August 30, 2013
Bang With Friends was pulled by Apple in May, seemingly for its over-the-top vulgar name.
The new name, a condensed version of ‘Down to bang’ — the lingo utilized by users of the app once they were ready to take advantage of the service — has been toned down as the app broadens its scope from straight-up hooks-ups to become a dating and even a friend-finding app with the addition of the ‘Down to hang’ button.
The made-over app is described as an “anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are interested in you” on the App Store.
“Join your friends and over one million people already on our network,” reads the description. “Your friends will never know you’re interested unless they are too.”
The app — created by Omri Mor and Colin Hodge, a pair of college-aged men from California — was an immediate hit with the 20-something crowd when it was launched at the end of January, attracting more than 30,000 users in the first week.
Here is how it works:
1. Sign in to Facebook.
2. Pick the friends you find attractive. The Facebook friends you choose will only become aware of your desires if any of them express an interest in you.
3. Once the app sees the attraction is mutual, both parties are sent an e-mail encouraging you and your potential fling to message one another. The rest is left up to the parties involved.
To check out the app, click here.