Introducing Ribbit by Camfrog
Ribbit by Camfrog is a fun way to meet new people. View LIVE videos from people around the world.
You have 60 seconds to decide if you want to Swipe to the next live video, Favorite them to keep in touch, Chat with them directly, or Join the chat room they’re in.
We’d love to have you join the Beta, and give us feedback. If you have an Android phone, hop on over to http://getribbit.com to join the Beta! Be sure to sign up with your email address to stay up to date with the latest announcements, even if you don’t have an Android phone!
If you like the app, or find any bugs, or have any suggestions, feel free to email us with your Ribbit App feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where Did Camfrog for Android Go?
[UPDATE:1/28/2015 5:00 Central time] Google finally reinstated our app, after filing yet another counter notice. We’re glad to have Camfrog Video Chat back available to our members
Don’t DMCA Me Bro!
That’s a sight no small business or app developer wants to wake up to, but that’s what happened with us.
When we found that, we did what any business or app developer would do. We made the mistake of using Google’s Legal Removal Request forms to try to have the infringing app removed from the Google Play Store.
Google’s Legal Removal Request form even included links to resources and sample takedown requests. Unfortunately those were all dead links, however the form was simple and easy to understand, so we went ahead to try to have the infringing app removed. We even made sure to add extra lines in the “infringing content URL” form fields to report the logo, as well as our trademarked name.
Several hours later that night, we got the email of doom:
Yes, Google had removed our own app, meanwhile leaving the fake app in the Play Store. We immediately went into panic mode, considering our app has over 10,000 downloads per day, and is a significant portion of our active users, so we did the only thing we could, and filed our first counter notice, to our own takedown request.
We never heard anything back, so over the weekend, proceeded to file 2 more counter notices, from 2 different forms. Finally, we filled out yet another counter notice form, and a quick 3 hours later, finally received a response from Google. Not quite what we were hoping for:
The mighty juggernaut that is Google, will not allow our app in the Google Play Store. Due to copyright infringement. Of our own copyrights.
We have filed yet another counter notice to our most recent rejection, and have been awaiting further response for several hours. We hope that Google will do the right thing, and reinstate Camfrog Video Chat back to the Play Store immediately.
Update: The fake app has finally been [partially] removed from the Google Play Store. We are still working to have other confusing and fake apps removed, as well as having our app reinstated
New Android App with Stickers
We’ve been busy lately, and are excited to publish an update to all our Android apps. This update includes the popular requested feature: Stickers!
To help get everyone ready for this, we’ve added the “Boo” sticker pack to everyone’s account, free to use for a week!