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GuySpy Reaches One Million Members!

The only Gay app with a full editorial website,
and available across all 3 mobile operating systems,
has grown rapidly to reach one million members.

Washington, June 12, 2013

GuySpy, the fastest growing location-based gay dating app for men and one of the most popular gay dating sites on the web, has reached one million members.

Its one-millionth member, Nathan from Sacramento, USA, wins a prize pack that includes free access to GuySpy premium services for a year. He is 25 and joined because he is recently single. “It’s pretty cool that I am the one in a million guy,” he says. “GuySpy is all kinds of different things. There are so many guys to meet and chat with who have different things they’re looking for and come from all kinds of places and backgrounds. I now have them in an easy to use, fun app and website…putting men, men and [more] men at my finger tips.”


Peter Gill, President of Stark Mobile Technologies, says: “The growth we’ve seen is phenomenal. We’ve had 20,317,183 chats in the last 30 days, 2581 videos created in the last week and 57,500 images sent in the last 24 hours. Android app users are our most active (46% of traffic) but we see constant jockeying with the iOS app, now at 36%. Windows app & Desktop Web each represent 9% of our user base and mobile website users are growing steadily (2.6%). Our presence in the gay community, supporting gay rights, gay marriage & other positive lifestyle choices has resonated with our users, who are looking for an alternative to the incumbents.”

“We look forward to continued growth as we enter the Pride season.  We are sponsoring the brand new gay pride and circuit party planner app, Pearl, available for free on iOS, which we think will enrich the Pride experience for our GuySpy users.” added Gill.

The website, GuySpy.com, currently gets 400,000 page views each day, (second in its category behind Adam4Adam, according to its Alexa Traffic Rank) with the top 10 cities being:
1. New York  2. Phoenix   3. Mexico City  
4. Sao Paulo  5. Los Angeles  6. London
7. Chicago  8. Dallas  9. Hialeah  10. Bangkok.

“Across more than 60 countries globally, the network is thriving,” says Morris Chapdelaine, Executive Editor of GuySpy. “The 1 million+ members and 41,000+ social media fans love that GuySpy offers more than just dating. 54% of our community members are under 30 years old and are sending texts, photos and videos, reading and sharing relevant articles with lightning momentum. We’ve seen debates on topical issues and participation in high profile events which GuySpy sponsors globally skyrocket”.

ABOUT GUYSPY


Founded by Stark Mobile LLC in 2010, GuySpy is a location-based community of one million gay, bi and curious men used in more than 60 countries around the world. As well as providing the latest entertainment, lifestyle and health news relevant to the gay community, GuySpy helps gay men discover like-minded men for dating, hookup, voice, video and text chat. Download the iOS, Android and Windows mobile applications, or visit GuySpy.com to join the conversation on issues that matter and stories that inspire.

Fridae and Stark Mobile Technologies partnership to deliver leading mobile and app platform to Asia’s LGBT community

Fridae and Stark Mobile Technologies partnership further signifies the world’s first Global Affinity Alliance that seamlessly integrates global partner websites.

stark_logofridae

Hong Kong and Vancouver, June 11, 2013

Fridae.asia, Asia’s preeminent LGBT website, today announced a partnership with Stark Mobile Technologies, a premier U.S.A. based web and mobile platform provider to the LGBT market. The partnership will deliver a best in class technology platform for Fridae’s customers, with equally high performance on their website, mobile site, iPhone app, Android App and Windows App. This partnership also signifies the world’s first Global Affinity Alliance that seamlessly integrates global partner websites.

Paul Thompson, Chairman of Fridae, said: “Stark Mobile Technologies has developed what is considered to be the most advanced technology platform for LGBT dating and social networking. Coupled with Fridae’s popularity and brand equity in the Asia-Pacific region, this partnership extends the service for Fridae members and supports our mission of empowering the LGBT community in Asia.”

As part of the deal, brokered by LGBT Capital, Stark Mobile Technologies becomes a major shareholder in Fridae, and will provide technology and infrastructure support.

