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A Whole New Grindr

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Grindr Team

The Grindr community has just exceeded 4 million users worldwide, meaning there are more guys on this mobile social app than anywhere else. Together we've created the largest mobile gay community known to humankind. Not bad!

To keep up with all of you, we here at Grindr HQ have been working tirelessly to create a revolutionary new version of Grindr, which will be available as soon as we put the finishing touches on it.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

With the new Grindr, we're introducing a long list of fun new features that you're sure to find extremely helpful in your quest to quickly find just the type of guy you're looking for.

The new Grindr will give you better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework that all of you know and love.

Here’s just a sampling of what the New Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let you narrow down your search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow you to personalize your experience by specifying what kind of guy you are and what kind of guy you’re looking for. That way, you’ll increase your odds of finding someone who’s just your type.
  • A new chats screen will enable you to see all of your recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.

For a sneak peek of some new Grindr screenshots, check out

Get ready to experience Grindr like you never have before.

We can't wait to unleash the New Grindr. We're confident that you're really going to love it. Stay tuned for more, and thanks again for being Grindr guys!

This Week’s Updates: Android, Blackberry & iOS!

Posted on November 4, 2011 by Grindr Team

Attention Android users: Version 1.1.4 is now available to update in the Android Market. With general bug fixes, your app should be running smoother than ever. Just take a moment and click here to update to the latest version of Grindr and Grindr Xtra on Android.

Are you a Grindr Blackberry user? Update now to Version 1.0.6. Fixes in this update include chat related crashes, better profile previews displaying the photo, and improvements to our overall design. Click here to download the latest version of Grindr and Grindr Xtra on Blackberry.

Last but not least, iOS users can also update to Version 1.6.6. With this version, you’ll find better compatibility with iOS5. Prior, you may have experienced slow loading time within the app, but with this update- you’ll have less waiting and more time to meet new guys. We’ve also improved incidences of crashing when the app is minimized.

If using Grindr or Grindr Xtra on your mobile device, tap ‘More’ to update. Or find the latest version of Grindr in the iTunes app store here.

Grindr Xtra for BlackBerry v. 1.0.1 Now Available

Posted on July 7, 2011 by Grindr Team

Blackberry Users – Version 1.0.1 has arrived for Grindr Xtra and is available for download on AppWorld or by visiting With Version 1.0.1, we are proud to offer our first compatible version for the BlackBerry Torch. We have also worked to prevent many of the crashes you’ve reported to us, optimized the app performance so that it will take up less space on your BlackBerry and integrated a brand new message notification system.

Users will now receive message notifications even if they only have Grindr Xtra running in the background, so you’ll never miss the opportunity to connect. Users will also be able to preview messages received while Grindr Xtra is in the background through your native Blackberry Messages app.

Version 1.0.1 offers fixes to many of the issues you’ve reported to us. You can expect to see significant gains in speed, substantial stability increases as well as the updates to message notifications. We hope this update creates more ease of use and will truly optimize your Grindr Xtra experience.

If you are still experiencing any issues, or have any new issues to report, please feel free to contact us at or via email at [email protected]. We hope this latest update only further enhances your Grindr experience and thank you again for downloading.

Grindr has recently reached 2 Millions users, and that number continues to grow each day. We would like to thank those users who have helped us to improve our app by contacting us. This upgrade would not have been possible without your feedback.


Grindr for BlackBerry is available on Curve 8300, 8310, 8330, 8330m, 8350i, 8520,8530, 8900, 8910, 8980, 9300, 9330, Bold 9000, 9650, 9700, 9780, Tour 9630 and Torch 9800

Grindr Xtra for BlackBerry Has Arrived

Posted on May 23, 2011 by Grindr Team

It’s here! Get ready for the world’s largest all male location-based social networking app to grow even larger. With the highly anticipated release of Grindr Xtra for BlackBerry, Grindr now covers the top three smartphone platforms.

After working closely with beta testers and development teams, and listening to user feedback, Grindr Xtra became the obvious choice for an optimal BlackBerry user experience. Grindr Xtra caters to the unique needs of the BlackBerry platform with native features and shortcuts, and takes advantage of the entire screen by removing banner advertisements.  The best part is that you can can interact with users across all platforms including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.

Visit or the BlackBerry App World to download a free 7-day trial of Grindr Xtra with full access to all premium features. When the trial expires, you can continue to use Grindr Xtra starting at $4.97 for one month, with longer renewals receiving larger discounts. Go to the Grindr Store in the settings menu to purchase renewals.

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