Three Aussie entrepreneurs have launched a dating app that could spark romance during the coronavirus pandemic amid the compulsory isolation measures. Ronnie Giandzi, Sam Smith and Zak Abdul Jalil from tech start-up Concha hope to inspire millions of people globally with their conversation-based dating app, which encourages users to call and voice message rather than text.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, the trio self-funded the app which was developed in Melbourne by an Australian company.
The app promotes ‘Talk before Text’ and has differentiated itself by appealing to people who want more of a connection whilst searching for love. Voice messages can be sent before texting too, encouraging users to share the tone of their voice rather than hiding behind the safety-net of a text.
“It’s interesting that after two years of working on the app we launch right at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic,” says Ronnie Giandzi. "It could be serendipitous given that our platform requires people to talk before they text, because conversation is the most important commodity that we have for our well-being during this time.”
The trio is confident their app will be a disruptor to the industry and will be a welcome source of connection during the COVID-19 pandemic.