“We are very excited to be working with Fridae, who are the market leaders for gay dating in Asia. Their great reputation and market knowledge will help bring our innovative social networking technology to a staggering number of people, bringing the global LGBT community a little closer,” said Peter Gill, President of Stark Mobile Technologies.

Stark Mobile Technologies has a number of other brands on its platform including GuySpy and Gay.com, and is looking to further build its Global Affinity Alliance. It is anticipated that the new platform will be released with many additional benefits to the LGBT community in September 2013.

About Fridae

Fridae is Asia’s leading LGBT website with over 600,000 members across the Asia-Pacific region. Fridae has a 10 year plus track record supporting the empowerment of LGBT Asia with an offering that includes dating, news and information as well as advocacy and support for HIV programs across the region. Fridae has 1 million visitors a month with 20 million page views each month.

About Stark Mobile Technologies

Stark Mobile Technologies develops and distributes web, mobile web, and mobile applications internationally. Its flagship product, GuySpy, is a location-based mobile dating product that combines the intimacy of voice, video and photos with the immediacy of location. GuySpy has the broadest platform coverage of any LGBT product: online at GuySpy.com, in the AppStore for iPhone, on GooglePlay for Android, and on Windows mobile.

 

New York City and Dallas Among the Top Ranked Home Cities For Gay NFL Players in Search of an Open Community, According to a Recent Study by GuySpy.com

In anticipation of the upcoming NFL draft, GuySpy.com, the premier location-based gay dating app for men, uncovers the top NFL cities with active gay communities.

(PRWEB) April 27, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming NFL draft, GuySpy.com, the premier location-based gay dating app for men, uncovers the top NFL cities with active gay communities.

GuySpy, the fastest growing location-based gay dating app for men, has released a study of their member base that ranks the top NFL cities where gay men can feel at home among an active gay community.

With the excitement of the 2013 NFL draft this week, sports fans are just as curious about the identity of the number one draft pick as they are about who will be the first active gay NFL players to come out publically. To show their support for these brave NFL players, GuySpy.com has compiled a list, based on their almost 1 million members, of the top NFL home cities where gay men have the best chance of finding others in their community to help celebrate the historic announcement.

The top five NFL teams located in home cities with active gay communities are as follows:

1.     New York Giants
2.     San Francisco 49ers
3.     Arizona Cardinals
4.     New York Jets
5.     Dallas Cowboys

While all 32 NFL cities show a strong GuySpy member base, the St. Louis Rams and Greenbay Packers landed at the bottom of the list.

“We can’t easily predict what city that first gay NFL player will come from, what we can predict is that this athlete will be elevated to super star status amongst our community.” said Morris Chapdelaine, executive editor of GuySpy.com, adding, “The first openly gay, active NFL player will become more than just a highly regarded professional athlete, he will instantly become a role model for gay youth everywhere. While the burden of this responsibility is not light, the payback during and after his NFL career has the potential to be enormous.”

About GuySpy
Founded by Stark Mobile LLC in 2010, GuySpy is a location-based community of close to one million gay, bi and curious men used in more than 60 countries around the world. As well as providing the latest entertainment, lifestyle and health news relevant to the gay community, GuySpy helps gay men discover like-minded men for dating, hookup, voice, video and text chat. Download the iOS, Android and Windows mobile applications, or visit GuySpy.com to join the conversation on issues that matter and stories that inspire.

Stark Mobile Technologies LLC is Pleased to Announce a Fresh, New Version of GuySpy for the iPhone.

GuySpy, currently approaching 1 million members worldwide, has overhauled the design of their popular all male location-based mobile social networking app for iPhone. Users who download or update the free mobile gay dating app are able to find, meet and chat with “men seeking men” faster, easier and with more features than any other dating app-and now do it all within a gorgeous new user interface.

(PRWEB) April 01, 2013

GuySpy, currently approaching 1 million members worldwide, has overhauled the design of their popular all male location-based mobile social networking app for iPhone. Users who download or update the free mobile gay dating app are able to find, meet and chat with “men seeking men” faster, easier and with more features than any other dating app-and now do it all within a gorgeous new user interface.

