps authentic is better.
  • Maybe its time for Microsoft to hire talented developers like Rudy who stuck with the platform from day 1! Thanks for all you've done and continue to do
  • Trust me, the day he gets hired by Microsoft is the day all his third party apps will close down.
  • Agree + 1 to Rudy. Now Rudy should work also along side Instagram. Since 6tag has 40000 + users and instagram is well short.
  • How do you know how many people the apps have? You're basing it off reviews?
  • He actually already has worked for Microsoft. He left to do these apps full time, lol.
  • There would be no Tinder coming if 6Tindr didn't exist. If the Cult if Official had their way, we'd have no toys to play with. Besides 3rd part apps can be better.
  • Rudy is the man!
  • I'm glad that he's working with them and they aren't just releasing it "soon"
  • Note that "soon" for Windows Phone is 2 years, at least -.-'
  • His app is identical, the name will probably be changed to tinder and they will add the ©, that's all they will have to change.
  • They have to have push notifications added, right? Not just checking for notifications every half an hour. So, not all will be same.
  • This guys awesome, he should be working at Microsoft.
  • Doing what? He wouldn't be making 3rd party apps anymore.
  • MS should probably send him a check.
  • Congratz Rudy, this is awesome :P Finally a company understands they won't be able to do better than you do, so they get you do to do it for them. About time someone (besides the users ofcourse) notices this and does something about it.
  • That was quick! But I don't use this service anyways. :P
  • Rudy. The Windows Phone savior!
  • Companies should just hire Rudy to make their apps. He seems to single handedly develop apps in days that would take a team of developers at these companies months to create.
  • That's because Rudy is a robot
  • https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=B14B23EA6648E81A!2242&authkey=!AJq...
  • Yes I'm replying to myself...how on earth do you shorten the link via WP Skydrive app? I didn't get the option like on the webpage.
  • Nahhhh....he's a crazy mofo Martian!
  • +1 and then hire a contractor or two to fix patch/bug.. this would be an awesome strategy from a company's point of view...
  • it's planned ;)
  • Please make a twitter app. All available ones are horrible.
  • Talking about planning, when is Daniel gonna do that interview with you Rudy? We are waiting ages for this. We wanna know more of the man behind the code!!! So Daniel, c'mon already!!! :)
  • Congrats Rudy, and all WP users! :)
  • I'll send him 6beers :3
  • Ha I see what you did there lol
  • Haha +620
  • +6
  • We need more guys like rudy..
  • Be the Rudy is you want to see in the world. :P
  • Boom
  • Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
  • http://static.checkthefilm.com/2012/01/beetlejuice-keaton.jpg
  • :-D
  • Thanks Rudy! Keep up the great work.
  • "will not give us an official app"... Sam, "now"... :P
  • 6tindr still works for me for the time being. I am excited to try out the official when it comes :P
  •  That means 6tindr is dead for the time being, but the efforts of Rudy will not give us an official app.
    Don't you mean: "the efforts of Rudy will give us an official app."? That said, I have no use for Tinder, but I love seeing companies starting to come over to Windows Phone sooner than later. Here's hoping Rudy's influence continues to grow and his ambassadorship of the platform helps bring even more apps over. Now if only he'd start to juggle making apps for Windows 8.1...that would be great.
  • So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone. And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this. And who do you think that guy was? Rudy Huyn. The 6apps man, I swear to God, I was there. I was like, Rudy!!
  • Classic. How did no one see this? I'm gonna have to watch that movie tonight. While using 6snap of course.
  • Rudy for President!!!
  • Congrats!
  • Wow that guy is a pro! MS hire him!
  • I figured this was the reason why 6tindr was removed.
  • Congrats Rudy! Microsoft should hire developers, like Rudy, who can help develop official apps from other platforms to Windows Phone.
  • Yeah ! Maybe MSFT should hire Rudy to develop Windows Phone OS .
  • Nice! Though I can't help but wonder when is the Flipboard app coming to WP; and the WPCentral app going to Windows 8.
  • Rudy, you are my freakn' hero! I don't know the first thing about code writing but Obama should have hired you to do Healthcare.gov!
  • We already have a good healthcare here is france, just need to copy paste :D
  • LOL + 929/ICON
  • Lololol...I own a machine shop east of Los Angeles In the high desert. I was a project manager for a Thalus project to manufacture the generator that goes on each engine of the A380. I loved working with the French! David
  • So now Rudy is basically an ambassador for WP. Doing what Microsoft fails to do.
