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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