A global version of Thai social dating app Avalable has been launched.
Rather than offering profiles to scroll through, Avalable offers a social space where dating is not the only focus – people follow one another’s timelines, post, share and chat.
The features of the app have led it to be described as “Facebook for singles”.
And the app has now been made available in 15 languages including English, Chinese, Portugese and Spanish.
CEO and co-founder Nikki Assavathorn said they aim to hit 30-50m active users in the next three years.
Speaking to The Next Web, Assavathorn says: “We emphasise on posting stuff onto a timeline… I see you going out with a friend to celebrate your birthday, and then it’s easier to engage in a conversation.”
It also also offers chatting, sending voice and text messages, social gaming and a “popular” timeline where the posts with most likes will get featured.
The app matches users using GPS, “personality equations” and common interests indicated on Facebook, offering 30 daily matches with the option of purchasing more.
The platform is for singles and non-singles alike, as it gives the option of changing your status to unavailable.
Avalable won Echelon Ignite Thailand’s Global Brain pitching session.