The Tinder app has unquestionably revolutionised the concept of online dating with its swipe-to-like interface. However, if you're a more career-focused smartphone user you may want to check out Weave.
The new iOS and Android app for professionals allows users to log in through their LinkedIn accounts and see a list of nearby people who're willing to meet up for face-to-face networking meetings.
When users encounter a profile, they simply swipe 'yes' or 'no' to register interest; just like Tinder. Swiping right for yes will enable the chat portion of the app where meetings can be arranged.
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According to the makers of Weave, 100 people are day are already meeting through the application, which launched in January for iOS and a month later for Android.
Location, Location, Location
The idea behind the app is that people seeing people are close enough by for a coffee meeting will improve the chances they'll meet up rather than just exchange emails as they may do through LinkedIn.
"There still hasn't been a way to replicate … coffee meetings online," Weave founder and CEO Brian Ma told VentureBeat. "Location is a key factor in people meeting in-person."
The more people use the app the more they'll show up in other people's feeds, the founder says.