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  1. therealcostanza's Avatar
    anyone out there disappointed by the availability of various apps for the LGBT community? Scruff is great, though it does not have all the functionality of the iOS/Android version. I moved from iOS to WP7 when it first launched, and really do love WP8.1, and the Nokia hardware. Though, sadly, the lack of these apps does just suck as it was a good way to meet people. I hate to say I'm going back to iOS for just these apps, but after repeated requests to app developers for a WP version of their apps, and receiving responses of 'no', it sucks.

    are these killer apps? no. are they definitively going to make me switch platforms? maybe, I just wish that wasn't the case.
    05-20-2014 03:50 PM
  2. tapehead's Avatar
    It's hard because gay apps are already niche. Niche + niche = a nearly non-existent userbase in the grand scheme of things.

    The Planet Romeo app is one of those bunded mobile sites.

    Meet'm is a very good Grindr app (actual Grindr), but it's not free.

    Scruff's WP app is horrible. But I meet a good guy there, I can't complain too much about it.

    Manhunt refuses to build a WP app, and they only allow iOS and Android users to use their newest mobile site.

    It's no fun being a queen in the land of tiles.
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    05-20-2014 05:11 PM
  3. therealcostanza's Avatar
    I agree 100%.

    It definitely is a niche market, but I would be curious how much interest there would be in those niche apps in markets outside the US, where WP has a higher market share.

    Meet'm is ok, there are some functions that I like, but it doesn't have the full functionality as the native iOS app, and paying for the chat function again after upgrading to 8.1 is dumb.

    Scruff is good - agreed I've met some nice folks on there - but it again is limited compared with the other platform versions, and at times, seems cumbersome.

    Agreed on Manhunt, and Growlr refuses to build an app as well. Logging into Manhunt on their mobile site puts my 920 through the paces, and always gets warm and reduces the battery dramatically. It's either an IE, UC Browser, or Manhunt issue with their mobile site. Either way, lose for us.

    It's unfortunate to see these apps not only not come to the platform, but they would have a unique and I think, visually impressive presence. Having multiple tabs in apps is annoying when you can just swipe left or right, I think it's just more intuitive.

    Based on how these apps are all the same - location based with tiled pictures, etc., it really doesn't seem hard to code. Not that I'm a proficient coder, but I have thought about trying to fill these niches and write the apps myself. It would probably take years!

    Hi from probably the other side of Boston! We should go to Manhunt in Cambridge and ask them to build a mobile app!
    05-21-2014 09:50 AM
  4. bionicgt's Avatar
    Oh, cool to read some pals here... I only use Meet'em and I used Youmigo and had connection with some gays around the globe, lol, but other than that... I don't think there's enough apps :(
    I don't know about you but when I downloaded Meet'em again after upgrading to 8.1 it displayed the message to BUY THE $1.00 CHAT FUNCTION but I accepted it and then it told me that I had already purchased it so I didn't have to pay for it again, but you must agree to "buy it again" ...
    I would also love the Manhunt app!!! I agree, the mobile site is crap!
    05-21-2014 10:13 AM
  5. tapehead's Avatar
    I switched back to Android recently, and I have to say... damn. The PlanetRomeo app is on point. Craps all over the others.

    Of course, at this point, I don't even need these apps anymore. So I guess WP wasn't totally useless for matters of the heart. :P But I wouldn't say it was a joy.

    The Manhunt mobile site is absolutely one of the most hilariously shameful I have ever seen. How is it that my local tiny credit union has a professional and beautiful HTML 5 mobile site that functions EXACTLY as the app does, and the biggest gay dating site in the country can't get it right? Mess.
    05-22-2014 05:53 AM
  6. therealcostanza's Avatar
    I have no idea. I feel like all these folks need to do is hire a high school student for the summer and get the apps done, or get their site converted.

    I'm going to see what the new iPhone looks like when it's announced. I was out to dinner with friends the other night, all with them, and every app just seems perfectly polished. If it has a nice big HD quality screen for Netflix, it might just get me to switch.
    05-22-2014 08:39 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    Kind of sad that it has to come to that, but that's where I found myself with the Xbox Music debacle. Windows Phone is just not ready for serious usage right now. It's made progress with WP8 GDR3, but they took a major step back with 8.1.

    Maybe in a couple of years.

    Also, didn't Grindr take down a different app from WP7.5 and promised an official one was coming?
    05-22-2014 02:32 PM
  8. WavingReds's Avatar
    Kind of sad that it has to come to that, but that's where I found myself with the Xbox Music debacle. Windows Phone is just not ready for serious usage right now. It's made progress with WP8 GDR3, but they took a major step back with 8.1.

    Maybe in a couple of years.

    Also, didn't Grindr take down a different app from WP7.5 and promised an official one was coming?
    I don't believe Grindr made any promises. They just wanted feedback on which platform to develop for on their site.

    Jack'd is "supposively" developing an app for WP but it's been 2 months since there little tweet about it.

    It's actually nice not having them tbh. my phone isn't ringing constantly or draining so cheerios.
    05-23-2014 01:06 AM
  9. therealcostanza's Avatar
    I do believe Grindr did take down an app during the WP7/7.5 era beacuse they used their API without permission or something, then claimed they were going to release an app. And the few press releases I could ever find showed screenshots from iOS.

