Entries in Dating (4)

Monday
Sep082014

GiFi™: Mobile dating that’s safe, secure and won’t frustrate the hell out of you

Do you care about your privacy and whether others can track where you are and what you’re doing at any given time? Here’s why you probably should delete your current mobile dating app profile immediately!

There’s been a lot of buzz in the community recently concerning privacy flaws in proximity based dating apps like Grindr. In addition to issues related to battery drain, data loss, and crashing, a fatal privacy bug was announced this week which led to the withdrawal of that app’s unique selling point: the ability to easily identify, locate and arrange a meet up with nearby guys you like.

When you use apps that utilize standard mobile location technology like GPS you may not realize it but the app constantly tells the provider of the service your exact location. In the absence of high-level security protocols, if you know where to look you can get all the profile and communication data about any user – and pin-point them to an exact location! It’s hard to stress how bad this is. Think about crazy ex’s, stalkers, thieves and other unscrupulous people who you’d like to avoid being able to know exactly where you are, 24 hours a day.

As it turns out, app vendors who overlook implementing the advanced computer science technology necessary to protect users make the mistake of leaving their servers effectively unprotected and public - the equivalent of leaving the front door of your house open so anybody can come in and poke around!

By cancelling the location services you can make it a little harder for hackers to get hold of your location, but all of your other information still is open to the public. We love these apps for being able to find nearby guys, but is it worth putting up with the constant crashes, lost information, rapid battery drain and now giving up privacy and personal safety – no thanks! So what exactly is the point of such apps now that the thing we love the most (finding nearby guys) isn’t working properly?

It just so happens that we at GiFi have solved these issues by licensing a bleeding-edge tech stack from GeoSpock Limited—a high-tech, computer science company out of Cambridge University run by PhD scientists—who wanted to help us in building an app the community could be proud of. We have just completed the Beta testing of its next generation gay social app GiFi and launched the app globally today.

For those of you who don’t know, GiFi has all of the features that market leading apps have and many more like instant identification of 500 guys at a time based on mood, preferences, profile match and location. Add to this the ability to message and chat (1-on-1 or group) and to create, join and follow groups, places and events. It is built for security and privacy sensitivity, with features such as masking your location with a user-configurable safety zone that is on by default, allowing you to control who knows where you are. The app has been rigorously tested over the past 6 months with ~10,000 beta testers resulting in the best performing, stable and functionally rich gay social app ever built. GiFi is available on iPhone , iPad  and Android .  

Try it out here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gifi/id718096271?ls=1&mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.geospock.gifi

 

If you would like further information about GiFi or would like to schedule an interview then please contact:

Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal
GiFi Community Manager
E-Mail: kristian@mygifi.com
Mob: 07780 115499
Web: www.mygifi.com

About GeoSpock Limited

GeoSpock™ is an über geeky technology company whose aim is to forever change the way people interact with their world. They are developing a world-leading platform for support of secure, extreme-scale, proximity-based mobile applications with advanced features allowing precision geo-targeted messaging and advertisements.

If you would like further information about GeoSpock Limited please contact:

Dr Michael Murphy
Operations Director
E-Mail: mike@geospock.com
Mob: 07885 588965
Web: www.geospock.com

Disclaimer: the image content used within this press release is being used under license for illustrative purposes onlyand that any person depicted in our images is a model and not a user of the app.

Tuesday
Apr292014

NEW INSIGHTFUL & UNIQUE GUIDE TO LESBIAN DATING LAUNCHES

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression…

Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating (www.wowwomen.co.uk) is delighted to announce the release of their information guide to online dating for the lesbian community.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression… The essential guide to finding lesbian love and friendship online” is the brainchild of Julianne Balai, founder of Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating. Julianne was inspired to create the guide through her own experiences of online dating.

“The guide was written to help introduce women to the world of online lesbian dating and help make their experience as a Wow Women member a great one, whether they’re looking for that special someone, or just keen to make new friends,” says Balai.

