Thursday, October 11, 2012
There's a new entry in the Jewish matchmaking business. It's Yenta, a free app for users of the iPhone by Findr Interactive. What makes it different from JDate and its competitors is its location-based technology.
As the website of its developer says, Yenta is a free location based mobile phone application that connects Jewish singles with other singles near them! It’s serendipity at its best, whether at school, work or a local hangout. You can instantly see who is Jewish, single and wants to meet near you. And when you change your location, a new set of singles appears based on their proximity to you so never miss a potential match!
Yenta is available for use on all iPhone models and iPads. It's downloadable from iTunes.
In this video, New York Post reporter Tara Palmeri demonstrates the use of the Yenta app as she finds a potential Jewish date on the streets of New York.
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