Rudy Huyn wants Snapchat to make an exception for 6Snap

Rudy Huyn wants Snapchat to make an exception for 6Snap
Snapchat has been having security problems recently, and the cause has been traced back to not-so-trustworthy third party apps that were mishandling user data. In an effort to protect its users, Snapchat decided to start shutting down those third party apps, but it couldn't go after the apps themselves; instead, Snapchat had to lock user accounts if they were found to be using a third party app.

For many users, it wouldn't get that far, because they would get a warning, then be able to just grab the official Snapchat app and keep going as usual. Unfortunately, that's not an option for the millions of Windows Phone users who use 6Snap, because there is no official Snapchat app available on Windows Phone. 6Snap developer (and all-star WP developer) Rudy Huyn has reached out to Snapchat in an effort to give WP users a usable option. 

Huyn has tweeted to Snapchat, saying, "are you aware that you block millions of WP users to use your service? #6snap respects ur philosophy&privacy. Let's talk". It's a good first move, not only because Huyn is a respected developer, but also because the tweet allows sites like ours to call out Snapchat, and maybe push it towards a faster resolution. Snapchat is working on official APIs for third party devs, but there's no idea on when that will be made available. And, there's no indication that Snapchat is working on an official WP app either. 

Here's to hoping Snapchat and Rudy can work something out, because otherwise there will be many users looking for a new messaging service. 

source: @Rudy Huyn via WMPU

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9 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Even though I don't use 6snap it sucks for those who do. One of the things I like about WP is the third party app support, its got that indie vibe going on, for just about any popular app that's missing, third party apps serve as a great replacement. In ways the OS itself is indie while the two larger platforms are mainstream however its very influential. Hope Snapchat and Rudy can resolve this soon.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But see that's the thing - official apps from the developers themselves is what stops me from choosing WP.

5. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

he just talking about stuff like this and google apps, this do not happen to every app, and whoever have that type of mindset just want to say negative things, and if they feel that way, they should just straight up say I do not like WP and keep it moving, instead of saying it do not got this or that or this or that. I am not talking about you @papasmurf, but people in general, I switch from a Note to a 1520 and never looked back, I did trade my note to get a LG G2, this was before the G3 came out, so I still got android, but I never use it

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

But the unofficial apps does the exact same thing and sometimes they have more features than the official apps. That should not be a problem.

3. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

With the recent skype update and having official apps like telegram (way more secure) there's no reson for using snapchat...I never used it anyway

4. hasell

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

Rudy really contribute alot for wp his apps even better than official apps, that is awesome

7. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

"are you aware that you block millions of WP users to use your service? #6snap respects ur philosophy&privacy. Let's talk" Millions?

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Considering windows phone sell, millions, upon millions. Yes he is right in saying millions. Unless people on PA need basic counting skills...

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yes millions.

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