Swipe No More: Hands-Free Tinder for Your Apple Watch

July 7, 2015

3:00 pm

Just in case you still haven’t found a really good use for your Apple Watch, why not put it to use towards something that you probably already do throughout the day (if you’re single, that is)? The Austin, TX-based design agency, T3, has just created a new and original way for you to swipe your way through Tinder profiles: by literally letting your heart do the work.

By playing around with the new Apple Watch SDK, T3 was able to come up with an Apple Watch app that would utilize a user’s heart rate to automate left and right swipes on Tinder. According to the company, the app will automatically swipe left on a Tinder profile if a user’s heart rate decreases and swipe right if his or her heart rate goes up. The idea here, of course, is that a faster heart rate is indicative for higher attraction towards someone.

It’s a pretty neat idea, and certainly a much-welcomed innovation in the Apple Watch app space, which has yet to come up with anything truly revolutionary. Since its initial launch, the Apple Watch has been predicted to show some pretty dismal numbers (mostly based on speculation and calculated predictions, since Apple hasn’t released any official numbers), with an Apple analyst at Forbes reporting last week that sales for the smartwatch is likely nowhere near where Apple hopes.

I like the swiping aspect of Tinder, though, so this Apple Watch app (personally) would feel like a hindrance to my user experience. Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that Tinder is rolling out new verified profiles for celebrities on the dating app.

(H/T FastCo Create)

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in ‘Doctor Who’, Murakami, ‘The Mindy Project’, and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a “writer”. Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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