Courting App Happn Reaches 10 Million Customers, Provides Voice
Happn, the hyperlocal courting app, has revealed that it has ten million members. The French-based mostly app is rising quick and the startup says it’s on monitor to succeed in 30 million customers by the top of the yr.
The app works equally to Tinder — customers are capable of shortly swipe customers to discover a match. The important thing distinction is that Happn is hyperlocal — it exhibits you the individuals you walked by every day (or individuals who have been situated inside 800 ft).
Happn can also be introducing a brand new voice function, the place customers can ship audio recordings to potential mates. The clips may be as much as one minute lengthy and are presupposed to make it simpler to showcase character earlier than assembly up.
The service works greatest in main metropolitan areas, the place individuals are strolling previous lots of or hundreds of individuals in a given day. It’s at present obtainable in giant cities together with London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York.
“Once we launched Happn in 2014, we aimed to fill a void within the on-line courting scene by providing a means for individuals to attach with these they’ve crossed paths with in actual-life – and actually, a option to put the spontaneity again into courting,” stated co-founder and CEO Didier Rappaport, in a press release.
Whereas Happn is gaining traction, another courting providers are struggling, in what’s a constantly evolving panorama. Singles are recurrently testing the most recent apps for locating love, and sometimes ditching those the place they didn’t have luck.
Lots of Happn’s rivals are owned by Match Group, which separated from IAC late final yr. Happn is enterprise-backed with at the least $22 million in funding.