Maybe you’ve recently noticed that you’re consistently getting all your chat messages … in real time. Here at Grindr, we’ve definitely been paying attention; we’ve received all your messages about chats that have been delayed, and we’ve heard you loud and clear.
We’ve been working hard on the app to take care of this problem and to make sure your messages are being delivered on time. On October 2, we completed some serious improvements to our chat service. We’re glad to say we’ve stabilized the chat experience by moving our chat service over to different servers.
So the point is this: We got your message, and we heard you loud and clear. We’ve made changes. Serious changes. Behind the scenes, we’re always working to make improvements that’ll provide you with the best Grindr experience possible. We’re also continuing to work on the new Grindr and are looking forward to rolling it out worldwide soon.
In order to make sure you’re able to take advantage of all the great improvements we've made, make sure you’re running the most recent version of Grindr (1.8.5).
You, our valued users, are the heart of our app. Thanks for being loyal Grindr guys and for helping us get chat right. Message received. Chat away!
As we all know, bullying is a problem that's reached widespread proportions.
Tomorrow, October 19, Grindr is partnering with GLAAD and hundreds of organizations, celebrities and landmarks to take a stand against bullying by taking part in Spirit Day. Are you on board to help? It's easy: All you have to do is open your Grindr account and update your profile name to #SpiritDay. Use all or part of your profile to share a brief personal message against bullying and wear purple tomorrow.
Email a screenshot of your #SpiritDay Grindr profile to [email protected] with “#SpiritDay” in the subject field, and we'll post all submissions in a special Spirit Day photo album on our Facebook page.
For more details on how to participate in Spirit Day, check out the official Spirit Day website, where you can turn your Facebook and Twitter profiles purple and share photos to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #SpiritDay.
End bullying! To automatically donate $5, text PURPLE to 80888. You’ll be supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and the Trevor Project do every day. For more information, check out GLAAD.org/TextPurple.
Here at Grindr HQ, we’re pretty sure you guys have noticed how wide-ranging and popular the app has gotten. We’ve noticed too — our tech people have been keeping track of usage trends and metrics and other number-related data that sound really fancy and scientific.
So we had some interesting recent stats that our techies handed us, and we thought we’d pick the best and quickly share them with you. So without further adieu…
Last weekend, almost 1.6 million of our 4.5 million total global users logged into Grindr at least once. Those numbers were recorded between Sept. 28 and Sept. 30, 2012.
During that time, these were the top three countries with the most Grindr users:
1. United States: 609,062
2. United Kingdom: 211,175
3. France: 109,094
And the top three Grindr cities in the U.S. were:
1. New York: 116,696
2. Los Angeles: 54,527
3. San Francisco: 47,063
Sunday (starting Saturday at midnight Pacific time) was the busiest night/day of the week for Grindr guys across the globe, with our users sending a record-setting 37,435,829 messages on Grindr worldwide. All that in one day’s time! The maximum number of users chatting on Grindr at the same time was 108,568.
Nearly 1.6 million guys on a single weekend? More than 37 million messages in a single day? That’s a whole lot of Grinding! You guys are all part of a huge movement – a worldwide community – and we hope these numbers give you an idea of how big of a thing it is that you’re a part of. Be proud, and keep chatting one another up, Grindr guys.