Ever Thought of Creating Dating app like Bumble or Tinder? 4 Salient Features to Consider when Creating Dating iOS or Android App
Posted on February 18, 2019 By Dikshita Dudhat
It was Kira and Tim’s second wedding anniversary celebration. After the party ended and they bid goodbyes to their last guest, they retired to their bedroom. With a goofy smile on his face, Tim remembered how he met Kira.
Tim’s mom wanted him to marry and get settled. But like every other boy on the earth, Tim didn’t want to take things forward in an awkward traditional way. He wanted to fall in love before he married. Same was the case with Kira.
Suddenly, Kira interrupted his thoughts and made a point. “Our meeting would have been impossible without the dating app”, she said. And yes, that was really true. Kira was born and brought up in the US and Tim had never left the UK. Their meeting was almost impossible without a miracle or now as we call it technology!
Dating apps have done wonders for millions of couple around the world. Every day we hear about some or the other new dating app. Be it Tinder or Bumble or Hinge and Happn, many of the wives have found their husbands here. And even the husbands have met their love of their lives, their wives through these dating apps.
It’s not only the people that are benefited from these mobile dating apps but also the businesses and companies who run these apps. The following figure, a report from Sensortower, shows the top grossing of dating apps in the U.S. for 2018.
The above grossing cannot be possible without users spending on dating apps in search of their soulmates. Next time, when you swipe right, make sure you know you too can generate revenue if you create a dating app on your own and take your business to the next level. According to Sensortower, here is the data of the top 10 mobile dating apps which grew by 53% in the past 12 months.
Now that you are aware of the growth of dating apps, let’s discuss two of the most successful apps which have mind-blowing popularity among the users and which have generated a huge revenue last year.
Tinder is a popular dating app that finds matches for users based on geographic proximity. This app has a simple interface which allows the users to swipe right to ‘like’ or swipe left to ‘reject’. If both the users like each other’s profile, it is considered as a match. The users can then chat through the app. The users are able to view a few pictures of the match’s Facebook or other social media accounts. They can also see a short personal description of the match.
According to a report, there are 57 million Tinder users around the world. 4.1 million are subscribers paying for Tinder plus and Tinder Gold. The dating app is popular in 190 countries and it is available in 40 languages. Tinder has made over 20 billion matches since its launch. Match Group market cap for Tinder was $11.15 billion in December 2018, with the share price at $40. Tinder’s revenue was expected to be $800 million, with total Match Group revenue standing at $1.72 billion in 2018.
Bumble is another dating app making it big among its audience. For using bumble app, users are required to use their mobile phone numbers or their Facebook account to create an account on this app. Bumble is said to be a female-friendly website and the users can swipe left or right in this app too. And to begin the conversation, both users must like each other’s match. The major difference between Tinder and Bumble is that in Bumble only females can initiate the conversation. And if the male doesn’t respond within 24 hours the match disappears.
According to a Techcrunch, Bumble has raised its revenue run rate to $200 million per year. It has exceeded $150 million in the year 2018. The revenues are said to come entirely from Bumble’s in-app subscription business. The app recently has more than 40 million users and is actively pursuing an IPO.
Now, if you have made up your mind to create dating app like Tinder or Bumble, and want to hire dating app developers, let’s firs discuss the top interesting features you might like to have in your dating app.
1 : To identify likely to happen matches
A feature to identify the potential matches is the heart of any dating app. The app algorithms should be smart enough to provide quality matches for the users according to their expectations.
This feature needs to be safe enough as the photo of other user is fetched and shown either from facebook or people nearby. You need specialised dating app developers to design an implement such a feature in your mobile dating app.
2 : Real-time conversation
This is another must-have feature for your app. As soon as the users are matched, they should be able to send and receive messages to each other. This feature helps the users to interact with each other as and when they want. This feature also helps the users to approach their potential matches through the in-app messaging. Make sure the messages are secure with encryption
3 : Activities and suggestions
Your dating app should enable the users to find meaningful dates which have chances to turn into relationships. So, you should allow them to search for quality matches. To make sure that your users keep visiting the app you need to engage them by providing daily or weekly activity report. They can even access their previous chats, text messages, and estimated time of answering the chats.
You can provide the suggested feed to your users based on their activities. This feature also requires behavioral matchmaking algorithm to show the user matches with the same interests.
4 : Push Notifications
Like every other app, push notifications are essential to keep the users connected with the app. You can let your users know about the various stories or matches that they have missed with this particular feature.
The cost of your mobile dating app depends on the complexity of the features that you need in your app. According to one of our senior developer, the approximate time taken to create a dating app is 900-1000 hours. If you want to know the exact cost, you might like to connect with us.
Your dating app must take out the element of embarrassment from the user’s life and build confidence in them to talk to someone that they really like. It must provide a social platform for the people who don’t know each other and don’t expect to turn up in each other’s lives without a miracle. To create a dating app with such excellent features you need a partner who is an expert in mobile dating app development.
Coruscate is a company which can help you with your dating app development. We can create a dating app with amazing features which your users are likely to love. If you think you have something else in mind regarding the development of a dating app which is an out of the box concept, connect with us. We can help to validate and implement your ideas and help your business touch new heights in the competitive world. Or Just click below to get free app estimation.
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