AppSocialMedia is a Vancouver-based mobile application developer that has just announced the release of Tingle, its primary matchmaker app, in Toronto on May 13th.
According to data posted by Christian Rudder last month, 10% of Canadians are looking for casual sex. This is a bit below the trend line in a study that compares per capita incomes and portions of people looking for casual sex. But maybe an app like Tingle will help these Canadians find what they’re looking for.
Tingle has been successfully tested in Vancouver for a number of months and aims to spread throughout North America this summer. It features voice and text chat (which allows users to communicate without sharing numbers or email), location-based discovery, and a host of female-friendly functions.
In January, the Manhunt gay dating app for the iPhone signed up 175,000 users in its first month. In April, web-based dating dinosaur Match.com disclosed that subscribers logging in through mobile devices grew 135% year over year to almost 30% of their total.
‘This signals that users are voting with their fingers, and that they prefer mobile devices running apps to desktop computers with web browsers for flirting and socializing,’ said company founder Ian Andrew Bell. ‘We’re fortunate to be at the crest of what will be a massive behavioural change for online dating.’
If you’re in Toronto and single, check out their launch event co-hosted with Uniq Lifestyle at their 7,000 s.f. supper club Brant House this May 13th. The event will feature prizes that include an iPad2, local DJs, specially designed TingleTinis, and lots of “Tingle” people.
You can avoid paying cover charge by bringing your iPhone or RSVP for VIP access here.
What do people think? Do you Tingle?