Grindr announces new upgrade


Grindr, the world’s premier all-male location-based mobile network, announces the largest upgrade ever to its popular service for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. Both Grindr and Grindr Xtra version 1.5 are available immediately on the iTunes App Store, or via direct download at and Grindr 1.5 offers a redesigned user experience with improved functionality and a range of new features.

"Since launch, we’ve aimed to offer the best all-male social networking service on the planet," says Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. "The release of Grindr Xtra 1.5 continues that commitment by delivering exciting new features to our million and a half users. I’m very proud of this release as it continues to improve the Grindr experience for guys around the world, making it even easier to meet new people and make new friends. Ultimately, that’s what we’re all about."

Since launching in March 2009, Grindr has grown into a revolutionary social networking tool with over 1.5 million users in 180 countries. As the world’s largest all male, location-based, mobile, social networking tool for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and compatible BlackBerry devices, Grindr serves over 280,000 Grindr members daily.