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6tin returns to Windows Phone after Tinder complaint

If you've been displeased at the fact Tinder filed a trademark complaint against Rudy Huyn and his 6tin app, you can now take a step back and relax a little bit because the app has once again arrived on Windows Phone and is available for download.

There's no full on explanation as to why it has returned, however Huyn noted earlier today he was in the process of removing the offending naming of Tinder in the app description so that may have just been enough to appease the Tinder legal team and have them back off from the situation.

In any case, the app is back and even the download link for it remains unchanged at this point so you can get all the 6tin goodness you want on Windows Phone. Hopefully, with the adjustments made that will be enough for Tinder and this won't be an issue any longer.

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ULOP3Z says:

Why don't they just make an Official app instead of being little b!tches

luimende says:

They don't want to, why don't you make an app and support it across all 3 OSes?

DaveGx says:

Why not let Rudy do it since he's shown he's capable? Pay him a little dough and you've got a great looking app to reach more people. Sometimes businesses make idiotic decisions.

Ticomfreak says:

He didn't want money for it.

Yousef Kawmi says:

Wow, your comment is just plain dumb.
Why don't they develop an app and support all 3 OS ? They can get more users which somehow mean more money

ULOP3Z says:

Because that's not my job, and I don't have consumers to please, if they don't want to make one fine but don't be an a$$hole about it and take down someone else's

luimende says:

But it belongs to them. Look I'm all for wanting the apps, there's too many that I want, way too many, but I've begged and begged companies and nothing happens. We know what the problem is, without users there's no apps, without apps there's no users. Without new phones there's no new buyers. Don't expect people to just make apps, they won't. Not until the media favors WP.

ULOP3Z says:

I know it belongs to them, I'm just saying if they don't bother making an official app, why take down an app from someone who's doing it for them? Like I said "little b!tches"

yocktan says:

Its not even 50% belong to them. They gathered data from Facebook, Bro... But, they own word "Tinder" 100%

RayWP7 says:

We need hipsters and the popular teens in on the platform. Lets face it, we are a different breed of consumer. That's how we can praise WP for being different while hatin' on it for not having everything else others have.

blackprince says:

What intelligent? Free thinking? Not sheep?

Ronnet says:

Yes yes it's the whole chicken and the egg thing. However Rudy offered them a loophole. They can get his app for free, make it official and see how the WP market respons to it. If there is enough demand then they can continue to invest in WP, if not then retract the official branding.

kurtd says:

Tinder are jerks

areserhat says:

Rudy is The Best :)

ScottAB says:

I don't know if MS has a WinPhone developer of year award. Rudy gets it. His dedication to WinPhone is amazing!!

Ronnet says:

They had a app of the year award. Rudy's wikipedia won that competition.

Micah Dawson says:

The only thing I has about this is when you get a message it scrolls back up to the top which makes going through a long list tedious.

xFalk says:

Everyone, make sure you mention Tinder in your reviews of the 6Tin app so that it will still be searchable for "tinder".

osars ehi says:

I'll even download it now jst for that purpose

dalydose says:

That's helps the search?

blackhawk556 says:

I'm wondering this myself

Shantek says:

I may be wrong, but I don't think it works like that. It uses the store description, and keywords set by the developer

I think you're right.

Ronnet says:

Then it's up to us, the community, to provide links to 6tin whenever someone claims WP lacks Tinder.

Anubis4574 says:

It's probably because we all emailed Tinder lots of hate-mail feedback!!! :D

KMF79 says:

You get more with sugar than with vinegar.

codo27 says:

the fact that tinder has a legal team makes me wish the world would implode

I'd be more concerned if they didn't have a legal team

ABsmoove says:

Cause we blew up they're damn email! Lmao

blackhawk556 says:

Not true at all

Returns with an updated :) Rudy has style.

Micah Dawson says:

This is how you know a company has something against Microsoft and windows phone, when they have an app already made by someone and instead of working with him they wish to stop him.

Good on Rudy.

Eroneko says:

+820

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blackhawk556 says:

@withinrafael is going to be pissed! He hates Rudy, always talking smack. :)

iyae says:

Yeah, where is riff raff anyway? I expected him in here hatin' by now

He's still butthurt from the 6tag/Instance thing. Saw him trying to trash Rudy in a Twitter convo between Daniel Rubino and Tom Warren earlier today. I say trying because no one acknowledged him. Like a little kid trying to get his parents' attention lol. What a righteous cunt.

iyae says:

I like his music tho.

blackhawk556 says:

What exactly happened in the 6tag/Instance thing? I know they have some sort of beef over that but I have no idea the details about it.

rianext says:

Yeah am curious too...whats the story...??

kenosando says:

Rafael wrote a blog post about the security holes in 6tag. People were upset because he reverse engineered Instance for Daniel Gary, so they thought he was trashing a "competitor", Rubino then called Rafael's post "alarmist", made Rafael mad, and so on.

dalydose says:

I wish people could come together and converge on a company that won't make an app because of "lack of demand".  I've written companies before and got the response that mine was the only email that they've ever received.  It's WAY more productive to write the actual developer/brand than to complain on WPC.

