The new Grindr: Grindr Tribes, enhanced chat, revamped interface

Fri. October 4, 2013 9:50 AM by News Staff

grindr ceo and founder joel simkhai

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Grindr this week announced the launch of the new version of their all-male mobile location-based app, which, according to the company, has been rebuilt to deliver a faster, more engaging experience.

The latest iteration of Grindr and Grindr Xtra for iOS and Android devices features a sleek design, an optimized user interface and many additional features that users will find helpful in their quest to find their ideal guy. The app has also been completely redesigned for iOS 7.

"We rewrote the software for the new Grindr with a focus on speed – giving our users the ability to meet other guys in mere minutes. We did that by strengthening the app's reliability and performance, and by introducing 'Tribes' and other filters to make it even simpler for men to identify themselves and find exactly what they're looking for," said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. "Get ready for a whole new level of user personalization, speed and convenience to the Grindr experience, along with many added capabilities for Grindr Xtra users – all in a new sleek design."

The new app includes new filters and a slide-screen menu, and a revamped aesthetic, such as a restyled Grindr logo and modern profile design, making it that much faster to meet even more guys.

Among some of the features is Grindr Tribes, where users can identify themselves with a niche group and filter their search to help find their type of guy. Several of the Tribes include: Bear, Clean-Cut, Daddy, Discreet, Geek, Jock, Leather, Otter, Poz, Rugged, Trans or Twink. 

A new chat inbox, along with the ability to link to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and increased About Me and Display Name character limits, are among additional new features. Plus the new Grindr supports the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S screen size.

More than 1.2 million Grindr users log on to the app every day, and exchange 30 million-plus chat messages and two million-plus photos to one another.Grindr users spend about two hours using the app daily, and they log in an average of eight times per day. Up to 300,000 users are logged onto Grindr at any given moment.

The Grindr and Grindr Xtra Apps are available for free and $.99, respectively, from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The apps are also available at the Google Play Store for Android devices. 

Information from a news release