Users can set their location anywhere they want if they need to line up dates before traveling; they can also keep their location totally private.Romeos can send other people they're interested in a "footprint" which looks just like a sticker or badge with a compliment. Most popular in: India, Kenya Boasting more than 60 million messages exchanged every week, you can only imagine how many are dick pics.
We decided to see which hook up apps designed specifically for gay men are used most around the world, based on the number of downloads in different countries. The data is based on the number of downloaded apps through the i OS App Store and Google Play in August, a month chosen to keep the comparisons standardized.
(App Annie considers that the best way, in this particular case, to independently measure an app's market penetration.) We only list the top-rated app for August, but your favorite app may have been a close second or come out on, um, top in another month, since the competition is fierce.
Hornet is now available (beta version only) on a web platform as well, accessible from a desktop or laptop.
Most popular in: Russia, Thailand 9monsters is a unique social app from Japan with a focus on the Asia-Pacific area.
Over the past few years, more and more Africans are turning to their mobile phones for services.
These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.
Users can also pay to unlock premium in-app features.
The app is available in over fifteen languages including Korean, Russian, and Swedish.
Features: Every user is grouped into one of nine categories of "monsters" ranging from a monkey to a pig.
If you're chatting with someone who speaks a different language an "auto translation" feature will translate your messages as you send them. Lester Feder is a world correspondent for Buzz Feed News and is based in Washington, DC.
According to Mobi Thinking Africa, the top mobile activities for mobile-only users are related to apps: downloading games (55%), downloading music (54%) and social networking (52%).