SammUL says:

Strange, the link works but the app cannot be found in search

 

btw I don't understand all that legal stuff, the claim for using their name? If they want the app down can't they just claim its using their database? I mean that's what the app does with no royalties. But what do I know

Cheers for making it =)

Sekyal says:

I search for Tinder, no 6Tin, then I searched for 6tin and no 6tin but 3 other Tinder wanna-bees.

Doesn't really matter I have it already, but strange for it not to show up - though I have often found a delay from news mentioned here to when I see it reflected myself.

Ronnet says:

It depends on the market. Not just the app offering but the search index as well, it lacks behind.

Go Rudy. He is the Man and anyone who stops his work shall be stoned to death with Lumias. Lol

TechniqS says:

Stoned to death with *a lumia* It only requires one! Lol

ArisKarneris says:

A 920 will do the job nicely.

Racioli says:

If you leave it charging for awhile and then throw it, someone will get a concusion and will be seriously burnt!

Rudy, you should bring the options for a Non-Transparent tile back :(((

Ronnet says:

+920. I'm not a fan of transparant tiles at all. It doesnt work well with live tiles. I'm all for customization and this is the opposite. Instead of giving us options they are forcing us into one corner. I got WP for the awesome live tiles and no I have an ugly start screen. In my opinion iOS looks better than WP now.

 

I hope the merger of RT and WP will force MS to provide us with the best of both worlds.

Jazmac says:

Tinder devs sure do throw tantrums a lot. All they need do is develop for the platform especially when they know we want it. Do what makes you look good Tinder. This is bad for your rep.
 

marcusktc says:

Go Rudy Go ... You're the best ...

trashr0x says:

hmm i'm stuck with a transparent tile, where did the option to switch between tile designs go?

enzom09 says:

Maybe they saw all of our emails? I for one know I emailed them and had my friends do the same even if they didn't have windows phones.

lancepr says:

I want to see what all the fuss is about, will it spam my facebook feed or should I create a new account?

Fiann says:

It only uses your facebook for login and interests. It doesn't post anything there. You're safe.

Fiann says:

Well, Tinder got their way. 99% of users will never find it now. If you search for Tinder in the store it doesn't show up but there are a ton of other apps, many of which use Tinder in the name.

coolbreeze78 says:

Drama. Rudy should just stop and pull the app. Let Tinder and their apparent lack of WP knowledge sort it out. They will come back, crawling.
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CJ Thunder says:

Or he has an app with WP users, we make a 6tin community, then he makes an ios app...

spinzeroWL says:

Good luck with that. It'll just be another forgotten social networking platform (you know, like Hike, Path etc)

expresswagon says:

Is everyone that's commenting about this getting dates from Tinder? That's all that really matters right ;)

yocktan says:

Nope. Lol.
We just fight for #mobileequality :)

Racioli says:

ahhahahahahha

Don't know, but I'll make a FB account to check it out myself.

Ryan Smith20 says:

One of the biggest problems in online dating is actually starting a conversation that is original and interesting. Im not sure if this helps, but I've been used this app called tindercompanion.com app on the app store that helped me with few dates. #Tinder #TinderCompanion #tinderapp #tinder #dateideas #conversationstarters #tindercompanion #tinderdating

killerb255 says:

I wonder if Rudy is working on 6growl and 6grind?

JoneKone says:

Well 6tin is not listed in the store (search can´t find it), so its back but pretty much dead anyway as no one can find it. 

I understand Tinders point of view in this matter (their service and API) and they are within their rights to do what they want legally. However I also belive that the WP community can and should put pressure on Tinder. It´s obviously not about user base so they kinda deserve what they get. Still they might never make a official app, but that is their choice.

Twitter: @Tinder  ;)

Marco Gomes1 says:

Those tinder guys are real assholes, especially the moronic lying CEO.

neonspark says:

whatever, tinder will burn out and nobody will care next year.

superkjeg1 says:

Do I need a Facebook account to be able to use 6tin?? I don't have one, and it seems like I cannot open the app.
Is this the same thing with Timber?