A new travel companion app called Wander utilises a Tinder-style interface, but insists it is not a dating app.
Wander was founded by Singapore-based Krystal Choo, to help single travellers connect with and meet like-minded travellers.
Users login with Facebook, which pulls their details into a profile, and they input where they are travelling and when.
Wander will then show them profiles of other people travelling to the same location.
Once users are matched up a la Tinder, they can message and discuss travel plans.
And despite the similarities to dating apps like Tinder, Choo told TechInAsia this is not their focus:
“When most people see the word ‘singles’, they think hook-up. The dating landscape is flush with great apps, but Wander is not one of them.
“We are all about creating a trusted, friendly singles community which is under-served in the travel market.”
She says this is true despite the profile picture-centric nature of the app, as this can also be used to demonstrate a user’s interests.
Although pushing the app as a non-dating service could help Wander, as it could be a potentially toxic tag for some would-be users, it will be one that is hard to shake, because of its similarities to the ubiquitous dating app.
Wander will be available on iOS and Android in the coming months.
Visit their site here.