“We spent a ton of time with our users to come up with a more easy to use and visually appealing version of GuySpy for the iPhone.” said Morris Chapdelaine, Communications and Marketing Manager of Stark Mobile Technologies LLC. “We’re especially proud of the addition of our new informer tab which will contain important messages, newsletters and exclusive partner offers”.

“The UI is much more intuitive now and uses the most popular aspects of other social networking apps like Facebook.” said Kirk Schumacher, Manager of Stark Mobile Technologies LLC, adding, “We wanted to include features like side panel navigation which regular app users are already comfortable and happy with, so we did exactly that!”

The recipient of Odyssey Magazine’s Best Gay App of 2012, GuySpy is the fastest growing online social network for men who like men and the new go-to place for gay, bi, and curious guys to meet. It’s free, fast, and fun. Combining the power of text and the luxury of HD video messaging- something no other app of this sort does.

GuySpy Proudly Launches the PEARL Pride Party App for iPhone & iPad

The best and fastest growing gay chat app GuySpy, is proud to present PEARL the premiere mobile app for all global LGBT Pride events and Circuit Parties, as well as associated parades and activities.

Gay Pride & Circuit Party App
We had been looking for a way to more efficiently give back to the enormous community that supports and uses the GuySpy app and PEARL was created to do exactly that!

Reno, NV (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

The best and fastest growing gay chat app GuySpy, is proud to present PEARL the premiere gay pride app for all global LGBT Pride events and Circuit Parties, as well as associated parades and activities. “We had been looking for a way to more efficiently give back to the enormous community that supports and uses the GuySpy app and PEARL was created to do exactly that!” says GuySpy’s Morris Chapdelaine. “To be able to offer a completely free app to world-wide Pride organizations so that they can better reach out to their audience, connect with social networks and promote their parties and sponsors seemed to be something everyone was looking for.” ads Chapdelaine.

With PEARL, users are able to keep up to date on what’s happening when, build and maintain a personal schedule, share information with social networks, and upload, view and share user photos. Additional features include:

•full event and location listings including full schedules, maps, branding and sponsorship info.
•tweet from within the app, check-in and post right to Facebook
•push messaging capabilities for changes, updates or time sensitive information
•links to event tickets

The official kick-off of PEARL is happening on February 3rd in Whistler, BC. “GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE is honored to be the world’s first pride festival to launch this exciting mobile enabled application.  As a company we have always embraced technology and social media.  We are proud to play a role in being leaders in adapting to the way our guests want to connect and to share with their networks what they are doing and experiencing and PEARL is the natural evolution to help make those connections and sharing possible.” Says Dean Nelson, CEO & Executive Producer of GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE.

The PEARL app is currently available for iPhone and iPad.

If you represent an LGBT Pride Event or a global circuit party weekend/fund raiser, please contact morris (at) guyspy.com for information on getting on PEARL

About GuySpy:
GuySpy, is a location-based gay dating and chat product that combines the intimacy of voice, video and photos with the immediacy of location. GuySpy is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Windows, mobile web and web.

 

Best Gay App Now Available for Windows Phone Platform Announces GuySpy

Stark Mobile Technologies LLC is pleased to announce the launch of GuySpy for the Windows Phone platform.

Stark Mobile Technologies LLC is Pleased to Announce the Launch of GuySpy for the Windows Phone Platform

Stark Mobile Technologies LLC is Pleased to Announce the Launch of GuySpy for the Windows Phone Platform

We recognize that Windows is experiencing huge growth as a Smart Phone platform and we are proud that we are able to bring a product like GuySpy to the Window’s market.

Reno, NV (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Stark Mobile Technologies LLC is pleased to announce the launch of GuySpy for the Windows Phone platform.

GuySpy is the fastest growing, all male location-based mobile social networking app for iPhone, Android and now Windows. Users who download the free mobile gay dating app are able to find, meet and chat with “men seeking men” faster, easier and with more features than any other dating app.