The guide is full of tips and tools to help users get the most out of online lesbian dating, including how to make the most of your online profile, how to make new friends, going on that first date and staying safe on dates.

The online guide is available exclusively to read or download via the Wow Women Lesbian Dating website… and it’s completely free!

Enthusiastic and eager to share her experiences, Julianne is passionate about helping others get the most from their experience from online dating, which is why the online guide is free as Julianne is keen to share the guide with women looking to embark or improve their online dating experience.

Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating offers a two day free trial, thereafter gold membership is £6.99 a month. The company also hosts regular social events where members can mingle in person.

-ENDS-

 

Notes for the editor

Wow Women Dating

After trying many dating websites for gay women and not feeling safe, I decided to create Wow Women Dating. The safety of gay women connecting online is one of my main priorities. I also wanted to create a community run exclusively by gay women who understand how difficult it can be to find genuine friendship or love.  

Wow Women is not just a dating website; members can network and connect on a more social-media based platform in many different ways. We offer a safe, private and friendly environment with carefully checked member profiles. We don't accept straight couples, men or sexually explicit images. As an added security feature, we offer each member the benefit of blocking and reporting suspect profiles.

For further information on the guide, an interview with founder Julianne, use of excerpts from the guide, images etc… Or for more on Wow Women Online Lesbian Dating, please contact the Wow Women Media team on contact@wowwomen.co.uk

Friday
Feb282014

INTRODUCING GiFi™...

 

GiFi™, the next-generation social app for gay men now available to download on iPhone and Android 

Built on a disruptive technology platform, GiFi™ aims to change forever the way guys who like guys (and their friends) interact

Cambridge, February 28th, 2014 – Available for download today, GiFi is the next-generation social app that aims to change forever the way gay men chat, network and meet-up. 

The GiFi mantra is one of inclusivity, community and non-judgment which it achieves via a mobile app that allows members to: build a support network, find new friends, stay-in-touch with existing friends, look for a job, arrange a date or hook-up, all with unparalleled ease.

The app delivers a user experience that combines the best functionality of social networking and dating websites with the freedom of real-time identification, location and communication afforded by the latest mobile and geo-spatial location technology. 

GiFi members can browse, filter, sort and display (in grid, map, carousel & history views) the 500 nearest guys, to any defined location, who match their interests, preferences and current mood. The app also introduces members based upon their mutual declared interest and, in a future release, by the learning of on-app behaviours. A range of social networking tools enable members to locate interesting places, create private groups and communicate via 1-on-1 chat, multi-way chat or group messaging. Finally, off-line working means members can continue to browse, tag members and create groups even when out of range of a mobile signal.

GiFi will run on any iPhone operating iOS 6.0 or later and any Android phone operating 3.0 and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Android outlets. The first 10,000 users of the app will receive a free life-time GiFi premium membership and all subsequent users will receive at least one month premium membership free.

GiFi membership is free: users can access all the premium functions without being annoyed by advertising but are limited in the number of searches, profile views and messages they can send in a day. GiFi premium memberships can be purchased on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly basis at subscription prices ranging from £1.49 to £29.99 and gives users access to all functions in an unlimited manner.  At either service level, member profiles are securely stored in the GiFi cloud meaning they can be recovered in the event of a lost or factory reset phone or even after a member leaves the community and later decides to re-join.

GiFi is committed to re-investing revenues into the development of new functionality and improvements to the app as prioritised by members of the community. This includes expansion of the community web-site www.mygifi.com where members can review dynamically updated content including: city, top bar, club and hotel reviews as well as create new content and post comment on trending topics. GiFi has hired a dedicated community team whose role is to ensure members are happy and reach-out to the businesses, charities, and community organisers that serve the community. GiFi will donate a percentage of all profits derived from the app to its preferred charities, including the London Lesbian & Gay Switch Board.

