That’s why Stout and his colleagues at TDI were excited to find Glide, an Israeli startup founded in 2012 that makes a free video-chat app of the same name for Android and i OS.
Glide told me that it now has “at least several hundred thousand deaf users.” (The app has been installed on more than 20 million devices and Glide claims “millions” of active users.) “They were a community that we found accidentally,” says Sarah Snow, Glide’s community manager.
The idea behind Ignighter is for your group -- buddies from college, coworkers, etc.
-- to meet up with other groups for hanging out/dating/flirting/whatever. Ignighter cofounder Adam Sachs tells us it's now possible for groups to "follow" another group's updates as you would on Twitter.
And the site now has a matching feature that will help you find other groups. Sachs says Ignighter has submitted an i Phone app to Apple for approval.
That might drive new users or help with location-based group dating.
“Yeah, I’ve already either matched with or said “no” to all the guys remotely in my area,” he says apologetically.
“There’s just no one I’m interested in here.” If you’re single and have had little luck in dating, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is it me, or is it Brown?
Instead of one-on-one dating, the new feature requires you to gather a group of your Tinder-using friends, and swipe through other groups of Tinder-using friends, until you find a match.
And it's looking at adding Facebook Connect to Ignighter, which would allow you to auto-fill your Ignighter profile with info -- and friends -- from Facebook. ) That's important if Ignighter is ever going to be a significant business: Sachs says Ignighter has about 30,000 registered users, but only about 25% of them -- 7,500 -- used the site last month.