Rudy Huyn and Tinder make up; Huyn to help make official Tinder Windows Phone app

The saga between messaging app company Tinder and acclaimed Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn is over and it's a win-win for both parties. Huyn has confirmed on his Twitter page today he will now help develop an official Tinder app for Microsoft's mobile OS.

The good news brings to an end a dispute that began last week when Huyn's 6tindr, a third party app based on Tinder, was released on the Windows Phone Store.  A few days later, 6tindr was removed from the store at the request of Tinder but Huyn then launched an online campaign asking the company to change its mind.

The effort got the attention of Tinder CEO Sean Rad, who indicated on his own Twitter account that he would like to chat with Huyn personally. Obviously the chat was held this week and the result is that Huyn will be a part of making an official Tinder app for Windows Phone.

The only bad thing about the deal is that the 6tindr app won't be released again. However, Huyn did state on Twitter they "will try to make the best user experience ever made" with the official Tinder app.

Source: Rudy Huyn on Twitter

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This is great news. I doubt Tinder would have developed an app for WP (unless it gets >10% marketshare) on their own. Rudy showed them how easy it is to develop an Tinder app for WP. Microsoft should pay him some money to continue to build unofficial apps for major services and brands. At Rudy's speed they will have every must-have imaginable by the end of 2014 and many official versions on the way.

Rudy can pretty much make a career out of helping companies bring their services/apps to Windows Phone and be set for a good while.

I fully support this move. Every company should just hire Rudy to do their Windows Phone apps. He seems like he can take the workload with the amount he's already outputting

No it's not. I hardly ever use any first party apps on my phone because third party alternatives are much superior and offer more features. Plus they get updated regularly, which is not the case with most official apps.

AsherGZ said,
No it's not. I hardly ever use any first party apps on my phone because third party alternatives are much superior and offer more features. Plus they get updated regularly, which is not the case with most official apps.

that's great for you, but for the platform 1st party apps are required. People not following tech news likely only search for official apps, plus it helps calm the 'list brigade' who constantly tout the lack of apps.

This is a refreshing news.
Good will from both parties will yield something great for the Windows Phone community.

Kudos to Tinder... and Rudy. Fantastic.

Can someone tell him to pull another Tinder move, but for Youtube? Though I can't see how an official YT app could improve on MetroTube or myTube.

cetla said,
Can someone tell him to pull another Tinder move, but for Youtube? Though I can't see how an official YT app could improve on MetroTube or myTube.

Google would probably just request for it to be taken down. There was an official Microsoft app for a short while which absolutely knocked the socks off any other method of browsing YouTube, but google are dicks...so they had to revert to the ****-poor website offering, so lame.