You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the latest global obsession with Pokemon Go – with more downloads than Tinder in an incredibly short amount of time it looks like gaming is well on truly back on the map. With this in mind, I’m thrilled to support ooOo, a fantastic new dating app, which cleverly combines both dating and gaming in one handy app.
ooOo was created with 0 investment, 0 staff, 0 consultants and 0 compromise.
It is a location-based dating app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that shows four potential matches. You can only pick one and the others are passed by. The app serves up multiple sets of four throughout the day and if someone you choose, chooses you too then it’s a match and you can swap messages.
The app is gamerfied by showing you information about your potential matches and offers up a couple of special options. On each screen of four you can see how many liked you and how many didn’t, but not who. Armed with that information you can choose to use the special options. ‘Show’ will tell you who likes you and ‘Skip’ lets you avoid picking anyone. ‘Show’ and ‘Skip’ can only be used a limited number of times per day so make sure you use them with the right people at the right time.
ooOo’s creator, David Minns, said “Tinder brought the world the swipe model and almost every other dating app since has copied them. I wanted ooOo to be something new. What happens behind the scenes is equally exciting. ooOo will work with very poor connections or no connection at all. It can grab your potential matches when it has a connection and you can choose people and reply to existing matches offline. The next time you get a connection all data is synced. ooOo is a mobile app designed to be used on the move.”
ooOo is an example of what can be achieved with zero investment and funding. Creator, David Minns had many years of experience with web development but no app development skills whatsoever. He learnt to code for iOS from one book, several hours of YouTube videos and advice from peers via developer forums. The entire project from idea creation to released product took seven months.
David adds, “I’m fortunate to have over 1 million dating users on my existing web platform and telling them and the rest of world about ooOo will be my mission for the second half of 2016 in addition to creating an Android version.”
ooOo is available to download on iOS via the Apple App Store here
For more information about ooOo please visit: www.oooo.dating