Earlier this year, Tinder announced the availability of a new way to access their app on the desktop, the web.
The company sold Tinder Online to users as “a fun, new web experience”. Tinder would no longer be mobile only, but “with Tinder Online, you could swipe anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. ”
The app was initially rolled out to the following regions, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden for a limited testing period.
Now, the web app is now more widely available, and Tinder is directing users of the app to head to Tinder.com and give it a try for themselves.
It works just like the mobile app with a desktop twist, with users being able to swipe left/right with their trackpads as well as use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the app’s interface.
Tinder’s new website is another example of mobile-exclusive apps adopting the app in a lieu of a dedicated desktop app. As desktop development dies, web-based apps will become more and more important in the future.