  • Congratulations Rudy! Show'em how its done!
  • They better hurry. I've got some girls waiting for a response!
  • This will be funny, he made one in 10 days, and I bet the official one will take weeks, if not months and still suck haha
  • Rudy for CEO?   Does anyone realize how important he has been for the success of WP8 in general? how many people have come to windowsphone because he had the apps?!
  • I agreed ! With Rudy as CEO , why bother to buy iPhone ? Lol .
  • Hats off to Rudy once again....
  • Don't forget to thank Tinder team also ;)
  • Of course! Glad to see a big company like them finally listening to the users and hiring someone like you to help get their vision to Windows Phone. I hope they're paying you the big bucks Rudy!
  • Rudy are your skills transferrable or do you just happen to have some special talent and been coding since like 8 years old?
  • Next stop....6tube... 6book... 6tweet
  • Yes what the fella above said haha, but isn't Facebook beta good?
  • It's very good. I'm saying mostly about the messenger and secondly because I'm really curious to see who can make a better facebook app.... Microsoft or Rudy :)
  • 6tube would be soo awesome :D
  • The Wordeo app (new at the app store) maybe is coming to windows phone too. http://sdrv.ms/1aKCb2k
  • I honestly just tried 6tindr to support Rudy and because I heard the app was decent, but this is AWESOME news if this means an official app is coming and soon. I hope they don't strip it down too much or take too long to release it, since his app is more than perfect. Wonder if this would lead to Snapchat re-tooling 6snap to be official too? All I know is that we Windows Phone users are lucky to have a guy like Rudy in our corner, working around the clock to deliver is some very needed high quality apps.  Thanks again Rudy! You're AWESOME.
  • Rudy has almost done more for WP than MS.
  • so what then? should microsoft pay companies to create apps for windows phone even though they don't get paid for making apps on ios or android? it's comments like this that make my head hurt. the os is there, the tools are there. the devs of the official apps are just lazy.
  • Jesus you guys.  Of course Rudy hasn't done almost more for WP than MS! It was a joke and poke at MS.  Chill out and go get some fresh air.  FFS.
  • Two more Rudys and the app gap should be filled in no time. Rudy, you're a true HERO!
     
  • 10 days? Daaammnn...
  • I agreed ! With Rudy as CEO , why bother to buy an iPhone ? Lol .
  • Well done Rudy and good on tinder!
  • are they buiding off his app, buying it from him, starting from scratch? How is Rudy helping
  • bravo!
  • Excellent news. When I read the tweet he got from the tinder CEO saying "let's talk", I was hoping for this turnout. This shows intelligence from the guys who run tinder. Why spend weeks and resources building a whole new app when this amazing dev is willing to work with you and most of the work is already done? I hope Rudy gets to also maintain it since it's an assurance for future updates. Congrats Rudy!
  • Will ot save all my beautiful matches that 6tindr allowed me to mingle with? I'll be gutted if i don't meet the ones in my "keepers" list :(
  • Yes it will. I had been using Tinder on an Android phone...all my matches/conversations moved over to 6Tindr without issue. Clearly our account and match data are held in central Tinder servers (I wish Whatsapp did the same)
  • Yes it's connected to your Facebook account, not to the app. So on any tinder app you login, the matches and conversations will be loaded. Although I wouldn't count on those girls still being in tinder by the time this official app comes out. ;)
  • Oh and why did you remove 6tinder?? I'm still using it. :)
  • Microsoft, pay this man.
  • Awesome! That's what companies should be doing anyways in the first place.
    Official app development is ready, working and awesome already. Just pay Rudy and replace the name (with the proper crediting of course).
  • Rudy!!!!!!!!
  • Cheers for Rudy!
  • Good job brother. You deserve it.
  • Nice work Rudy! Now.. shouldn't it be quite a quick transition since it's Rudy and all?
  • Rudy Huyn is the dev of the decade.
  • This is freakin' awesome!! Rudy's the best!!!
  • +520
  • tinder i love 6snap, but does anyone know what the fiasco was with bringing an official snapchat to the platform? i mean all the apps rudy created, the official came soon after. except snapchat.
  • Love this guy...Rudy you're the man.
  • Finally a company smart enough to use his talents SMH
  • ETA?
