An article on the rise and fall of the widely-loved Tinder web extension, Flamite

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What is Flamite?

"Flamite" is a standalone alternative client for the Tinder web extension. This is meant to use in situations like camping with a mobile internet connection, or away from home while on public Wi-Fi, or of course, if you don't want to be connected to Tinder's servers (or have gotten blocked from them).

Flamite lets you create an account without interacting with Tinder’s servers, store your preferences in the extension or in a configuration file, and let you browse Tinder easily within your browser.

Why was it shut down?

A few months after it was released, Tinder began the process of terminating their contract with the creators of Tinder on the basis that their app included a key feature Tinder has trademarked.

The owners of the company who were involved had no defence on the basis of their non-infringement of the Tinder trademark. From Wikipedia: “’Tinder is a free mobile app that facilitates meetings between single people who are mutually interested in each other.”

—’It is a mobile app that facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks for adults.” If you read the definition of the term …

—’It is a mobile application that facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks for adults.”

—’It facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks for adults.”

—’It facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks for adults.”

—’Tinder facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks for adults.” then you will find no way that a company can possibly be infringing on the trademark of a service.

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