“As a female who designed this feature, I personally made sure that I would feel safe using it,” she says. It leverages Mapbox and Foursquare’s Pilgrim SDK to identify and categorize places you go, and it only shares those places Foursquare deems “social.” (Foursquare is able to “wake up” Tinder’s app for background location, in case you’re wondering how this works).
Tinder says it will not record places like your house, the office building where you work, banks, doctors’ offices and other venues that are either too personal or not relevant to matching.
But Tinder believes that the fact it’s showing you people you might actually run into in real life will actually prompt more civility in those initial chats.
“If you think about the trade between our members and us — like, what do you get in exchange for the data? So I think it’s a very different thing,” Seidman says.
That’s certainly a starry-eyed way of viewing Tinder’s potential, of course.
(After all, just because you went to that hip bar a year ago does not make you a person who goes to hip bars.) Of course, a dedicated stalker could make a note of your favorite haunts and attempt to locate you in the real world, but this would require extra effort in terms of writing things down, and trying to determine your patterns.
It wouldn’t be impossible to start making some connections, but it would require dedication to the task at hand.
That’s because Tinder’s main business isn’t ads — it’s subscriptions to its premium service, he explains.
“We’re not using [personal data] to sell advertising,” the exec says. And in the other place, you get connected to the most important part of your life.
You can’t push a button to clear your data, for instance.
If you want it gone, you’ll need to delete your Tinder user account entirely, we understand.
Yes, that’s right — you no longer have to say “hello” in real life — you can match first, Places, was previously spotted during beta tests.
Starting today, Tinder Places is formally being announced as a public beta test that’s underway in three cities: Sydney and Brisbane, Australia and Santiago, Chile.
Instead, Tinder waits until at least 30 minutes before a place shows up, or even longer.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating