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A Whole New Grindr

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Grindr Team

The Grindr community has just exceeded 4 million users worldwide, meaning there are more guys on this mobile social app than anywhere else. Together we've created the largest mobile gay community known to humankind. Not bad!

To keep up with all of you, we here at Grindr HQ have been working tirelessly to create a revolutionary new version of Grindr, which will be available as soon as we put the finishing touches on it.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

With the new Grindr, we're introducing a long list of fun new features that you're sure to find extremely helpful in your quest to quickly find just the type of guy you're looking for.

The new Grindr will give you better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework that all of you know and love.

Here’s just a sampling of what the New Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let you narrow down your search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow you to personalize your experience by specifying what kind of guy you are and what kind of guy you’re looking for. That way, you’ll increase your odds of finding someone who’s just your type.
  • A new chats screen will enable you to see all of your recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.


For a sneak peek of some new Grindr screenshots, check out Grindr.com/new.

Get ready to experience Grindr like you never have before.

We can't wait to unleash the New Grindr. We're confident that you're really going to love it. Stay tuned for more, and thanks again for being Grindr guys!


The Triumphant Arrival of Grindr 1.2.10 for Android

Posted on April 4, 2012 by Grindr Team

Grindr's got some good news today for all of our Android users: We've released a new version of Grindr for Android that runs a whole lot better than the last version.

Our top-notch tech team has worked on the issues you were having with profile photo and info not loading; crashes when cropping a photo; memory-related crash issues in Android 4.x devices; and other general buggy annoyances.


We're happy to have this new version available for our Android users. So go upgrade in Google Play today, and get on a much more efficient Grind.

And as always, thanks for being a Grindr guy!


Grindr Turns Three!

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Grindr Team


It was three years ago that we first launched Grindr, and I would never have imagined that when we started up this little company in my living room, we'd be where we are today. It's an amazing feeling to travel the world and see people using Grindr in places all over the globe.

We've been going strong since March 25, 2009, when we first unleashed Grindr to the world. After one month, we had 10,000 Grindr users. These days, we get nearly 10,000 new Grindr users every day. The rough total tally is now 3.5 million Grindr users in 192 countries internationally (except for the island nations of Nauru and Tuvalu). That's a whole lot of Grindr guys in a really short amount of time!

Now we've got an office full of awesome people who have all been working hard every day to make Grindr the best app around, to innovate and solve issues. We've been working together behind the scenes to bring a better Grindr experience to all of our users, regardless of the platform. And as the year progresses, we plan to take some big steps forward in our mission to help gay men around the world connect with those around them.

For now, we just relaunched Grindr.com, so be sure to check that out. Here at Grindr HQ, we spent the past six months adding about 30 new people to our Hollywood-based office. And we still have some open positions.

To wrap it all up, I just want to say that the only reason we're still here is because of all of you -- our users. We're thrilled that you're all such passionate and devoted Grindr guys.

So to those of you who have been with us from the start, those of you who just downloaded the app yesterday, and everyone else in between: Thank you all for trying us out, sticking with us, and making this the best and largest gay social app out there.

Happy birthday -- here's to many more!

Joel


“Grindr for Equality” Needs You!

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Grindr Team

We are very excited to announce the official launch of Grindr for Equality, a social movement that unites our worldwide community of over 3 million guys around GLBT issues. The power of Grindr for Equality to spur action across the globe has already been proven with several initiatives around the most significant recent recents in the GLBT community.



In light of the appeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," we launched a national broadcast message welcoming in-the-closet service members to Grindr with a link to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s contribution page. We used geo-targeted messaging to keep our users aware and active around the overturning of Proposition 8 in California and the passage of marriage equality in New York.  In one of our largest victories, a petition denouncing St. Petersburg, Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda' was circulated through a broadcast message that resulted in more than 57,000 clicks!


Grindr for Equality invites all of you to become on-the-ground activists for your own local GLBT communities by driving awareness and activity around the issues that matter to you! Submit tips, news and issues pertaining your community – local and beyond – and utilize the strength of the larger Grindr community help you in your fights. Submissions can be sent via email to equality@grindr.com or visit www.grindr4equality.com for additional information.

Happy Birthday Grindr!

Posted on March 25, 2011 by Grindr Team

Today Grindr celebrates its 2nd birthday. Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into a social networking giant, with over 1.7 million users in 190 countries around the world (only four small island countries left to go! Comoros, Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu). As the world’s largest all male location-based mobile social networking tool for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and compatible BlackBerry devices, Grindr has brought together a global community of users, many of whom have made meaningful connections with the world around them.

Currently, an astounding 441,000 Grindr members log in to the app on a daily basis and spend an average of two hours using the app. Each day 5.1 million chat messages and 454,000 pictures are sent within the app. At the same time, 8,000 new users are joining the Grindr network everyday. In just the past year, Grindr has increased its user base by 50% and has become the top grossing Social Networking app on the iTunes App Store in the US, also ranking 56 for all paid apps in the US.

We want to thank all the Grindr users for using our app, helping spread the word, and making Grindr what it is today. Here’s to another successful year ahead!