What’s unique about meetMoi is that it weds geo-location and push with dating; You can download it from the Android Marketplace, login or use Facebook Connect, and then just walk around while it searches for potential beaus.
The app runs in the background persistently updating your location (when you choose) and then pushes matches to you when they are within 1 mile of wherever you are. When a suitable person is spotted their photo is pushed to your screen, with a 60 minute expiration time on the option to meet. If you both say “yes” then you have the option of chatting for 30 minutes and then meeting up in real life.
Says former SixDegrees founder and meetMoi NOW CEO Andrew Weinreich, “There’s lots of people into mobile dating, but nobody is saying ‘What is dating going to look like 10 years from now?’”
When asked about competitors, Weinreich responded that while traditional sites like Match.com and OkCupid (who both have mobile apps) are about browser pulling, meetMoi is entirely push based. Weinreich’s philosophy is that people looking for dates should not have to sit at home browsing, “There is intelligence in the cloud and it should follow you wherever you want to be followed.”
The initial launch of the app, available today, is in beta; MeetMoi expects to add premium features like Yelp API integration in a future release. An iPhone app is also expected to be in the App store within the next four weeks.
MeetMoi, the leading location-based mobile dating company in the United States, was founded in 2007 in New York City. MeetMoi matches users with one another based on preferences and proximity through both application-based and mobile web-based dating. By leveraging location awareness and the real time communication channels available on mobile devices, MeetMoi makes it easy for members to connect in person. Users may join the MeetMoi community for free, with premium service available for a monthly subscription fee.
Andrew Weinreich is an American businessman and Internet executive in New York City’s Silicon Alley. Weinreich is currently the CEO of meetMoi and the Chairman of Xtify. Andrew has spent the past 16 years starting and building businesses. In January 2004, Andrew founded I Stand For, a full service technology solutions provider to political campaigns and non-profit organizations. In 2001, Andrew founded Joltage, an infrastructure services business devoted to building out a global network of WiFi hotspots. In 1996,...