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SovTech specialises in mobile app development, iOS, Android, hybrid technologies and progressive web apps.


Why choose SovTech for your bespoke app development?

SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Grindr?

Grindr is the world’s most popular free mobile social networking app for gay, bi, transgender, and queer people. Chat and meet new people for free, or upgrade to Grindr XTRA or Grindr Unlimited for more features, fun, and opportunities to connect.

The History of Grindr

Joel Simkhai, a digital entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California, released Grindr as an iOS mobile app on March 25, 2009. A free version showed 100 local men’s profiles, but a premium edition ($2.99 plus a monthly charge) had no ads and expanded the dating pool to 200 men.



What does Grindr Xtra offer?

Users that desire more profiles, more filtering options, the ability to send several photos at once, unlimited blocks, read receipts, unlimited favorites, and saved phrases can upgrade to Xtra.


What’s the difference between Grindr Xtra and Grindr unlimited?

Grindr Unlimited offers with five extra features in addition to all of the perks of Grindr Xtra, the company’s original premium membership. Unlimited profile viewing, incognito mode, unsend messages, typing status bubbles, and the ability for users to see who has visited their profile are among the new features.


Does Grindr Xtra have expiring photos?

Expiring photographs are limited to one per day for free Grindr users, five per day for Grindr XTRA subscribers, and an unlimited number of Expiring photos per day for Grindr Unlimited customers. To submit a photo that has expired, tap on the photo or photos you want to send.



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Cost of building an app like Grindr

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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