OutThai.com users can now go mobile, thanks to a phone app that gives gay people in Thailand a new tool to find and connect with one another.
One of Thailand's most popular gay social network sites, OutThai.com is now offering users easier access with the launch of a new mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play Market.
Founder John McKinnon said since its inception, OutThai.com had served as a meeting place for gay people to connect with each other. "But as phone technology advances, we want to create a gay dating app for Thailand's increasingly mobile population," he said.
"While Thailand's gay community has adopted OutThai.com as their home on the internet, knowing who is gay around them can be difficult. Now, the mobile app gives members a powerful tool to find and connect with one another right on their phone, they can literally 'see' other gay members in their school, work or neighbourhood.
"OutThai.com has developed the 'Near me' function on the mobile app to make it easier for gays to discover each other," said McKinnon. "Near Me is essentially an instant messaging feature with photos."
The OutThai.com iPhone app is free and compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later. The Android app is also free and available for all Android devices. Other features include news updates, photo sharing and membership profile browsing.