Dating Disruption — How Tinder Gamified an Industry

Dating Disruption — How Tinder Gamified an Industry

Tinder’s gamelike user experience enticed over looked users, generated fast portion development, and fundamentally displaced industry incumbents.

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  • Innovation
  • Advertising
  • Interruption
  • Digital Advertising
  • Social Networking

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An analysis for the U.S. mobile app that is dating from its inception in 2007 to its phenomenal shakeout in 2013 demonstrates that Tinder changed the overall game — quite literally. Like in other instances of industry interruption, dating app upheaval illustrates that newcomers want to compete by changing noncustomers into clients in the place of challenging incumbents when it comes to mainstream market that is established. The opportunity to overthrow incumbent competitors, our research shows that altering the user experience for an overlooked market segment, not technology, is the key success driver for industry disruption although emerging technologies may allow newcomers.

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Dating apps, including eHarmony, Match.com, and OkCupid, originated as desktop-based dating sites into the dot-com period and transitioned to mobile apps following the iPhone had been introduced in 2007. Continue reading “Dating Disruption — How Tinder Gamified an Industry”