There’s no doubt about it, there is an abundance of dating apps on the market nowadays – and increasingly, the beauty of a ‘simple’ idea, executed well, is becoming a rarity. It’s exciting, then, to come across a new app with the combination of both.
The branding is spot on, it feels current (and pretty cool) and, if you love Instagram this one’s for you!
London entrepreneurs Michael Blakeley and Rupert Coney launch new dating and friendship app clikd – the ‘Instagram’ of the dating world, where people can use photos to build their own personalised dating app.
It uses photography based questions to bring together elements of photo sharing and social networking in its bid to help its users find friendship or dating.
The global photo sharing market is at least six times the size of dating, with over 500m users on Instagram and Pinterest alone. The rise of smartphones means that photography and photosharing is now part and parcel of modern life. Clikd founders Michael Blakeley and Rupert Coney have created a product which seeks to bridge this divide, giving users a platform which targets both and joins a new wave of dating apps which is seeking to carve a new path, that of combining speed and simplicity with a light touch filtration system that gives people better matches.
Clikd Progress and Ambition
Founder and CEO Michael Blakeley comments: “Whilst we’re at the start of our journey, the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our testers and high numbers of pre-registrations, means that we are confident that clikd will attract over 1 million users in its first year and over 12 million by year two, globally.”
“The move from data protection to dating, has been quite a switch. They may sound similar, but in reality, the type of work couldn’t be further apart. However, I am enjoying the startup scene in London. There’s a real buzz and excitement around Old street and you can feel the hunger to succeed.”
Co-Founder and CEO Rupert Coney comments: “When it came to a choice between helping banks make more money, or helping people find friends and dates it took me about 10 seconds to decide, and I haven’t looked back since. The start-up scene is as challenging as it is rewarding and, with clikd, I feel for the first time like I have a genuine chance of making a material impact on our customers lives.”
James Preece, the UK’s leading Relationship Expert says “Clikd has a unique proposition, it has cleverly taken elements from a few different areas to pull together an exciting app. Its format and ability to personalise mean that it has the potential to both capture the public’s imagination and disrupt the market in a fun and exciting way. I look forward to seeing how Clikd progresses on its journey.”