We are all software craftsmen at heart and engineering excellence is at the focal point of everything we do at Grindr.

We are an agile shop and we use pair programming together with behavior-driven development (BDD) principles to build amazing things. No line of code is ever written by just one developer and we have over 90% of test code coverage.

Our users today have a choice of iOS and Android native clients powered by Grindr 3.0 back-end utilizing non-blocking I/O Akka and Scala framework. We build our business components using Java programming language and we use Zookeper to configure AWS Elastic Beanstalk clusters running Grindr.

Our infrastructure depends on heavy usage of advanced cloud computing and caching techniques to scale massively around the world. We support over 1MM active hourly users pushing 10K API calls per second sending over 135MM chat messages per day. We use Redis, Elastisearch, AMQP RabbitMQ, Amazon RDS and DynamoDB, as well as, Erlang based MongooseIM to power our apps.

  • Mobile Display
    Platform Supported:
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Mobile Rich Media (Including Interstitials & Expandables)
      Yes No
    • Tablet Traffic
      Yes No
    • Native & Custom Mobile Executions
      Yes No
    • Requires SDK Integration
      Yes No
  • Native
  • Mobile Display, Native
  • Mobile App Publisher
  • Headline:
    The world’s biggest mobile network of guys: Find gay, bi, curious guys for free near you with Grindr on the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
  • Key Differentiator
    Grindr, which first launched in 2009, has exploded into the largest and most popular all-male location-based social network out there. With more than 5 million guys in 192 countries around the world -- and approximately 10,000 more new users downloading the app every day -- you’ll always find a new date, buddy, or friend on Grindr.Grindr is a simple app that uses your mobile device’s location-based services to show you the guys closest to you who are also on Grindr. How much of your info they see is entirely your call.0 feet away: Our mission for youGrindr’s different because it’s uncomplicated and meant to help you meet guys while you’re on the go. It’s not your average dating site -- you know, the ones that make you sit in front of a faraway computer filling out complex, detailed profiles and answering invasive psychological questions. We'd rather you were zero feet away.With Grindr, "0 Feet Away" isn't just a cute slogan we print on our T-shirts. It's a state of mind, a way of life -- a new kind of dating experience. Turning Grindr off and being there in-person with that guy you were chatting with is the final goal of using the app. Being 0 feet away is our mission for you.To get started with Grindr, simply grab your mobile device and download and open the app. Then, give yourself a profile name (if you want), upload a photo (also optional, but we encourage it), and answer a couple of questions about yourself (your choice, too). Then, get out there and start chatting, trading photos, and meeting up with the many men in your area -- wherever you may be!Whether you’re traveling, new in town, or just hanging out at home, Grindr’s the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to connect with the biggest network of nearby guys. And it’s available on not just the iPhone but also the iPad, iPod touch, and Android.
  • Approved 3rd Party Ad Serving / Rich Media Vendors
    Sizmek - http://www.sizmek.com
Adam Faust
London, United Kingdom
European Advertising Representative at Grindr
Ben Jenc
Greater Los Angeles Area
Mobile Advertising Networks & Account Manager at Grindr
Darren Clapich
London, United Kingdom
European Sales at Grindr
Site Traffic
  • 15439 Global Rank
  • 7917
    United States
  • 2.91 M Estimated Visits
Traffic Sources
  • Direct
  • Search
  • Social
  • Mail
  • Referrals
  • Display
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Global Rank 44,925
United States Rank 35,132
United States Page Views 32.6%
Top Countries
Mobile App Data
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  • 100 K Downloads
  • 10 SDKs
  • 3.81 Avg. Rating
  • 298 Total reviews
  • App Url: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gaymoji
  • App Support: http://www.grindr.com
  • Genre: social
  • Bundle ID: com.gaymoji
  • App Size: 7.22 M
  • Version: 6
  • Release Date: March 11th, 2017
  • Update Date: May 20th, 2019


All good things must come to an end.

Unfortunately we will be discontinuing the Gaymoji app as of August 15th, and it will no longer be available for use. We hoped you enjoyed, Gaymoji and encourage you to download Grindr where you can use the Gaymoji keyboard in-app to chat with other Grindr users.


Need to express yourself? We speak your language.

Get Gaymoji, the essential free keyboard for everyone in the LGBTQ community and beyond. No matter what you’re up to or who you’re messaging, Gaymoji gives you over 500 ways to add something unexpected and unforgettable to the conversation. Discover totally wild ways to talk about:
Fun times
How you're feeling
Guys (obvs)
And more

Download Gaymoji now and say something new.

Adults only. Created just for you by Grindr, the world’s largest social networking app for men. Gaymoji is designed to be used in your messaging app and currently does not work on Grindr….but we’ll be changing that soon!

AdMob Mediation
DoubleClick is the ad technology foundation to create, transact, and manage digital advertising for the world's buyers, creators and sellers. Available for iOS and Android
Google Authorization
Google Play services offers a standard authorization flow for all Google APIs and all components of Google Play services. In addition, you can leverage the authorization portion of the Google Play services SDK to gain authorization to services that are not yet supported in the Google Play services platform by using the access token to manually make API requests or using a client library provided by the service provider.
Google Mobile Ads
The Google Mobile Ads SDK is the latest generation in Google mobile advertising featuring refined ad formats and streamlined APIs for access to mobile ad networks and advertising solutions. The SDK enables mobile app developers to maximize their monetization on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8.
Google Play Game Services
Make your games social with Google Play game services. Add achievements, leaderboards, real-time multiplayer, and other popular features using the Google Play game services SDK. Let players sign in using their Google+ identities and share their gaming experience with friends. Visit developers.google.com/games/services for more information about integrating game services into your app.
Google Play Location APIs
The location APIs make it easy for you to build location-aware applications, without needing to focus on the details of the underlying location technology. They also let you minimize power consumption by using all of the capabilities of the device hardware.
Google Play Services
Google Play Services give your apps more features to attract users on a wider range of devices. With Google Play services, your app can take advantage of the latest, Google-powered features such as Maps, Google+, and more, with automatic platform updates distributed as an APK through the Google Play store. This makes it faster for your users to receive updates and easier for you to integrate the newest that Google has to offer.
Google Search
The collection of search and search related APIs in Google's Android GMS framework.
Google Sign-In SDK
Google Sign-In is a secure authentication system that reduces the burden of login for your users, by enabling them to sign in with their Google Account—the same account they already use with Gmail, Play, Google+, and other Google services. Google Sign-In is also your gateway to connecting with Google’s users and services in a secure manner. You can give your users the opportunity to pay with Google Pay, share with their Google-wide contacts, save a file to Drive, add an event to Calendar, and more. Integrate Google’s user-centric APIs and services inside your app to help your users take action and convert.
Android API
All APIs for communicating with the Android system.
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Social Data
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5.96 MB Jan 19, 2015 07:37 AM
Grindr advertising reaches 2.91M visitors across desktop and mobile web, in countries such as United States, Brazil, France, Mexico, Germany. Pricing models they offer are on channels such as Mobile, Native Advertising on Grindr will allow you to reach consumers in industries or verticals such as .

They are headquartered at West Hollywood, CA, United States, and have 5 advertising & marketing contacts listed on Thalamus.

Grindr works with Advertising technology companies such as Link Share, AdRoll, AppNexus, AppNexus Segment Pixel, Facebook Custom Audiences, DoubleClick.Net.