Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app
App changes name after lawsuit settlement, but vows to continue bonking
The sexy hookups app Bang With Friends has agreed to change its name after a legal spat with social games designer Zynga.
The two companies were at loggerheads over the "With Friends" bit of the casual sex app's name.
The naughty app agreed to change all its branding and also to take the offending words out of its corporate bumf. A joint statement by the two companies said:
Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. are pleased that they have reached an amicable resolution of their dispute. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, Bang With Friends, Inc. acknowledges the trademark rights that Zynga has in its WITH FRIENDS marks and will be changing its corporate name and rebranding its services in the near future. Details on the next version of Bang With Friends can be found at www.TheNextBang.com.
Zynga has released a number of apps with the same nomenclature, although they were generally rather gentle games like Words With Friends, Hang With Friends and Scramble With Friends, which is a word-jumble game rather than something rude.
Anyone still looking to see the future of dating shagging should look for The Next Bang instead.
This is not the first time the banging app has changed its name. Apple kicked it out of the App Store in May this year – although the tech titan did not give a reason at the time, it is thought to be down to the firm's ever-changing profanity filter. It later returned to iOS as Down, referring to the "down to bang" status it allows horny fanbois to broadcast when they wish to get down and dirty. At the time of publication, however, it was nowhere to be found on the App Store.
The Next Bang, as the app is now known, works by allowing Facebookers to anonymously pick a Facebook chum with whom they'd like to bump uglies. If the other person has the app and has picked them as well, the app reveals their identities to each other, allowing the pair to get jiggy at their next available convenience. ®
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