The recipient of Odyssey Magazine’s Best Gay App of 2012, GuySpy is the new go-to place for gay, bi, and curious guys to meet. It’s free, fast, and fun. Combining the power of text and video messaging with the immediacy of location – GuySpy is the only all-guy dating application that gives you both.

GuySpy uses location-based services, such as GPS, to connect gay, bi and curious users for free live gay chat – members can find gay men by location, view profiles and photos, send and receive image files, receive video files and text chat – all for free! To make it even easier to chat with gay guys in their area, members have the option of viewing the entire community or using search filters to find only the guys that meet their criteria.

Morris Chapdelaine, Communications and Marketing Manager of Stark Mobile Technologies LLC, said, “We are thrilled to announce the release of GuySpy for Windows Phones. Our app is the premier cross-platform, all male location based mobile social networking tool that utilizes text, mapping and images. We recognize that Windows is experiencing huge growth as a Smart Phone platform and we are proud that we are able to bring a product like GuySpy to the Window’s market.”

About Stark Mobile Technologies
Stark Mobile Technologies develops and distributes web, mobile web, and mobile applications to North American markets. Its flagship product, GuySpy, is a location-based mobile dating product that combines the intimacy of voice, video and photos with the immediacy of location. GuySpy is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Windows, mobile web and web.

For more information, visit http://www.guyspy.com.

 

Free Gay Travel Mode Now Available in GuySpy for iPhone and Android

July 28, 2012, SF Gate

GuySpy, the top-ranked mobile gay dating app for iPhone and Android, has made some its most popular features free to its members.  Travel mode, which lets you drop in on any city in the world and check out the community, is now free on the mobile app.  As well, members can view up to 50 profiles with a simple swipe of the finger.  Want to see the latest member photos? Cruise lets you view the last 100 photos uploaded.

GuySpy for iPhone and Android has seen tremendous growth in membership, according to Morris Chapdelaine, Executive Editor of GuySpy.com.  “We are thrilled to offer to our members features that previously were part of the premium package.  The free gay travel mode is proving to be particularly popular with our users.  Clearly, summer is a time to travel, and GuySpy can help you make friends before you even get there! The popular gay travel show Bump! hosted by Charlie David, has even chosen to showcase GuySpy’s travel model as a way to make work and vacation travel even more efficient and fun.”

Peter Gill, President of Stark Mobile Technologies, states, “Our members tend to be adventurous, affluent men who travel frequently for both business and pleasure.  With GuySpy’s Travel Mode, our members can check out the scene in any city in the world, and find out where the best restaurants and bars are, as well as make contacts.

“Another feature that we’re offering free to our members is the expanded profile view.  Now, you can view up to 50 guys around you – that’s way more than other apps such as Grindr, Manhunt, or Scruff.  And Cruise, our popular widget that shows the latest photos uploaded by our members, has been expanded to 100 photos.  Talk about great eye candy!

“Using geo-location services, GuySpy displays guys that are around you, online, and looking to chat.  Planning a trip?  Heading somewhere new and want to check out the scene?  For those members with a penchant for travel, you can change your city to view guys from around the world.  Chat with guys, send video and photos – all for free.”

GuySpy debuted its app for iPhone  in October of 2010.  Since then, GuySpy for Android, GuySpy for Mobile Web, and GuySpy for Web have been added to the product line.  To date, over 300,000 guys have downloaded the app worldwide.

GuySpy uses location-based services, such as GPS, to connect gay, bi and curious users for free live gay chat.  Users can find gay men by location, view profiles and photos, upload and listen to voice messages, send and receive video messages and image files, and text chat.  To make it even easier to chat with gay guys in their area, users have the option of viewing the entire community or using search filters to find only the guys that meet their criteria.

 

Popular Gay App and Gay Website GuySpy Announce GOLD Sponsorship of London & World Pride 2012

Popular gay chat app and blog reaches out to the international gay community to show support for LGBT rights by taking part in this summer’s WorldPride celebrations.

