Snapchat a female thing; 6snap brings Snapchat like capabilities to Windows Phone

Snapchat a female thing; 6snap brings Snapchat like capabilities to Windows Phone
Snapchat has been in the news recently, especially after the company turned down what might have been as much as a $4 billion offer from Google. Not bad since the company received financing earlier this year at a valuation rate of $800 million. Snapchat is a messaging app with a twist. The messages disappear in 10 seconds leaving no trace that they had ever been sent.

Snapchat's founder and CEO Evan Spiegel says 400 million "snaps" are bring sent out a day, although the company has yet to produce even one cent in revenue. Spiegel says that despite the lack of revenue, he is in no rush to monetize the app. "There are a lot of things in our product that make it appealing for advertisers, but we want to do it right." Snapchat is also expanding into other markets by allowing the app's users to translate it into other languages.

According to Spiegel, 70% of Snapchat users are women and added that half of Snapchat's members have tried out "Stories," which is a way to link together multiple messages. Snapchat was recently in the spotlight at a Goldman Sachs tech conference.

Meanwhile, Windows Phone users who don't have Snapchat available for their phone, can now install 6snap from the Windows Phone Store. Developed by Rudy Huyn, who developed popular third party Instagram app 6tag for Windows Phone, 6snap brings many of the same features available on Snapchat including "Stories".There is also Live Tile support.  Check out the 6snap screenshots below.


source: WSJ, 6snap via WPCentral

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5 Comments

1. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

rudy hyun is a top notch developer for wp8. every app of his i have tried out has been high quality. most of his 3rd party apps are better than the official app. windows phone is lucky to have him.

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

you go rudy hyun! your the best if i was Microsoft i would give you a top job.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Snapchat a female thing? Yep, many female things are Snapchat. Or is it, Snapchatted?

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

WP have alternatives to most of the apps.

5. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I will snap a pic of my feet and try it out when my 1520 comes tomorrow

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