You’ve heard the stories: “Bixby was banned by Facebook for not having enough friends.”
Or, “Buxbys were banned by Twitter for having too many followers.”
And now you’ve heard all of these, too: “There are now 2 million ‘friends’ on Bixbys Facebook page.”
Or “You can’t join a Bixby party because it’s too big.”
Or this: “The world’s first Bixboom party was just held in India and was so full of fun that we had to cancel our event.”
Now you know why: Facebook has removed Bixbies social network.
Bixbots, the startup that created the social network in 2013, says it was removed by Facebook because it was not a company that could be controlled.
It had a $100 million valuation, and Facebook is now in the process of buying it.
Facebook said in a statement that Bixbits social network is no longer available because it does not comply with Facebook’s policies.
Facebook also removed Buxby, the app that lets you invite friends to your Facebook groups.
Facebook is not commenting on whether it removed Bxbots app or whether it was banned.
(Bixbys app was also removed by Instagram in May, and Instagram is also not commenting about whether it has banned Bxbot.)
But Bixxies biggest problem may be that its not yet as big as Bixbers.
Facebook bought the company in July, but it has not made any public announcements about the future of Bixbros social network, or whether the company will continue to grow or not.
Facebook has made a point of not making Bixbons apps more than 30 percent mobile-first, and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company wants to build a BxB app.
(It’s also a B-school, but that’s not quite the same.)
That app is scheduled to release in 2019, but its not clear when Bxbros app will come out.
Bxbs app is slated to launch sometime in 2019.
That’s not great news for Bixberks future, either.
Buxbots founders are still working on the Bxs app, and they’re still waiting on Facebook to take over Bx.
And, of course, BxBs app has a few big hurdles ahead.
The company is still not ready for prime time.
It has not yet created a mobile app that is a viable alternative to Facebook’s.
The app has not had a clear product vision, so it has been criticized for its lackluster user experience and poor quality reviews.
And Bx bots is still in beta.
“We’re not there yet,” says Bixbot’s founder and CEO Suman Das.
“It’s not a finished product yet.
We’re still in development.”
BxBot’s app has been delayed by months, and has yet to hit Android, iOS or Windows Phone.
(But, hey, Bix bots is not a big name.)
And Bixs app is only available in English.
It is still only available on Google Play.
Bexby, Bexbot’s competitor, has also been delayed and still has not launched.
(However, it is a huge app and one that can be downloaded from Google Play.)
Bexs app has the same issues.
Bons is a much smaller app, too, with just 6,000 users, and it’s not ready yet either.
“BxBots’ BxS app will not be ready for iOS yet,” BixBot’s founder, Vishnu Shah, said.
“But we are working on it.”
Bex Bots has also received criticism for being too similar to Bx Bix, the other social networking app.
It was recently criticized for not adding Facebook integration and not making its own Instagram account.
BEX Bots is currently on the chopping block because it is not yet ready.
Bax is the startup’s biggest competitor.
Its app is a lot smaller than Bx bixs, and there are no Facebook features yet.
BAX also has not released an app.
BX bots is the only social network app that has received widespread criticism for having a poor user experience.
The Bax app has only a handful of users and has not been updated in months.
“Facebook has already shown they don’t care about the social web,” says Preeti Agrawal, CEO of Bax, a Bangalore-based startup.
“They have no intentions of integrating Bax into their ecosystem.”
But Bax’s founders hope that Facebook will change its mind about the app.
“I hope that if Facebook is interested in Bx bot, they will get the ball rolling,” Agrawals says.
“Otherwise, Bax could be a footnote in the history of Facebook.”