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  • Apple Pulls "Bang with Friends" App from App Store


    The Facebook-connected hookup app named “Bang with Friends” was recently pulled from Apple’s App Store, with the removal coming just a little over a week following the app’s debut. For those of you who were unfamiliar with it, Bang with Friends, is a Facebook integrated app that lets users' hookup with friends on the social network. It originally hit the App Store last week but it seems Apple found an issue with the app, leading to its recent takedown.

    Furthermore, the Bang with Friends mobile webpage is also down with a “Be Right Back” message, though it is unclear whether the two issues are related or not. According to the app cofounder, Colin Hodge, Apple hasn’t given any official response as to why the app was removed.

    Although the app’s title may be somewhat crude, the service behind it is actually an anonymous matchmaking service that is limited to a Facebook user’s friends list. To use the app, a Facebook account holder signs up with the service and selects friends they wouldn’t mind “hooking up” with. If that friend also happens to be a member of BWF and has selected the same person as a potential match, emails are sent to each user notifying them a match has been made. The concept behind the whole app and its service is that it is anonymous, meaning users will not be alerted when a friends wants to “hookup” unless they have also shown interest.

    Apple hasn’t responded to any requests regarding the pulling of the app but the company has taken a stricter stance on apps that contain questionable content. An example of this was seen with Twitter-owned Vine, which was stripped of its App Store’s Editors’ Choice designation after the app’s curators accidentally featured a snippet that contained inappropriate content.

    We’ll have to wait and see Apple’s reasoning and the app developer’s response.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Pulls "Bang with Friends" App from App Store started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. b1997469's Avatar
      b1997469 -
      Apple are like grannies. Complaining about the smallest thing. No wonder Android is growing in popularity.
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Bang with friends? Really? Dumbest sh*t ever...
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Nothing to see here folks, just the continued degredation of society.
    1. nesamone's Avatar
      nesamone -
      Great, good for Apple!
      Honestly, bang with friends? What's next, porn on apple store?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Novawhite View Post
      Well i guess along with the BWF Siri should also be sent back to the R&D for tweak ups. It is a total screwed application. First of it hangs so much..just terrible to use and the other thing i have to repeat my voice gestures several times to make the avatar understand me. i am just fed up of it.Stooped using it in my i phone 5
      I'm Indian and she understands me just fine in one take. I mostly use Siri for alarms, reminders.

      Facebook and all apps that require Facebook are just stupid.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Seriously? Who names an app "Bang with Friends"?
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Seriously? Who names an app "Bang with Friends"?
      It's prolly called marketing. Got your attention didn't it. I think it's a pretty cool app. Obviously have never used it or will I ever but I see the logic behind it.
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Novawhite View Post
      Well i guess along with the BWF Siri should also be sent back to the R&D for tweak ups. It is a total screwed application. First of it hangs so much..just terrible to use and the other thing i have to repeat my voice gestures several times to make the avatar understand me. i am just fed up of it.Stooped using it in my i phone 5
      I mean you would struggle to use Siri if you don't know the difference between stopped and stooped.
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by Novawhite View Post
      Well i guess along with the BWF Siri should also be sent back to the R&D for tweak ups. It is a total screwed application. First of it hangs so much..just terrible to use and the other thing i have to repeat my voice gestures several times to make the avatar understand me. i am just fed up of it.Stooped using it in my i phone 5
      Siri has a hard time understanding you huh?...... Well I can't Imagine why....... Hell your paragraph had me stumped! Maybe you should "try to" take some spelling and English classes! Just saying!
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by trialnterror View Post
      Siri has a hard time understanding you huh?...... Well I can't Imagine why....... Hell your paragraph had me stumped! Maybe you should "try to" take some spelling and English classes! Just saying!
      Lmao +1
    1. Sakyr's Avatar
      Sakyr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Novawhite View Post
      Well i guess along with the BWF Siri should also be sent back to the R&D for tweak ups. It is a total screwed application. First of it hangs so much..just terrible to use and the other thing i have to repeat my voice gestures several times to make the avatar understand me. i am just fed up of it.Stooped using it in my i phone 5
      Really cause I'm French and and I use the English Siri and I have no issues at all. You must really be doing it wrong.
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      Sex is so open nowadays this app is next to pointless in my opinion. Most people are already banging their facebook friends, and if not, get on it! People shouldn't need an app to tell them they can hook up on facebook. Live or die regretting
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by 5kylar View Post
      Sex is so open nowadays this app is next to pointless in my opinion. Most people are already banging their facebook friends, and if not, get on it! People shouldn't need an app to tell them they can hook up on facebook. Live or die regretting
      exactly i dont know why everyones so shocked at the title its not like its raping with friends, only virgins would get offended by the title of this app
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      Siri sux. Bang with friends just doesn't fit in with pristine Apple. Even tho I don't mind it at all.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      I bet no one saw that coming.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      What's next STD's With Friends?!? smh
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolipodnerd View Post
      The app's title doesn't just offend those who haven't had sex. It is a moral issue and an issue with the app guidelines. Apple is aiming to keep the App Store safe for all ages and they have done a great job at it.
      ...and that is one of the reasons Apple is losing market share with smart phone users. Kids aren't paying their own bills and shouldn't have unsupervised access to the 'net anyway.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by BrainSmashR View Post
      ...and that is one of the reasons Apple is losing market share with smart phone users. Kids aren't paying their own bills and shouldn't have unsupervised access to the 'net anyway.
      Schools allow unsupervised access to the net... My high school's just took down there restrictions last week on both the computer servers and wifi (and every restriction too kids already were on 'the hub' at school". My school was actually one of the last schools around here to do it. It's not uncommon anymore
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      Schools allow unsupervised access to the net... My high school's just took down there restrictions last week on both the computer servers and wifi (and every restriction too kids already were on 'the hub' at school". My school was actually one of the last schools around here to do it. It's not uncommon anymore
      If you're in a classroom without a teacher then surfing for pron will not be the biggest issue that comes up before the end of the year.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by BrainSmashR View Post
      If you're in a classroom without a teacher then surfing for pron will not be the biggest issue that comes up before the end of the year.
      A teacher was in the room actually, I was sitting behind the kid that was doing it.