Snapchat comes to Windows Phone in the form of 6snap

Rudy Huyn has launched 6snap, a third-party client for the popular photo sharing messenger, Snapchat, on the Windows Phone store adding to his ever increasing list of high-quality unofficial apps.

Windows Phone has been lacking some popular apps and Rudy Huyn has been making sure to bring the best ones to the platform by developing quality third-party versions. 6snap is the latest of such apps developed by the Microsoft MVP following 6tag for Instagram and 6sec for Vine.

6snap is available to download on the Windows Phone store and has all the features from the official iOS and Android versions. Users are required to be running Windows Phone 8 (or higher) in order to use the app and there is no word on support for version 7.x as of now.

The app allows sharing of pictures and videos with Snapchat users, post snaps with s story, explore stories, edit pictures, add friends, manage privacy and use custom ringtones. In addition to these, Rudy has included some features exclusive to Windows Phone users such as Lense support, sharing via picture hub and live tile support. It is also mentioned that more features will be added in future versions which has been typical of the developer as he has introduced more features in 6tag than the official Instagram app.

Users who have been waiting for Snapchat to become available on their Windows Phone devices can get 6snap from the Windows Phone store right now.

Via: Winbeta.org | Image via 6snap

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Highly doubtful, as I mentioned above I think codebase from WP7 to WP8 varies thus not all apps will work cross platform. It can be done though if the developers code it right

I think at this point, it's safe to say WP7.x users (if theres any left who haven't upgraded by this point) are going to be SoL when it comes to new apps. There just isn't any viable reason to develop for it at this point.

Isn't the code base for WP7 and WP8 different for apps? If so that would be the big reason.

Though if you look at the Microsoft FB page, you will see a lot of upset people about apps not coming to WP7, so obviously there are plenty of people still waiting out their 2 year contract. This biggest thing though is that most of these upset people blame Microsoft for not making the apps compatible and fail to see that they need to reach out to the developers.

So far I enjoy swapchat more. Loading the pictures with 6snap seems to be more of hassle to me. May just have to use 6snap a little longer.

The social media giants would be fools at this point to not hire this guy, better yet Microsoft. He is doing the platform major service for his work.

When needs to happen soon though for WP is an overhaul with the people and pictures hubs to become hubs for these social media apps. An aggrigator is nice in all, but since WP launched there has been no improvement on the hub tiles to allow for new social media networks. It would be awesome if Rudy could make a 3rd party People hub that would essentially do this

wv@gt said,
The social media giants would be fools at this point to not hire this guy, better yet Microsoft. He is doing the platform major service for his work.

When needs to happen soon though for WP is an overhaul with the people and pictures hubs to become hubs for these social media apps. An aggrigator is nice in all, but since WP launched there has been no improvement on the hub tiles to allow for new social media networks. It would be awesome if Rudy could make a 3rd party People hub that would essentially do this

Agreed. MS should just find this guy and throw money at him. If he's doing this by himself he's obviously a boss. Imagine him with a team of decent programmers under him pushing out apps.

Snapchat comes to Windows Phone...

Actually, it came to Windows Phone quite a while ago "Snapchat (Unofficial)" has been in the store for a while, though I concede it's not a very good app, and did disappear for a while and came back later. 6snap seems much better though

well just if you fancy social networking

It seems that a lot of people do, since the lack of first-party apps for Facebook and Instagram were major complaints about the WP ecosystem.

Regardless, good developers are certainly not a bad thing for consumers, and one more good social networking app isn't going to stop people from making apps in other categories.

IDC if you like social networking or not! Rudy has done so much for the community and presence of Windows Phone. Thousands of people who would have left the platform didn't because of his apps and I can promise that! He is one of the biggest reasons Windows Phone is not losing people because of apps.

I use the three 6xxx tools. I like his developing but some things bother me is that functionality is not clearly visible and what it does... and most of the time you will have never seen an explanation for it.

Well developers are rarely also great designers. If you have ideas for a better and more intuitive UI then why not send them along to him?

Sounds good to me, if it's allowed then just let Rudy make his own version of the apps and that seems to often push for the Official apps to come afterwards. I guess showing how much success his app is having to them is a good way to start negotiations with them to bring their official apps over.

What irritates me about this is how it takes a single developer to teach companies with comparatively limitless resources that it makes sense to develop for the platform. Never mind all the users requesting the companies to release official WP apps, but as soon as they are shamed by people like Rudy they start thinking, "well, perhaps we should make our own version (that we can control better) after all". They should just pay people like Rudy for having done their job for them, and often better than they can manage with their own apps.