Jabo is now available in the Apple App Store with the release of their iPhone app for beta testing. During the beta, the ability to browse is only available to anyone in the South Florida area. Click here to download the app.
If you are a frequent user of dating apps, you’ll understand the concept of a match. For those who don’t know, a match occurs when two people like each other. If you like someone and they don’t like you back, however, but instead they elect to ‘Dislike’ your profile, then you would never know. In most dating apps, the matchmaking feature is anonymous, allowing you to be blissfully unaware when someone doesn’t reciprocate your attraction. That’s great. Out of sight, out of mind. But what happens when you come across a profile that you like so much that you want
You might be wondering why a fitness date (or fitdate or activity date) is more fun than a typical activity like meeting for coffee. It’s simple: By doing something you both enjoy, like working out at a health club, you get both entertainment and natural conversation – much better than staring at each other across a table!
Emulation is key when it comes to design. I wanted to avoid creating a user experience people were completely unfamiliar with so I looked at the most popular online dating and fitness apps and took elements of the user interface that I thought contributed to delivering a good user experience.
Fitdate (known now as Jabo) was not the original idea. We pivoted from Sweat With Me, an app idea that was described as a way to join activities happening near you. We pivoted because we decided the app would need too much of a revamp to get it to where we needed it to be for launch. During our discussions we envisioned converting Sweat With Me into a dating app because it would be a simple segue from bringing random people together to do activities to bringing potential matches together to do activities.
One of the fundamental flaws that exists in dating apps is facilitating the date. Some apps provide date ideas, but most, if not all, fall short of bringing two people together in an easy, seamless way.