A new dating app has launched with hopes of giving users a “completely new experience” to that currently offered by dating platforms.
Shikoba App is a new app that allows users to meet and connect with other registered users in the same vicinity, at any given time.
This is made possible by the app’s proximity scanner, positioning radar and a 3D design, which help to connect users who are situated within a 500km radius of each other.
Once the radar confirms this range, users can “like” other profiles, send chat requests or even invite others to join them for a coffee.
Shikoba was founded from dating startup Donlove SLU, who is committed to investing 20 percent of the app’s annual profits into social projects, particularly into research for rare diseases like Dravet Syndrome.
The team also plans to participate in local social projects, including Inclusive Smart Schools, to help with the welfare and cognitive development of children with disabilities.
The app’s services are free to use, however it does offer a premium payment package.
Upon paying, users can access a range of extra features, including unlimited likes, chat requests and coffee invitations.
As part of its launch, Shikoba is offering users to one week of free premium services.
The app is currently available for Android devices, with an iOS and PC version to be released soon.