GiFi is built on a massively scalable, real-time, geo-spatial mobile technology platform developed by Cambridge based Technology Company GeoSpock Ltd. Dr Michael Murphy, Operations Director says “Our platform seeks to address the scalability problems that plague current mobile social networking and dating apps. The resulting limited functionality, increasing app instability and data loss as user numbers increase combined with rapid battery drain can result in a frustrating user experience. This is especially true when considered in the context of the high-subscription prices charged by app providers”.

Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal, GiFi Community Manager says “the purpose of the app is to disrupt the status quo. We have launched GiFi to give the community we are proud to be a part of the app it has been waiting for and at a price that all levels of income can afford. The community is well known to be an early adopter of new ideas, brands and technology often out of the desire to project a united identity and build strength through a common connectivity. We hope that it will embrace the app and work with us to make it the best out there. The GiFi team will be reaching out to community organisers and businesses to ensure that the app always delivers value for money and does not exploit the very members who fund its existence”.

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information about GiFi or would like to schedule an interview then please contact:

Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal

GiFi Community Manager

E-Mail: kristian@mygifi.com

Mob: 07780 115499

Web: www.mygifi.com

 

-NOTES TO THE EDITOR- 

About GeoSpock Limited

GeoSpockTM is an über geeky technology company whose aim is to forever change the way people interact with their world. They are developing a platform for support of extreme-scale, proximity-based mobile applications.

If you would like further information about GeoSpock Limited please contact:

Dr Michael Murphy

Operations Director

E-Mail: mike@geospock.com

Mob: 07885 588965

Web: www.geospock.com

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Disclaimer: the image content used within this press release is being used under license for illustrative purposes only and that any person depicted in our images is a model and not a user of the app.   

 

Friday
Dec072012

NEW! LESBIAN DATING IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Wow Women Prepares for its Official Launch in December, 2012.

Wow Women, a new lesbian dating community with a green commitment, is about to be introduced with lots of exceptional features. Run by lesbians, for lesbians and bi women, as an introductory benefit, the company is offering full access to all features for a limited period.

Finding a suitable lesbian partner is about to become easier with the upcoming launch of Wow Women Dating. www.wowwomen.co.uk

Wow Women plans to be a green company and are committed to minimising the impact their business has on the environment. They are members of 1010 Global and Bike to work scheme, they also support many green businesses which can be found on their support green business page. Unlike most online dating sites Wow Women is run only by lesbians making it much safer and with photo recognition software to keep away fake profiles. With lots of user friendly features, the company looks all set to redefine the idea of dating for gay women with an App designed for meeting others close by. 

Long term lesbian partners are getting harder to find in traditional clubs or bars from a survey conducted by Wow Events. The founder of Wow Women Julianne Balai has been running Wow Events for 2 years bringing lesbians the best bars and clubs in London, and has gained a reputation for her fabulous Thames Boat Parties; the most recent, a spectacular Halloween Party. Talking about the upcoming launch of the dating community, Julianne says, "I have been continually asked by my members to create an online dating platform for them to interact on a more personal level in a safer environment, run by gay women who understand their needs. After months of hard work, now we are ready to introduce the most comprehensive dating website ever for lesbians".

Apart from live chat, the members of the community would also be able to create their own groups & events for other women to join and interact with. Dating at Wow Women would be a safe experience for the members because the website would not upload any fake profile or use any fake database. The website is equipped with software capable of verifying whether the photographs belong to the genuine site members. Other noteworthy features of the site include VIP dating, speed dating, Facebook connect, match making, GPS location and much more.

About the Company: Wow Women is a new, refreshing lesbian dating community .Wow Women would make lesbian dating much easier and safer for their members.

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/WOWUK

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/WowWomenDating

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For more information on Wow Women or to arrange an interview with co founder: 

Contact: Julianne Balai   
Website: www.wowwomen.co.uk
E-mail: julianne@wow-events.uk.com