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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.