School College students Design Courting App That Matches Memes
What’s scarier than the terrors of Halloween? For many individuals, it’s looking for love on a relationship app.
Laptop science college students from South Dakota Mines have constructed a brand new relationship app, Lafdr, that matches folks based mostly on their style in memes. After testing a prototype, the app for IOS and Android launched final month.
Morgan Vagts and Debbie Liknes, who each graduated from Mines in Could, channeled their frustration with current relationship apps by creating their very own. Lafdr’s algorithm, constructed by Liknes, connects like-minded customers by way of the memes they get pleasure from on the app,
“Memes are an important dialog starter,” Vagts mentioned. “It retains the dialog mild and lets folks be themselves. … If you happen to can chuckle at a meme collectively, you’ve one thing in widespread.”
Vagts mentioned Lafdr is designed to assist folks discover friendship or romantic connections, or customers can merely browse the memes on Lafdr. Vagts and Liknes spent two years creating the app. It’s geared towards college-age college students however may probably enchantment to ages 18 to 35.
“We had been simply sitting in Debbie’s lounge, speaking concerning the perils of on-line relationship, and he or she joked concerning the concept of a meme-based app. And I believed, ‘Sure. That’s sensible, let’s do it,’ and it advanced from there,” Vagts mentioned.
Greater than 90% of present school college students have used a relationship app, Vagts mentioned, and there are a couple of million memes shared on platforms like Instagram day by day, the Speedy Metropolis Journal reported.