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Apple removes Bang With Friends from App Store

The eyebrow-raising app won't be initiating Facebook-friend hookups for iPhone owners for the time being.

Bang With Friends

No more knocking boots with your Facebook friends, iPhone users. Apple has removed the salaciously titled Bang With Friends iPhone application from its App Store.

Bang With Friends, which was going by "BWF Official" on Apple's App Store, arrived on mobile devices last week. The hookup service, first launched on Web in January, has around 1 million users and helps people discreetly indicate their lust for a Facebook buddy.

Co-founder Colin Hodge, now going by his real name, told Valleywag that Apple removed the application from the App Store. Indeed, the original link to the iPhone app now returns this error message: "The item you've requested is not currently available in the U.S. store." The Bang With Friends iPhone Web page also says, "Be right back."

"We're working with Apple to figure out exactly why," a Bang With Friends spokesperson told CNET.

The application, though eyebrow-raising in name, isn't as offensive as it would seem -- unless the word bang bothers you. BWF is essentially a matching service that connects two Facebook friends who indicate that they are "Down to Bang" each other.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for a comment, but the company has a well-documented history of banning or removing applications that don't meet its guidelines.