Tinder's CEO wants to chat with Rudy Huyn, creator of pulled Windows Phone app 6tindr

Late on Friday, 6tindr, the third party Windows Phone Tinder app created by Rudy Huyn, was pulled from the Windows Phone Store at the request of the messaging and people matching app company. Since then, Huyn, the creator of a number of acclaimed and popular Windows Phone apps, has launched an online campaign to get Tinder to change their mind and restore 6tindr to the store.

It looks like that effort is having an effect, at least for one important person at Tinder. After Huyn posted on his Twitter account that he had heard nothing from the company on his campaign, the founder and CEO of Tinder, Sean Rad, posted this response on Sunday:

That certainly sounds as if Rad might be open to some kind of collaboration with Huyn, who put in features in 6tindr that are currently not available on Tinder's official iOS and Android apps. If those talks fail, it sounds like Huyn might have an alternative. He stated on his own Twitter account:

Of course, we will stay on top of this situation and will report if the talks between Tinder and Huyn are successful or if Huyn decides to work with the unnamed competitor.

Source: Sean Rad on Twitter via WMPoweruser

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How about you make your app suck less and do something about the large amount of spam accounts on it? I've reported a few dozen profiles multiple times, yet their accounts remain active?

I am massively impressed with Rudy. Long may he force the hand of app firms refusing to do Windows phone apps

don't you wish google would behave this way towards youtube clients? off course they are not an open company, but goes to show how more mature people deal with what's essentially, a free app that promotes a service. vs the google way: we hate our customers that don't play with our strategy.

Hope 6tindr be published again soon, or even be published as an official app of tinder, because it suck waiting for official apps which might not be as good as the unofficial (Instagram for example). Love the 6tag app he made.

The app was pulled because the company complained, if other fake apps are there it's because the companies that own the trademarks haven't lodged any complaints about them.

Rudy is able to make apps that work better, have more features, are faster and even look better then the original made by an entire team of devs. Microsoft should give him some money to continue his good work before some major dev hires him and puts him on writing Android/iOS apps.

His WP apps (especially his latest apps) are lightning fast and demonstrate how great the app experience could be on WP if devs could be bothered. I hated how so many apps on WP have needless loadscreens because devs never implemented fast app resume. Its no longer a problem for me now that I got my 920 but the experience can be so much better on all the 520 out there as well.

Sorry - most app experience is simply copied from the original. SO you get the Android ios feeling using a windows phones - that's what puts me off a bit

-adrian- said,
Sorry - most app experience is simply copied from the original. SO you get the Android ios feeling using a windows phones - that's what puts me off a bit

Personally I think the amount of 'copied' app is rather low. It seems devs do use MS' tools to create a modern/metro app. If anything its Microsoft that is changing it by having their Facebook app appear similar to the one on Android. But most thirdparty 'official' apps I use appear modern. Such as my LinkedIn, Shazam and Vine. But also more localized apps like my banking app and the rainradar for my country. They all have the Windows Phone UI. For me a biger issue is that most of these apps lack the ability to fast resume.

Tinder should just pay him and make his app the official tinder app, probably the simple thing to do. Anyway, Rudy should keep it up in my opinion, make as many apps for these services as he can, it at least seems to draw their attention to the platform in the process.

If he would just follow through to put more Metro in his apps. I appreciate his hard work(Have and paid for all his apps) and understand that the apps will look like on the other systems but I just miss the metrofication a little to make it more like a actual WP development

-adrian- said,
If he would just follow through to put more Metro in his apps. I appreciate his hard work(Have and paid for all his apps) and understand that the apps will look like on the other systems but I just miss the metrofication a little to make it more like a actual WP development

While I agree I also think there's a simple reason for making some apps look the same as on iOS and Android. The truth is that it helps with bringing over users from the other platforms when at least the official apps are the same as they are and the users can just pick them up and not have to learn everything over. I don't complain about it much as long as the apps are at least at the same feature level as the iOS and Android versions. Lots of them are behind and it's a shame, don't know if it's just a API thing but it hasn't stopped 3rd party apps from adding them and more in most cases.

If Tinder CEO will be smart enough he should Pay him and send people to work with him to create official app. Then they would have a quality official app because Rudy's apps are the best.