Rudy Huyn's newest Windows Phone app is CloudSix for Dropbox

Rudy Huyn is perhaps the most well known third party creator of apps for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Over the past couple of years he has released apps Vine (6sec), Instagram (6tag), Snapchat (6snap) and 9Gag. In January, his release of the Tinder-based app 6tinder was quickly removed from the Windows Phone Store at the request of the social networking service. However, Huyn and Tinder have since made up and he will help create an official app for the company.

In the meantime, Huyn has been busy with other projects. Today, his newest Windows Phone app was released: CloudSix for Dropbox. As the name implies, it allows users to sign onto their Dropbox account and upload files from their Windows Phone. It also can automatically save photos and videos to the cloud service, even if the phone is charging. It also supports multiple accounts. The app is free but is supported by ads; however, they can be turned off with an in-app purchase of $1.29.

The fact that Huyn has released a third party app for Dropbox on Windows Phone is pretty newsworthy on its own, especially since Dropbox has yet to launch an official app for the platform. However, as revealed on Huyn's blog, other developers can code a file picker and file saver in their own apps to upload files to Dropbox via CloudSix support. Huyn has already added this code into his own Snapchat-based app, 6Snap.

Finally, his blog post reveals this will be just the first in a series of CloudSix apps for Windows Phone. Others are in the works that will connect to Microsoft's own OneDrive, along with Google Drive, Box and Mega, 

Source: Rudy Huyn via WPCentral | Image via Rudy Huyn

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He should stop using number 6 in every app name. It worked well in 6sec but 6tag, 6snap etc. don't make any sense. CloudSix??? OMG!!

erfanullah said,
He should stop using number 6 in every app name. It worked well in 6sec but 6tag, 6snap etc. don't make any sense. CloudSix??? OMG!!

nagging, nagging... you people when you want to stop it. who cares about f***ing name, apps are awesome, fast and beautifully designed. besides, I give him that for using odd names so nobody can sue him for name copyright or some b**sh*t like that. plus when you see six6 you know you should expect a good experience. these days everyone is after him apparently. can you give this guy a break??!!!!

Very good Developer, although if there is one weakness to his Apps, it's his UI consistency and usability.

Beautiful as most are, there are sometimes 'gaps' in his UI flow where the User isn't quite sure what they should do next.

amnesiality said,

He is a developer working alone creating amazing (missing) apps, he has got no time for some stupid documentation that 99.99% of people don't even read and just click "Accept". Users are happy using these apps because they are either best, fastest or the only option for using those services. Also companies like tinder if they care about their platform's app on Windows Phone they should work with him and help him make the privacy policy. they are dicks not him

I just wish you gave other developers the exposure you give to Rudy. As in everything, relying too much on one person is not a good thing. And developers without media coverage == less users == less interest in the platform == bad overall (Rudy cannot build everything).

tanybeen said,
I just wish you gave other developers the exposure you give to Rudy. As in everything, relying too much on one person is not a good thing. And developers without media coverage == less users == less interest in the platform == bad overall (Rudy cannot build everything).

In my opinion he deserves it. The quality of his apps are exceeding others, even first party developers. He has consistently released top class apps and continues to update them, which can't be said about others, e.g. Spotify.

DaveGreen93 said,

In my opinion he deserves it. The quality of his apps are exceeding others, even first party developers. He has consistently released top class apps and continues to update them, which can't be said about others, e.g. Spotify.


We do not disagree. I am not saying he doesn't deserve it. I'm saying that others may deserve it too.

tanybeen said,
I just wish you gave other developers the exposure you give to Rudy. As in everything, relying too much on one person is not a good thing. And developers without media coverage == less users == less interest in the platform == bad overall (Rudy cannot build everything).

Rudy deserves it, imo.
He's done so much to get companies on board to develop apps for the wp platform. I can't say the same for any other third-party developer out there.

You shouldn't worry Tany because neowin is not the cause of Rudy's success. Actually, they're covering him because of his success - it's the other way around.

Rudy deserves it. In the WP community he is seen as the hero dev who could produce decent apps that even multimillion dollar companies were struggling to produce. All the apps you mentioned that he wrote were on the WP platform months before the companies were willing to write the official app. Even though he is a one-man dev, he really put others to shame with the speed of which he produces these apps that are supposedly difficult to write.
Out of pure loyalty I am not installing the official versions, and there are many in the community that share this view.

DaveGreen93 said,

In my opinion he deserves it. The quality of his apps are exceeding others, even first party developers. He has consistently released top class apps and continues to update them, which can't be said about others, e.g. Spotify.

He does seem to make the same "mistakes" over and over again with regards to app security and stuff like privacy policies though.

I'm not sure what the fetish with him is really. He probably does make decent apps but so do lots of people.

PhilTheThrill said,
I'm not sure what the fetish with him is really. He probably does make decent apps but so do lots of people.

Exactly this. Nobody even bothered to understand the point of my post. Hell, a guy even said that no other developer deserves to be held at the same level of appreciation as him.

Rudy's app are (a) not original in their design (they are copies of already existing apps), (b) not original ideas (clearly), (c) fairly straightforward complexity-wise (e.g. offering instant notifications vs notifications every 30mins is miles apart in terms of development effort). His work is valuable, but I definitely do not value it as highly as almost everyone else seems to.

PhilTheThrill said,

He does seem to make the same "mistakes" over and over again with regards to app security and stuff like privacy policies though.

I'm not sure what the fetish with him is really. He probably does make decent apps but so do lots of people.


I don't know any other developer makes popular apps available just like he does so beautifully and nicely. If he misses some stupid privacy policy documents that 99.99% won't even bother to read, probably because he has no time to do it. If you care, join him and help him do it instead of nagging.

trojan_market said,

I don't know any other developer makes popular apps available just like he does so beautifully and nicely. If he misses some stupid privacy policy documents that 99.99% won't even bother to read, probably because he has no time to do it. If you care, join him and help him do it instead of nagging.

I have about 8 apps total on my windows phone above what comes installed by default. About 6 of them are made directly by Microsoft themselves. As a result my phone runs beautifully. This is caring. This is helping.