Tinder’s influence isn’t just being felt in the twenty-something singles scene. That brilliant U.I. construct of swipe left for X, swipe right for Y thing is being used for everything from shopping to dog adoptions.
Check ‘em out:
Kwoller: a play on the word “koala” — is a new app that lets users sort through clothes and ultimately buy them (by connecting them to the merchant’s site), by using a swipe of the finger to page through outfits. If the shopper is interested in the item, they swipe right — a swipe to the left will discard it. The screen also displays the brand and price of each item.
File Under:Tinder for shopping
Mallzee: To differentiate itself from Kwoller, the UK-based Mallzee has added a social component to its Tinder-like UI. Users can share items they’ve liked with their friends who also have the app to get feedback in the form of up- and down-votes, or they can seek advice from Mallzee’s styling team. The idea is to create a community that gives users honest opinions to keep them coming back.
File Under: Tinder + Facebook for shopping
Yeti: The new app from the makers of At the Pool aims to help you discover new things and converse with people of similar interests nearby.
Yeti looks a lot like the Tinder dating app with the topics organized into photo cards — except that on Yeti, you run into a lot fewer Myspace-style mirror selfies. Users are presented with related topics based on their location, and just like Tinder, they can swipe left to pass on a topic or swipe right to join in a conversation.
File Under: Tinder for places
Stitch: Helps the elderly find a companion for activities such as going to the movies or ballroom dancing. For many “mature adults,” as Stitch calls them, that might be just what the doctor ordered. ”Believe it or not, for seniors loneliness is a bigger killer than smoking or obesity,” founder Andrew Dowling told Vice. “The reality is that we need to stay socially connected, if we want to stay healthy.”
File Under: Tinder for senior citizens
Stylect: Rewards users with sales alerts when a shoe they’ve liked gets marked down. They boast a catalog of over 50,000 shoes from brands around the world such as Louboutin, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and TopShop.
File Under: Tinder for shoes
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