Third-party Snapchat Discover client for Windows Phone feeling the heat to get shut down

Third-party Snapchat Discover client for Windows Phone feeling the heat to get shut down
The popularity of Snapchat is not disputed. In fact, since its initial release in 2011, the company already has a valuation in the tens-of-billions of dollars. However, a sore little corner for the photo messaging service has been the development, and eventual removal or third-party applications for Windows Phone. Snapchat only makes its application for iOS and Android, and even stopped accepting feedback from users asking for support for the distant-third-largest mobile platform. Recently, Snapchat expanded its platform by introducing a feature it calls Discover. Discover connects various media-driven content versus a social platform algorithm.

Rudy Huyn is an active developer for Windows Phone, he is the talent behind the popular 6sec Vine client as well as the 6tag third-party Instagram app. His latest app is called 6discover, and as you might guess from the name, it is a third-party app that delivers the same content to Windows Phone that Snapchat Discover provides to iPhone and Android users.

6discover is brand new on the scene and already tallying high-praise from those that have downloaded it. However, like other third-party apps that have been “discovered” on Windows Phone and shut down, Snapchat is already letting Huyn know that it is not pleased with the existence of this new app that seeks to emulate Discover.

Based on the letter Huyn received, it is evident that Snapchat is not interested in having any type of presence on the Windows Phone platform. Given how aggressive Snapchat has been at clearing the Windows Phone deck of any application that can interface its services, it is a certainty that 6discover’s days are numbered.


source: WMPU

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24 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

I don't think windows phone will ever get the real snapchat

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

With the latest example of Nokia being prohibited to make Mobile phone after getting in bed with Microsoft. i think SnapChat is indeed wise not to get within Microsoft striking distance.

3. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why? Beause Microsoft will prohibit them from making SnapChat? -_-

5. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Um, one literally has no corelation with the other. "Nokia being prohibited to make Mobile phone..." that's generally what happens during an acquisition. the unwarranted, and silly agenda that you lemmings are pushing is really sad. The more viable options, the better, for EVERYONE.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Look who you are speaking to.. He is a know troll on any wp articles. Give him a carrot and move on

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

One of the least informed (or reasoned) posts I've seen in a while.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To sum it up the less anyone has to do with Microsoft the better. Unless someone here can give me an example of a striving software or hardware company after working with your dear Microsoft. Borland that develop software development tools in Windows platform now dead or Novell that develop Network File Server also for the Windows platform now dead. VMWARE that develop virtual machine also in the Windows platform are struggling. They are made a common mistake that is to invest in the Windows ecosystem. Google/SnapChat are smart by not putting any form of resources in the windows platform. Well, i am glad i don't have to depend on Windows to drive my computing needs. Hallelujah Me overjoyed. LOL!

14. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Why do you care? You don't use windows phone, so it doesn't affect you. And google would never would be where it is without windows. Where do you think most of the searches take place, especially when they were starting out and there were no smartphones and tablets. And so what a few companies failed making stuff for windows. For ever one, there are tons of ones that were successful. Again, you don't use it, so why do you care? MS puts its services on other platforms, and I don't care. It doesn't hurt me. And even though I don't use Google stuff, it doesn't hurt to put it on competitor platforms. More options for people the better.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I take it as my moral duty to inform the less informed. e.g yours truly.

22. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The more and more I read your posts, the more I realize you have the I.Q. of a twig with a very condescending attitude.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well. I am not going to comment on your IQ because unless both of us go thru a formal test there is no way to know for sure. I would just stick with the facts that i know.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Companies get sold, no big deal. Novell took 2.2billion for its company. As well the patents STAYED open. Blame Borland for their problems, not MS. I am glad we get to laugh at trolls like you. It is one thing to not use a product, you take it a whole new laughable level.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

oh we playing the post links game? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_litigation

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The difference is Microsoft is a convicted Monopolist in US/EU/China while Google is not. Any other questions?

4. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Microsoft makes it easier to develop apps. Google refuses to make apps, SnapChat refuses to make apps. Yes, this is all Microsoft's fault.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Snap chat's CEO is a real piece of work. When people ask him on twitter for a windows phone app, he makes fun of them. What a stupid business man, considering they have all the resources to make an app. They should try to get their reach out so everybody can use it. The guy acts on emotion and personal opinions over business sense, and it'll probably be his downfall in the future.

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

He's still a kiddo who got very lucky with the idea. I don't use snapchat cause I already have what's app along with samsung's and google's messaging apps and I don't need another shi tty messaging app for kids.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think he is smart, why would you want to invest your time and money into a platform that would ultimately turn on you. History has shown again and again that Microsoft would turn on its ally. Google open source platform is more neutral ground for developers. Microsoft is already planning to replace Google in Android so we shall how successful they are at that. I of course want them to try and hope that they failed.

7. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Why just they just keep bashing the WP do they paid from someone? Isn't it profitable for them to come to WP? So why don't letting third party developers do that? Anyone can answer me cause its not making any sense unless your paid.

23. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

1. No WP app because the CEO is an assh*le who hates WP 2. No third party apps because they blame those apps for their secutiry issues

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It got deleted because he used their trademark name, but still he modified it by adding 6 and uploaded it only to the WP store. This is bullcrap.

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well if its the matter of personal opinion I think snapchat CEO sucks Microsoft haters balls or have been f**ked by MS so badly if not why this much hate and ignorance to a platform? It's not like they lose much of it fails even.

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Anyway if snapchat official app don't come to WP after trying so hard to kill third party apps I really don't know what the future of company will be cause they are losing a share of people.

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