July 31, 2016 in Social Networking (F)
[prMac.com] New York City, USA - Pokemon Go, the social game that took the world by storm has paved the way for many other companies to follow. Dine, the dating app that isn't about superficial love at first sight, but an opportunity to experience someone's company and a new culinary adventure has hopped on the Pokemon Go mania bandwagon just this week by adding a "Let's catch Pokemon" feature. This new feature allows Dine users to notify potential matches that catching Pokemon as an idea for a first date is an option. In other words, how about meeting up for a Poke Date?
Dine app CEO, Keisuke Kamijo, stated the following in response to the recent phenomenon which inspired the new feature, "Generally speaking, dating user profiles can only tell you so much about a person. The two main driving forces that will lead users to engage with a potential match is physical attraction and similar interests. Many of our users are currently playing Pokemon Go so we felt like giving our users a new and fun way to make character connections with potential matches. Plus, doesn't going on a Poke Date sound fun? Why go alone when you can go together"?
This update came along with the official launch of Dine's new UI for the United States and Canada. This underdog dating app prides itself as the app that leads to actual dates through effectively increasing the embarrassingly low date rate (number of matches that result in actual dates) that weighs an enormous burden on users engaging on other dating apps. "Mainly speaking, all of the trending dating apps currently out there have an extremely low date rate. People match and then spend hours if not days conversing about hobbies, work, etc. People who matched through Dine usually open up their initial conversation with "when can you meet?" According to user records from tests we made on our UI in Canada, Dine fixes this issue with more than 50 percent of users who connected with their matches on the app actually met in person within two weeks. With the new UI change were able to increase the number of actual dates made by a threefold now that users can send each other Dine requests more comfortably," said Keisuke Kamijo.
Dine made its official launch in March 2016 and was featured by Apple on the app store under "Best New Apps" and is available on the United States and Canadian app store as a free download. Dine is a free to use dating app with the option to subscribe to a premium plan for a monthly fee of $16.66 which gives users more value through added features.
If you would like to learn more about Dine and our team, or if you would like to schedule an interview, please feel free to contact us.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 35.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dine 1.1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. An Android version of the app is on the way.
Mrk & Co was founded by veterans of Japanese gaming giant DeNA, which Nintendo partnered with to bring its games to smartphones for the first time last year. Our main business currently is the operation of Dine and our aim to address certain core issues with existing online dating services and become the most popular Dating App worldwide. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Mrk & Co. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.