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(Grindr’s, meanwhile, charges .99 monthly and .92 annually.) This November, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company Online Buddies, purveyor of the gay personals site Manhunt, acquired Jack’d for an undisclosed sum.While Online Buddies doesn’t break down financials, the company says Jack’d has been “very profitable” for at least two years.Bill Hansen, COO of the San Francisco-based GLBT professional network dot249, paid for Jack’d and Grindr’s premium services starting in November 2012 but quit Grindr just two months later.Currently in a relationship, Hansen no longer uses either app but echoes Davis: “Grindr failed too often, and the monthly rates were too much, given the app wasn’t good.” To wit, the free and paid versions of Grindr in Apple’s App Store average just 1.5 stars out of 5, with the most recent user reviews reading like, “I can’t open the app,” or, “Fix it!The Los Angeles-based company, which now employs 30 people, has updated the app four times since then, decreasing crashes by 95%. “While we have competitors, they have no impact on our business,” he explains, arguing that Grindr continues to “dwarf” others in terms of user numbers and engagement. Still, whether that’s enough to keep current users from gravitating towards the competition, remains to be seen.He points to the fact that this past Thanksgiving was the busiest day in company history, with 1.6 million users logging on that day alone. “ has their eye on the door,” says Jonathan Lovitz, an executive at a New York digital media company, who is trying these apps and the online dating service (He went on to demonstrate as much with my test accounts on those competing services.) In a paper published last week in the computer science journal Transactions on Advanced Communications Technology, Hoang and two other researchers at Kyoto University describe how they can track the phone of anyone who runs those apps, pinpointing their location down to a few feet.And unlike previous methods of tracking those apps, the researchers say their method works even when someone takes the precaution of obscuring their location in the apps’ settings.

Davis, also a Jack’d user, finds Grindr crashes regularly.

When Grindr debuted in 2009, it transformed the way millions of smartphone-toting gay men interacted with one another.


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