Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! We just KNOW everyone’s going to remember to wear green.

clover_300You can also wear green on your Camfrog Nick, by getting a StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover which will turn your nick a special Irish Green, as well as show your Irish spirit with a Four Leaf Clover icon next to your nick.

Not only that, if you send a StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover gift today, you’ll automatically be entered into a special drawing. If you have the luck of the Irish, you could win a free year of Camfrog Extreme!

Remember, each time you send a StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover TODAY ONLY, you’ll be entered to win. If you send 2 StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover gifts, then you’ll be entered TWICE! The more you send, the more chances you have to win!

OH! Did I mention, that today and tomorrow, all StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover gifts are worth TRIPLE POINTS?

Hop on over to our Gifts Catalog now, to send a StPatrick_24Lucky Four Leaf Clover, and enter to win now!

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Are you ready to take Camfrog Pro with you? If you have an iPhone or iPad, today’s your lucky day!

We’ve updated Camfrog Video Chat in the App Store to our latest version, which you can download now. This version is also now a universal app, so you can use the same app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad!

We’ve also made your Camfrog Pro status portable! So if you have Camfrog Pro on your nick, but then later sign in to the iPhone app, you’ll automatically have access to your Pro features there. No extra purchase, separate app, or other actions necessary. Just login and go!

If you don’t have Camfrog Pro yet, that’s ok, we’ve now made it easier than ever to upgrade, right in the app.

Don’t have it yet? Download today on the App Store:

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Are you using an older version of Camfrog for Windows? It’s time to update to the latest version.

Starting Monday, March 1st, older versions of Camfrog for Windows will not be able to sign on. To keep signed in, please make sure you download the latest version of Camfrog from http://download.camfrog.com today.

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andrdAre you ready to take Camfrog Pro with you? If you have an Android device, today’s your lucky day!

We’ve updated Camfrog Video Chat in the Google Play Store to our latest version, which is now a universal Android app! Whether you have a tablet, or a phone, this is the app for you!

We’ve also made your Camfrog Pro status portable! So if you have Camfrog Pro on your nick, but then later sign in to the Android app, you’ll automatically have access to your Pro features there. No extra purchase, separate app, or other actions necessary. Just login and go!

Don’t have it yet? Download today from the Google Play Store

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We’re excited to take 6.10 out of Beta, and publicly release it! Check out our new IM windows, with custom backgrounds, bubble styles, an updated rooms browser, support for VIP Messaging, and many bug fixes that you’ve helped report to us.

Head on over to Camfrog.com to download the latest version of Camfrog today!

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Be My Valentine

3520This February, celebrate love on Camfrog, by wearing your heart on your nick! If someone sends you a Valentine gift, you’ll get a special heart icon by your nick. Did we mention that your nick will overflow with love, and turn a caring deep pink color!

Don’t wait too long to send a Valentine gift to your special someone. These will only be available for a limited time!

In addition to this special gift, we’ll randomly add some Double and Triple point gifts for 1 hour at a time, every day until Valentine’s Day (February 14th) so keep your eyes out, and follow @Camfrog on twitter, and like us on Facebook to watch for the day’s double or triple point gifts!

Note: “Be My Valentine” gifts with love pink color and heart icon last for 7 days each.

[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!

suspendedThat’s a sight no small business or app developer wants to wake up to, but that’s what happened with us.

It all started with a copycat app using our name, logo, and even using our screenshotsInfringing

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:

emailofdoomYes, 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:

NotReinstating“We will not be reinstating your app.”

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

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