Entries in GiFi (3)

Monday
Sep082014

SURPRISE! GiFi™ launches into the global market

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

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GiFi (Guy-Fi), the app billed as the next-generation free gay social networking and dating app that aims to change forever the way gay men chat, network and meet-up has launched internationally after their initial success in the UK.

Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal, GiFi Community Manager says “This has been an exciting opportunity for us after the success of our UK trial. Since February we have had amazing feedback and support from the UK LGBT community, enabling us to continue developing the GiFi App and opening it up to the international market.”

Kristian continues “for many years now, other apps aimed at the LGBT community have focussed on either interests or particular traits; this is why GiFi was initially created, to bring the community together. Now you no longer have to countlessly contact members inquiring about ‘what are you looking for’: with the simple tap on a screen, you can select your mood whether this be drinks, networking, coffee or something else, and you can tap the filter option to sort up to 500 guys by your selected preference”.

Kristian finishes, “GiFi is now available to many users who have been waiting for this day in the following countries; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and USA. Enjoy GiFi Guys!”

GiFi allows for you to engage with other members on a safe level.  Members can choose when to share their exact location with each other, while still obscuring your distance by up to 15 miles for everyone else to keep your privacy safe.

GiFi is built on a secure, massively scalable, real-time, geospatial mobile technology platform that seeks to address the scalability problems that plague current mobile social networking and dating apps such as Grindr. 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.

The GiFi App allows members to create and stay up-to-date with the latest Groups, Places and Events happening around the LGBT Community. Members can join other groups, places and events; as well as review, attend and discuss in a social platform that hasn’t been as fully available in other apps.

GiFi is the cool brand in the gay technology arena who aims to be different in every and any way possible. Check out their awesome launch video highlighting how unique they are in this market.

GiFi has many useful features designed to help the gay and bisexual social and dating arena including advanced filtering, group chat, events, local interest groups and places to build a global community. This is also linked with three profile options! Members can chose whether to view nearby guys in either a gridview, a match view to choose members you’d like to meet, or an interactive map showing nearby places and other members (with their displayed locations protected by an adjustable safety distance). 

GiFi is currently available for FREE on iPhone, iPad and Android. Download the revolution today and dare to be different with the app store’s hottest, most stable and secure sexy new app!

GiFi will also be looking for both new venues and new members of the week. Once you have downloaded the GiFi App, send the team a screenshot of your profile for your chance to be the latest GiFi Profile of the Week, and submit your Places recommendation to help support your favourite LGBT venue.

Check out GiFi on Facebook and Twitter!

-ENDS-

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 only and that any person depicted in our images is a model and not a user of the app.  

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.

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.