    I don't think WP took a step back from 8->8.1 interface-wise. I'm much happeri with 8.1. It would be nice if apps were platform agnostic at this point.

    I do remember hearing about Jack'd - and then nothing. I sent a well thought out reponse to MH at that time about the lack in this app space, and used many of the MBA buzz words I hear at work all the damn time, and haven't seen anything since.
    05-23-2014 09:55 AM
  10. bionicgt's Avatar
    I don't know ... I'm looking kinda interested on an iphone, I would never go back to Lagdroid, Bugdroid, MyBatteryDrainsDroid and etc, etc... as much as I love the Xperia range of phone the battery was crap and so I am kinda interested in iPhone as well BECAUSE like People say , it also manages an incredible set of apps that are so well crafted and not released and then be forgotten... Manhunt site sucks, I also sent them an email about Windows Phone and wanted to see IF they didn't reply that email cause it was WP request and indeed, I sent two.. one from my personal email and one from another requesting them a WP app and the other one about other questiosn about their site, they only replied to that one about their site, not the one where I requested the APP...

    Grindr, I requeste dthem to open a WP app and they directed me to a link to REQUEST A AN APP with other SO's such as Tizen and Firefox, so they're not taking WP seriously either, despite it being the "3rd OS"... what a huuge gap between OSs this is then..... anyways... its' kinda sad where this has come to tbh
    05-23-2014 11:18 AM
  11. therealcostanza's Avatar
    It is kind of sad. Would be nice if MS could do something to help out and try to get those app developers to write native WP apps. I'll probably check out the new iPhones when they come out, and I wouldn't be surprised if I switched back.
    05-23-2014 02:01 PM
  12. Dario Federico's Avatar
    Grindr, bender, scruff are there... Hornet and growler are the big missings...but one app is more than enough for me
    05-23-2014 02:10 PM
  13. tapehead's Avatar
    It's sad that the company took down an app for no real good reason. But what's worse is that they promised users something they never delivered on. Grindr is a poorly run business.
    05-23-2014 04:09 PM
  14. tapehead's Avatar
    It is kind of sad. Would be nice if MS could do something to help out and try to get those app developers to write native WP apps. I'll probably check out the new iPhones when they come out, and I wouldn't be surprised if I switched back.
    Given the fact that Microsoft blacked out the word "lesbian" from the Word Flow functionality, I just don't see them giving a crap about LGBT users.
    05-23-2014 04:10 PM
  15. WavingReds's Avatar
    Given the fact that Microsoft blacked out the word "lesbian" from the Word Flow functionality, I just don't see them giving a crap about LGBT users.
    Ermm, I'm going to say that's a bit off there. All keyboards will do that on certain types of word.

    Just train your keyboard to spell lesbian. Mine knows how I swipe and swipe gay more than hay, fay.
    05-23-2014 04:22 PM
  16. tapehead's Avatar
    Swipe the word lesbian. It won't even be a suggestion. The only option you'll get is Persian.
    05-23-2014 04:48 PM
  17. Jas00555's Avatar
    Swipe the word lesbian. It won't even be a suggestion. The only option you'll get is Persian.
    Actually, it is off. Just because lesbian doesn't come up the first time you swipe it, it doesn't mean that Microsoft doesn't care about LGBT. Case in point: http://www.windowscentral.com/micros...iversity-forum
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    05-23-2014 04:55 PM
  18. WavingReds's Avatar
    Swipe the word lesbian. It won't even be a suggestion. The only option you'll get is Persian.
    Did you not read what I wrote, teach your keyboard to learn words you'd like it to use
    05-23-2014 07:09 PM
  19. tapehead's Avatar
    Don't be rude. Take your rainbow unicorn icon shove it.

    I want to know why the word isn't even an option at ALL.
    05-24-2014 02:50 AM
  20. bionicgt's Avatar
    They forgot? LOL LOL

    Sent from my RM-942_lta_lta_228 using Tapatalk
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    05-24-2014 04:07 PM
  21. zaslek's Avatar
    Scruff and Meet'm are good enough for me - but I would like expanded/updated offerings. But for now its nice to have a phone thats not constantly blowing up with random messages. I tried to switch back to ios for those things and returned my 5s for a 1520 after giving up my 920. Nokia/MS have my hooked and I cant back out.....But I do live near Manhunts corporate so maybe ill go kick in their doors and complain haha
    05-25-2014 10:11 AM
  22. therealcostanza's Avatar
    one thing that still bugs me a bit with these two (meet'm and scruff) is I don't feel like I ever really log off them when I close them. At least scruff gives a message to confirm you want to exit, but I feel like I want a log off option in the app, then close it out.
    05-27-2014 03:59 PM
  23. therealcostanza's Avatar
    Grindr To Debut Brand New Look

    but still no mention of an official WP app...
    06-30-2014 04:28 PM
  24. Clinton Ward's Avatar
    10-05-2014 10:09 AM
  25. therealcostanza's Avatar
    That's cool. free in iOS, looks like poor functionality and reviews on the WP version.

    Scruff was saying they were going to update their app recently and was asking for developers, but nothing yet. grindr still never responds with anything but a boilerplate message, no growlr, manhunt never got on board, jack'd doesn't look very good from the reviews.

    it's really too bad the companies making these apps haven't gotten on board with WP. especially with the larger marketshare WP has in foreign countries, many of which are not very hospitable to their lgbt populations.
    10-23-2014 06:58 PM
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