g33kdating – Find your Geek! - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Before launching g33kdating, I was managing several free2play MMORPGs, from client-based games to mobile games. I am not a developer myself, but working closely with the development department is second nature to me. However, g33kdating was the first dating app I have worked on.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The compatibility, synchronization, and smooth transfer of all data on the various platforms. G33kdating is available as an Android app, iOS app, Website, and even Web app, which gives you the full app experience by just using your mobile browser. Making sure it works on all these devices is an ongoing challenge!

The interviewee, Matthias Fellinger, is the CEO of Geek HQ, the parent company of g33kdatin. Founded in 2015 in Berlin, Geek HQ accepted the quest to finally provide a true and authentic dating site for geeks and nerds all over the world. At g33kdating, there will be no fake profiles, no annoying subscriptions, and only wonderful geeks like yourself.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Since childhood, I love to look up to the stars, so the Sky Map app is amazing for me since I can finally identify star constellations and planets by just pointing my phone to the sky. I recently switched to the Signal messaging app and love the simplicity of it, I really don't need anything more than this.

How long have you been working on this app?

We launched the g33kdating website back in 2015. And in 2016, the apps entered the market. 2018 saw the birth of our "Progressive Web App“ and we are currently working on the next big update. It‘s been a wild ride for sure!

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

I worked in the gaming industry for almost 10 years before launching g33kdating. I always wondered why we have dating apps that are tailored for e.g. vegans or BBQ-lovers, but non for the gamer community. So I changed that.

During the process, I noticed I shouldn't focus only on a gamer dating app, since there are so many wonderful geeks and nerds out there. So the app got a bigger audience, by adding Anime- & Manga-Fans, Cosplayer, LARP, and all shades of geeks to our target group.

Turns out, it was the right decision and the g33kdating app has become the go-to app for all kinds of geeks and nerds.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

We really wanted to give geeks and nerds a dating-app, that supports them so they can let their geek flag fly! As you can probably imagine, having „gaming“ or „cosplay“ as your favorite hobby is sometimes looked down upon on more traditional dating apps. So I am very happy to provide our service to our wonderful community. We even had several weddings of geeks that found each other on our app. Isn´t that wonderful?

Feature-wise, I really love the „WARP SPEED MATCH“ - which shows you the geeks in your area. So if you are e.g. at a nerd convention, you can immediately see other geeks attending, match with them, and meet right away for a cup of earl grey tea, hot.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We really like to concentrate our efforts on our main task - to find you the perfect geek match for you. So making sure g33kdating runs perfectly smooth on your device is our main concern. We see a lot of dating apps going the route of adding lots of fluff, like mini-games, social media features, and second-life-styled environments. We think this is distracting from our mission to find as many geeks as possible in your area. Having said that, there will be a new update soon which will improve the UI a lot and get rid of some annoying bugs.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Simply said: Give it a try. Finding the special someone who shares your love for gaming, animes, mangas or cosplay would make us really happy.

g33kdating – Find your Geek!

About App:
This app has only one goal:
To help you find the geek of your dreams.

This app was developed by Germans which means: No jokes. No scams. No fakes (but maybe some Lederhosen).

You won’t find any "gamification" like minigames or other fluff to distract you from finding your perfect geek match. ("Eyes on the target please" - as Hans, our manager, keeps saying if we come up with weird ideas.)

What you will find is real, human geeks looking for someone to share their lives & loot with! Every (!) profile gets checked by our team to make sure it is real. That is a lot of wörk, wörk, wörk for Heidi, our moderator… and she loves every minute of it. This means you might have to wait a bit before your profile is approved. But if you’re serious about finding a geek partner, we think the delay is worth it.

The special Geek Match Algorithm immediately shows you which geeks will be the best match for you. The WARP SPEED MATCH feature shows you the geeks in your immediate area, and push notifications to make sure you’re always up to date.

It's fast. It's effective. It's German quality wörk available for the whole world to enjoy!

Browse geeky profiles, check pictures, send “hailing frequencies” and even answer messages for free. Most features are free. But hey, all this wörk wörk needs to be paid for somehow, right? So we do have credits and memberships - but don't worry, there are NO surprise renewals (we hate it foreveeeeer).

Leave it to Germans to finally get Dating for Nerds right!

You’re a gamer searching for a gamer dating app?
You’re an otaku searching for an anime and manga dating app?
You came to the right app!

Now go and have fun - it would make Hans so happy if you find your player 2 on g33kdating!

Categories: Dating

Date: May 27, 2022

Developer: Geek HQ

About developer: The interviewee, Matthias Fellinger, is the CEO of Geek HQ, the parent compa ... Read more

Website: https://www.g33kdating.com/


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