  • Good for us. Thanks Rudy and all the developers that put much time and resources into Window Phone apps.
  • I was gonna saw screw that, until I saw Rudy was involved. They just need to strike a deal and release 6tindr as Tinder on WP.
  • grats Rudy! keep doing what you are doing for this community. We all definitely appreciate it.
  • Amazing how Microsoft claims they are so hard at work getting apps and Rudy, a developer can get a big name on in a mere 10 days. Makes you wonder how hard MS is trying.
  • Rudy is freelance. He doesn't have to jump through hoops like Microsoft. He listens to NONE ONE AND MAKES THE APPS HE WANTS TO. Rudy the app god
  • Submit Rudy as a CNN story to report: Why is this lone developer's apps better than the originals?
  • Woot! Go Rudy, your app has introduced me to many females I have never know and because it links to Facebook instead of having to fill out like okcupid or sites like that (and phone based). Well lets say its less creepy as you have a verfied link.
  • Tinder must be a good company and realize quality programing.
  • Rudy is the man. I will buy him a virtual beer!!!!
  • Wasn't he working on 6book?
  • give that man a cookie!!!
  • Rudy Huyn is truly the god of WP app development... Many years from now, I'll be telling my children of the great Rudy Huyn, the man who made WP apps great.
  • The man who made WP period. No apps = No platform.
  • Rudy thanks
  • Thank you Rudy. Thank you Tinder. Now move fast.
  • If Rudy builds an app it comes to windows phone. Rudy makes the gateway app. Lol
  • You guys need to check this Rudy's app its called tvshow.
  • http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tvshow/f593e6f6-cd49-e011-85...
  • he needs to update it because its prone to crashes it doesnt look good for a quality developer like him to have an app with problems
  • Rudy ftw!!!!!!!!
  • Not to sound demanding or ungrateful or anything, but...6BBM? ;)
  • Giggity.
  • 6iggity.
  • Good for Rudy, his hard work is paying off both for him an his fellow Windows Phone fans!!!
  • I'm beginning to feel like an app god. That should be Rudy's theme :P
  • Great work in the apps Rudy!
  • Really we dont expect 2 much from rudy.. Bcz he already did too much for this platform. His commitment is unbelievable... We need more and more developers like rudy... I know rudy worked almost 15 hrs in a day... Rudy u need some rest too..
  • Rudy, make a Pinterest and a Flipboard app. Flipboard is supposed to arrive but God knows when. Maybe the success of your app will trigger the release of it soon enough.
  • This!!
  • Cool. I'm glad that a company is putting Rudy's considerable talents to use on an official app.
  • For those complaining about Microsoft, this is actually how it is supposed to work. Developer support for a platform is what encourages others to do the same. Either way, kudos to all involved.
  • it's just easier for people to point the finger at microsoft and say "where are the apps?" when ms has no control over those third party devs and their apps. it's ridiculous.   on another note, where is that idiot vegetable guy who was crying about 6tinder being a form of piracy and that rudy was stealing profits from the official devs. LOL
  • I've been using the TV show app for a while now and love it. And just recently tried 6tag. Good stuff. Quality apps. Great job Rudy and keep up the great work!!!
  • Wow! Well done Rudy!
  • I wonder how great would a youtube app made by rudy would be
  • Rudy please make a WatchESPN app so that Espn can get off their butt and make an app! Please please! +6
  • I wish Rudy would develop a 3rd party YouTube app. 6tube sounds nice. Am currently using 6tag, 6sec and 6tinder (before it was removed) and also Rudy's Wikipedia app. I dig the apps' UI. The only YouTube apps worth mentioning in the WP Store are MyTube and MetroTube (though the latter hasn't been updated for months).
  • An update for metrotube is coming soon, or so we were told.
  • Grindr please
  • 6rindr ;-)
  • Right? Haha but really though he should hit up the Grindr peeps and get an official Grindr app made
  • Rudy, can you make an unofficial candy crush app next??? Thanks man.
  • Great job Rudy!
  • I must say, I plan to leave windows phone for the nexus 5. The apps man.. The apps... I have much better tools over there. But Rudy is definitely the one reason that I might stay. His apps are of better quality than 'official apps'.
  • U will even miss Nokia's camera that u wont get in your droid. All nokia apps.
  • I dont use my camera very much.. But the cameras are effing amazing over here
  • Rudy! Rudy!
