Tinder users rejoice. As Forbes reports, it has acquired Humin, the company behind the Humin and Knock Knock apps, and promises to make it even easier for its users to find new, interesting people to hang out with.
Although the financial details of the deal have not been made public yet, it’s a sign that this acquisition could possibly help Tinder steer towards a more product-focused business direction. More specifically, Humin is known for offering advanced localisation features.
For instance, Humin app sorts a user’s contact list, based on how frequently you connect with people, how well you know them, and your location, so that next time you visit a city, a contact card will pop up, letting you know with whom of your contacts you could possibly grab a bite with.
The company has also developed Knock Knock, an app that lets you chat with nearby users – even if they’re complete strangers. With Knock Knock, users can instantly see who’s around – just by knocking twice on their phones.
Although both apps have now disappeared from Apple and Play stores, we could safely assume that they will re-emerge again as part of Tinder‘s broader offering. Our guess is that the dating app will soon offer ultra geolocalisation – even to target specific post codes and city blocks – much in the same fashion as its competitor Happn, which already features such tools. Last but not least, Tinder could possibly use Humin’s toolbox to help users sort their connections and swipes.
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