Flirtomatic, the mobile social network aimed at young adults, has launched an Android app available as a free download from the Android Marketplace.
This follows the success of its iPhone app, rolled out in January, which has since become the “largest single source of inflow of new users”, says the UK company. BlackBerry and Nokia Ovi apps are promised this summer.
Flirtomatic has also furthered its Facebook integration – the service already supports Facebook Connect – adding “Like” buttons on user profiles browsed on its website. This means that its 2m users can now “Like” their favourite profiles, pushing these to their Facebook newsfeed, a sure way to increase the service’s visibility and viral potential.
On that note, the company claims that its Android application enables users to sign up and set up their profile within 20 seconds so that they can start chatting to people, which should help to get users hooked quickly. It’s free to join after which Flirtomatic’s revenue comes from ads and the selling of virtual and physical goods.
Mark Curtis, CEO of Flirtomatic comments: “Over the last two years people have become increasingly familiar with mobile applications and we’re seeing rapidly rising volumes of users coming through app stores. With this in mind it makes sense for Flirtomatic to be as widely available as possible and by launching applications across the major different platforms, along with being available on the web, we’re doing just that.”
Makes sense to us too.