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The Grindr Team: Going Behind the Mask

Posted on November 15, 2010 by Grindr Team

Did you know that Grindr currently has over 30 full-time equivalent team members working in areas including software development, user support, event coordination, and sales?  Well we do.  And what’s more, our team members are based all over the world.  However, no matter what physical location our team members call home, each is committed to developing new versions and features that expand, enhance and extend the Grindr experience for users so that they can best interact and socialize with each other in every corner of the world.

It’s no secret that ultimately Grindr’s goal is to offer the Grindr service to everyone -- men and women, straight and gay -- anywhere in the world and every one on our devoted international team is on a daily mission to ensure that goal becomes a reality.

So next time you log on, you’ll know that there’s no mystery wizard pulling the levers behind the Grindr mask or just  some  automated system answering your questions. Nope there’s a real-life team of folks working to help you make the best possible connections in the world around you.


Advertising on Grindr: How To Reach Out To Our Over One Million Users

Posted on November 12, 2010 by Grindr Team

Grindr isn’t just a leader in the fast-growing world of social networking, with your help we’ve become the largest all-male location-based social network in the world.

Now with over one million highly-engaged members in 180 countries, Grindr has become a premier destination for premium advertisers who want to reach our users as they engage in social activity on their iPhones, iPads, iPod touch devices, and BlackBerry smartphones.

On a daily basis, over 250,000 Grindr users spend an average of 1.5 hours using the application, which means Grindr has the capacity to deliver millions of ad impressions each and every day. Moreover, advertising through Grindr has proven to be an effective way for advertisers like Visit London, American Apparel, and Atlantis Cruises to create brand awareness, run direct marketing campaigns, and drive traffic to an online destination site or a brick-and-mortar retail outlet.

To find out more about how to advertise on Grindr, please email advertising@grindr.com and we’ll get in touch with more details about how you can publicize your product, service or event on Grindr and become a part of the social revolution that has everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal buzzing.


Got A Suggestion?  We Want To Hear It!

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Grindr Team

We’re constantly working to improve Grindr so that our members can connect and interact with greater ease and efficiency. Many of the improvements and updates that we’ve made since we launched have been because of suggestions we’ve gotten from you.

For instance, you told us that you wanted Grindr for BlackBerry and we delivered., You also asked for an iPad-friendly version of our app and we created it. Those are just two examples of how what you tell us, helps us to grow and make your Grindr experience the best that it can be.

That’s why we want to continue to hear from you about features and upgrades that you’d like to see. So if you have a suggestion visit our suggestion form at http://grindr.com/suggest. We’ll be reading!


Behind the Grindr Name

Posted on November 8, 2010 by Grindr Team

So what’s in a name you ask? Well if the name is Grindr, then there’s probably more to it than you think.

Since we launched nearly two years ago, over a million of you have downloaded Grindr and in the process helped us become the world’s largest, all-male, mobile, social networking utility. Along the way, many of you have asked where the Grindr name came from, so we thought we’d clear up all the speculation -- right here, right now -- for once and for all.

Here’s the deal: The name ‘Grindr’ was chosen because it embodied the idea of "grinding" people together in the same way that a coffee grinder grinds coffee beans. Our app helps introduce like-minded users to each other in 180 countries around the world and helps them form new relationships of all kinds. The name is also partly a combination of the words "Guy “ and “Finder". Put the two explanations together and you’ve got the history behind the name Grindr and the social networking revolution you’ve helped make happen.


It Just Keeps Getting Better…Grindr 1.3.3 Released!

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Grindr Team

Grindr 1.3.3 has arrived and it’s destined to make your experience on Grindr smoother and more seamless than ever!  We’ve listened to your issues and worked hard to address them with this new release of Grindr and Grindr X(tra) which is now available for download on your Apple device.

One of the biggest improvements we’ve made with Grindr 1.3.3 is that we’ve now made it possible for you to include up to 120 characters in the About field of your profile.  We’ve also made significant fixes that correct minor, cosmetic bugs, resolve issues that caused our application to crash, and clear up issues related to viewing iPad profile pictures.  We’ve even fixed bugs that caused problems with displaying distance information for countries that use commas as decimal separators.

To find out about Grindr 1.3.3 and how to download it go here. For the Grindr X(tra) version go here.