(PRWEB) June 29, 2012

Popular gay chat app and blog reaches out to the international gay community to show support for LGBT rights by taking part in this summer’s WorldPride celebrations.

While East London is gearing up for the Olympics and Buckingham Palace is still reveling in the pageantry of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Soho, London is preparing for its own moment in the global spotlight – WorldPride 2012 – and GuySpy is proud to be an integral part of this monumental event.

“Pride London’s commitment to campaigns including men’s health and well being, love without borders and the decriminalization of homosexuality world-wide, is part of why GuySpy was so keen to take part in this international event. A large part of GuySpy’s mandate is to be a community leader and utilizing our global reach through the mobile APPS and our hugely popular website, GuySpy.com, we are able to get the word out to millions of people,” said Morris Chapdelaine, executive editor of GuySpy. He added, “Pride London is a charity run entirely by volunteers and staging the largest un ticketed event in Europe takes a lot of hours- and sponsors are an integral part of its success.”

London has been chosen to host this year’s WorldPride parade which means the celebrations will be bigger, better and prouder than ever. The LGBT community from across the globe is expected to descend on the city for two weeks from 23 June – 8 July for a festival of art, culture and campaigning culminating with the Parade through central London on Saturday 7 July.

Chair of Pride London, Patrick Williams, said “WorldPride is much more than just a party. There are 41 countries in the Commonwealth where homosexuality illegal and in some cases punishable by death. This summer we want to give the global LGBT a safe place to celebrate and be proud regardless of who they love, but we will also be using our time in the spotlight to campaign for a safer environment for them to return to. We are thrilled to have GuySpy as a sponsor this year.”

For more information on Pride London and WorldPride:

Web: http://www.pridelondon.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pridelondon

Twitter: @pridelondon

Gay Chat and Gay Blog Website GuySpy Announce Record Traffic Since Relaunch

Popular gay chat app and blog delights users and significantly grows audience by implementing the most requested features and a slick new user interface across web, mobile web and mobile apps.

April 20, 2012

GuySpy.com has seen significant increases in key web metrics, including visits, page views, duration of visits, and return visitors since the successful relaunch of its website at last month. The integration of one of the best gay blogs and the top-ranked GuySpy mobile gay dating app last month has been immensely successful, according to Morris Chapdelaine, Executive Editor of GuySpy.com.

“We are incredibly pleased with the traction our redesigned website has achieved in such a short period of time. The analytics only enforce the message that our members were sending – GuySpy can be a portal to both our great gay blog, and to our top-rated mobile gay dating app.”

Jeff Prete, General Manager of Stark Mobile Media, states, “We are so proud of our great stable of bloggers. Their articles cover a range of topics, from gay fitness to gay models, to movies and pop culture. Bundle that with our mobile dating app functionality, which lets our members search through the matrix of local and international guys, chat with other members, and cruise through the latest GuySpy photos, and I think we have a winning user experience.”

Using geo-location services, GuySpy displays guys that are around you, online, and looking to chat. Planning a trip? Heading somewhere new and want to check out the scene? For those members with a penchant for travel, you can change your city to view guys from around the world. Chat with guys, send video and photos – all for free.

GuySpy debuted its app for iPhone in October of 2010. Since then, GuySpy for Android, GuySpy for Mobile Web, and GuySpy for Web have been added to the product line. To date, over 300,000 guys have downloaded the app worldwide.

GuySpy uses location-based services, such as GPS, to connect gay, bi and curious users for free live gay chat. Users can find gay men by location, view profiles and photos, upload and listen to voice messages, send and receive video messages and image files, and text chat. To make it even easier to chat with gay guys in their area, users have the option of viewing the entire community or using search filters to find only the guys that meet their criteria.

Video available at http://youtu.be/acQac5BaHck

Top Gay Blog GuySpy Launches New Website

Popular gay blog now fully integrated with top-rated GuySpy gay dating app

March 31, 2012

GuySpy is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative, full-featured web site.  The new site integrates GuySpy’s top-ranked gay blog with its full-featured GuySpy gay dating app.  GuySpy members can search through the matrix of guys, chat with other members, cruise through the latest GuySpy photos, read articles from some of the top gay bloggers, and check out events and parties.