  • Great and i came across the article from http://www.gadgetride.com/blog/top-smartphone-releases-coming-up-in-2014... SMARTPHONE RELEASES COMING UP IN 2014. 
  • When is it coming to India's wp market?
  • What is Tinder?
  • A free service helping to meet new people (as in date), where you pick the ones you like after setting a maximum distance (and age). They do the same on their side (without knowing what you decided), and if both decisions match, you can then chat and eventually meet if you want to. It's only for smartphones (iOS / Android, and now WP thank to Rudy).
  • Even if there are hundreds of comments in here with the same contents, I've to add mine: thanks Rudy, you rock, dude! Your apps are by far the best on WP, and yeah, MS should give you some reward for what you are doing :-)
  • Rudy, i have a request. Please develop a 6rowlr (Growlr) app! Many thanks! :):):)
  • Funny how tinder responded quickly to the third party app. But snapchat team didn't respond at all
  • He is a god
  • If i was a developer i would see Windows Phone as a great opportunity to make a name and earn some serious cash.. iOS and Android are so packed with competition and convoluted with crap app after crap app that its hard to find yourself in the crowd.. Look at what one developer can do in windows phone platform to score with a huge company like tinder. Well done Rudy
  • Hope he decides to make a sonos app at some point. Phonos is missing to many features, so I'm currently using an old android phone as a remote.
  • This only shows, that there is no real difference between an official and the unofficial app, unless it was hacking the protocols. Way To go Rudy.
  • MS should start tossing some coin his way with each new app that comes aboard because of his efforts.
  • Microsoft Should hire this guy. Certainly The Windows Phone apps and operacional system would be better
  • I think it's best he's not hired. We need indie devs if we're to rise up!
  • Wp8.1'd better release soon or lose market.
  • Uh, it's public knowledge that it won't be released until April, and due to the carriers certification process, most likely a month or two after initial release. May want to come out from under that rock.
  • Rudy, if you're reading this, I have two bottles of Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat beer here just for you man!
  • Cherry Wheat is hard to come by. I'll buy them off you if Rudy doesn't want them.
  • Haha one guy can't save the platform, true - but he's doing an awesome job. We've seen a ton of relevant apps released this last month though. Hate to sound cliché, but it's getting better all the time!
  • I want to thank Rudy Huyn for all the work he does for WP. I am also impressed by the leadership at Tinder who understand the value of working with Rudy instead of countering Rudy.  
  • Rudy, if you are reading this, you are amazing and so are your apps. On behalf of the whole Windows Phone community, thank you.
  • As a fellow developer I wish I had the knowledge and experience that Rudy has. He's a big inspiration to me. He's really making great apps. Tried 6tinder, and it's amazingly well done, as with 6tag (most used app on my phone). My dream for WP is that almost every official app of any service has at least 75% of the perfection he manages to do by himself. Almost wished he'd done all WP apps ;) Love goes to you man. And from my fiancee as well, she's a heavy TV show user ;)
  • There you go :) so it was Tinder wanting to control their user experience! And they are going to let Rudy build it for them, so you can all be happy because I don't think anyone loses in this scenario right? Hell Rudy might even get paid from them :)
  • I don't understand why they didn't just keep 6tindr in the store while they created the official app...
  • Hero
  • i think its time microsoft stop their stupid moves its not like they are the only one in the market. tinder is one example of microsoft stupid moves. at least they could develope an official tinder then remove the unofficial, my god who is making the decision for microsoft HQ i think my next phone will be an iphone.    
  • I second that. I bought my first wp (Omnia 7) never had a chance to have instagram while it was still "fresh". Now i upgraded to windows Phone 8 recently and I missed the chance to get tinder by 10 days... When tinder will be out on WP it will be almost dead on other plateforms.  
  • Any news ???
  • On Rudy's twitter recently, he said that nothing has started yet because Tinder has contacted him yet.
  • 2 months later...
  • Three months later... LMAO I'm seriously on the brink of jumping ship too. I know it makes the problem worse, but seriously... Its like this with every app now. By the time we enter a hot app the heat is gone. Also... Instagram is still Beta, why?
  • Still nothing, Rudy said tinder have gone quiet and they never respond to questions about windows phone. Shocking really. Hope their silly little app dies out, he had a fully working app that just needed a rename and they can't even be bothered. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • it has been like...... 4 month now ;-)
  • How long do we still have to wait or did I miss something?!