Bluetooth dating application
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.A new dating app that aims to connect lonely hearts in places such as the Tube has just launched and claims to be able to change the way we date, at least in places where we can't get a phone signal.
(Reported in New Scientist Magazine 20 March 2004.).Depending on whether or not the admiration is mutual, a scenario like this is either exciting or potentially creepy. Today, Happn is launching locally in San Francisco at Facebook’s F8 conference.But this is how things work with Happn, the latest Internet dating service. While the app is already live in New York City and a few other U. markets, San Francisco’s hyper-connected, early adopter population should provide a sizable sample of single users on which Happn can test its core hypothesis: That people want to connect digitally with the people they encounter in the real world.You’re waiting in line at the deli when your phone buzzes.The new dating app you downloaded has arisen from slumber to alert you that somebody thinks you’re cute. But it’s not your pouty-faced avatar that caught their attention–it was the way you smiled at them in the snack aisle earlier.
The app’s purpose, according to the tag line that displays when you load the app, is to help you “find the people you’ve crossed paths with.” When you tap the profile of a nearby user, the app shows you a map of where you nearly encountered each other.