Using geo-location services, GuySpy displays guys that are around you, online, and looking to chat.  Planning a trip?  Heading somewhere new and want to check out the scene?  For those members with a penchant for travel, you can change your city to view guys from around the world.  Chat with guys, send video and photos – all for free.

Jeff Prete, General Manager of Stark Mobile Media, states, “We are incredibly proud of our new website.  It’s a major milestone in the evolution of GuySpy – the full integration of our social website and our GuySpy app.   We’re pleased to offer our members and readers our most fully-featured web experience ever.”

“GuySpy has worked hard to develop its top-ranked gay blog.  To have the GuySpy app fully integrated with our blog is just fantastic for our members,” states Morris Chapdelaine, Executive Editor of GuySpy.  “It’s just a further differentiator from our competitors.  None of them – not Grindr, nor ManHunt, nor BoyAhoy – can offer this kind of user experience.”

GuySpy debuted its app for iPhone  in October of 2010.  Since then, GuySpy for Android, GuySpy for Mobile Web, and GuySpy for Web have been added to the product line.  To date, over 300,000 guys have downloaded the app  worldwide.

GuySpy uses location-based services, such as GPS, to connect gay, bi and curious users for free live gay chat.  Users can find gay men by location, view profiles and photos, upload and listen to voice messages, send and receive video messages and image files, and text chat.  To make it even easier to chat with gay guys in their area, users have the option of viewing the entire community or using search filters to find only the guys that meet their criteria.

Gay Blog and Gay Dating App GuySpy Launches Version 3.1 for iPhone with Multi-Language Support

Top-rated gay app GuySpy now supports 10 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese Simplified Chinese, Italian, German, French, Korean, Thai and Arabic.

(PRWEB) March 22, 2012

Top-rated gay app GuySpy now supports 10 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese Simplified Chinese, Italian, German, French, Korean, Thai and Arabic. In addition to the multi-language support, GuySpy also announces several new features in this release including dynamic matrix display, improved security and usability, and support for both metric and imperial units.

The matrix of guys is now powered by a dynamic database that displays the guys nearest you who are the most active users. Every day is a new screen of hot guys – and the more active you are on the app, the more prominently you’ll be featured.

A major concern of our members is security, and GuySpy takes that seriously too. By adding additional layers of encryption, member data is more securely protected.

Jeff Prete, General Manager of Stark Mobile Media, states, “The evolution of GuySpy continues. This version is a shout-out to our diverse membership from all around the world. The global appeal of GuySpy is very rewarding, and we’re thrilled with the reception. Our members have asked for language support, and we’re thrilled to deliver.”

“GuySpy is committed to giving our members the best and safest user experience. Compared to competitors like Manhunt and Grindr, GuySpy has way more features to help you find guys YOUR way,” declared Morris Chapdelaine, Executive Editor of GuySpy. “With language support for 10 languages, the option for metric or imperial display, and improved security, we believe we’ve raised the bar on the user experience. Add to that the new, dynamic matrix that profiles the hottest, most active users of GuySpy and we’re incredibly proud of this release.”

GuySpy debuted its app for iPhone in October of 2010. Since then, GuySpy for Android, GuySpy for Mobile Web, and GuySpy for Web have been added to the product line. To date, over 300,000 guys have downloaded the app across 18 countries.

GuySpy uses location-based services, such as GPS, to connect gay, bi and curious users for free live gay chat. Users can find gay men by location, view profiles and photos, upload and listen to voice greetings, send and receive video and image files, and text chat. To make it even easier to chat with gay guys in their area, users have the option of viewing the entire community or using search filters to find only the guys that meet their criteria.

About Stark Mobile Media

Stark Mobile Media develops and distributes web, mobile web, and mobile applications to North American markets. Its flagship product, GuySpy, is a location-based mobile dating product that combines the intimacy of voice and photos with the immediacy of location. GuySpy is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, web, and mobile web.