RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – Swiping proper or left is beginning to really feel a bit superficial to some, so two school graduates determined to do one thing about it.
Morgan Vagts and Debbie Liknes graduated from South Dakota College of Mines with levels in laptop science and determined to make use of these levels to create and app referred to as LAFDR.
Like each courting app, you select your preferences however as a substitute of liking or disliking somebody’s profile, you simply swipe left or proper on a meme which is able to then match you to somebody of comparable style.
“It form of began as a joke that we had, we had been speaking about on-line courting and the way form of annoying it might get,” mentioned Debbie Liknes, CTO and co-founder of LAFDR.
You too can create your personal memes primarily based off fashionable templates so as to add to the feed.
As of now, fewer than 200 individuals have downloaded the app.
“Few individuals have met by means of the app but it surely’s principally like associates and stuff to date,” mentioned Morgan Vagts, CEO and co-founder of LAFDR.
However with a Android and Apple launch on September 17, the app is gaining recognition.
Memes are related in right this moment’s society. Vagts says a couple of million memes are shared on social media platforms on a regular basis. Though memes are made to make individuals chortle, they’ll additionally present private particulars about your self and others.
“Everybody’s had that point after they see the meme and so they know precisely who they’re going to ship that meme to as a result of it describes them so nicely and that’s what we’re actually making an attempt to seize with LAFDR is like how will we describe individuals with memes in order that we will we will join them to the folks that they need to be linked with,” mentioned Vagts.
The courting app gained fourth place on the South Dakota Governor’s Big Imaginative and prescient scholar marketing strategy competitors in April of this 12 months. Vagts and Liknes credit score the monetary assist and assist they acquired from the College of Mines whereas getting the app off the bottom.
The creator’s subsequent step for LAFDR is discovering extra traders.
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