Additionally, both Grindr and Blendr were selected as Official Honorees of the 2012 Webby Awards for award-winning work in the Social (handheld devices) category.
Out of nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded only to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
On June 18, 2012, Grindr announced that it had officially hit 4 million users in 192 countries across the globe.
“Our goal with is to provide broadcasters the tools and resources necessary to produce the content their fans will enjoy, while allowing them to turn their passion into a profession,” said Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Live.me, in a press release.
Notable users of include social media stars like Roman Atwood and Collins Key.
This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to farthest away.
Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.