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Wow, extensive coverage have you thought of just focusing on one platform? Maybe iOS only or mobile only? Not sure I see the need to support so many platforms to start.

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It was only available on iOS. In the last three months, I have launched the Android version just to learn React Native. Then website became easy since they share almost 50% of the codebase with Android. Backend also share the gameplay code logic with Android and website. So had fun while doing it :) iOS is on its way to be React Native. It just needs a little bit more focus.

Eventually everything is going to be Javascript. :)

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Nice work on the App! I installed it and messed around.

I can’t believe you coded all that for 3 platforms 🏆! Will be great when you can just do everything in React Native.

I think it can use some more contextual streamlining. I think you have to pick a focus of friends or dating, mixing those two contexts can create awkward situations and not serve either market well.

To me making friends I think would be a better pick as dating is saturated and I don’t see people really wanting to spend time playing a game with someone as opposed to setting up as many in person dates as possible via another app.

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There is a lot of code :) That’s the goal, making everything Javascript.

Thanks for the feedback. I am planning to add a functionality to ask questions to users to understand their behavior and show matches based on those. Actually there was a matching algorithm behind that is matching users based on their behavior. But since the user base was small the matching set becomes smaller and decreases retention. That’s why I reverted it back to plain search with no smart algorithm behind.

Planning to add a separate section for those smart matching but this will happen once I unify everything in Javascript.

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What’s the though process behind not limiting it to one context? More market?

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There is a higher chance that you can grab the conversation if you base it on a context. We think game sets a good context, therefore we use games as an ice-breaker.

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