Update (3/23/2010 12:45pm): Grindr is back in the App Store
It looks as if Grindr has been removed from the App Store. There is this from Wikipedia, “On March 23, 2010, at approximately midnight pacific time, the Grindr app and its references were removed from the app store.”
Also, I went to the App Store and checked myself. It was not there. I have already deleted Grindr, but from what I’ve seen of other removed apps, current users will be able to continue to use the app. It will not be possible for new users to join though through an iPhone App.
Maybe it was Grindr’s fault for creating a product that had to follow Apple’s guidelines, and maybe it was these “family” groups putting pressure on Apple to remove apps like Grindr. Either way I felt that Grindr went about handling the restrictions placed on them very poorly.
I do have some inside scoops that there are some App Store restriction free web apps coming out that will do very much the same as Grindr does. Also, check out the Recon iPhone App which recently added location-based searching. Recon is one of the best gay hook-up/dating sites out there for a wide variety of reasons.
I consider this a victory for the pro-cuddlers. Maybe if Grindr resurfaces, it will be kinder to us.
I would like to thank Kevin for making a comment on my Grindr Review post for notifying me of this.