Between my gig here at PhoneDog and Today’s iPhone, I get a tremendous amount of email. (Whenever I dare to take a couple of days off, I usually come back to 400+ messages. I kid you not. That’ll teach me…)
So suffice it to say, it takes something to grab my attention. Here’s one that stood out (for perhaps all the wrong reasons):
Subj: Thrillist Nation: Use Your Cell To Score With Strangers
From booty texts to racy pics, cell phones are helpful when coordinating lascivious meet-ups with people you already know, but when it comes to random strangers they've long been relegated to the pockets of your "flashing trench"…
Oh, eeshk. Apparently the masterminds at Thrillist are intrigued about an iPhone app called PinpointsX, or PPX-to-go. The App Store page describes it as “The Ultimate Resource That Points You To Romance.” But Thrillist's description of “Adult Friend Finder for smartphones” seems more accurate. PPX — which just launched on March 15 — is designed to find people fast hook-ups in their area. It even provides a text/call function for integrated booty calls.
First users set up an online profile — with stuff like photo, age/weight/body description, what they’re looking for, even adult proclivities/interests. Then the app connects to that, and a "Passion Map" pops up that plots nearby matches, complete with profile information. That’s not all — some of the results are pretty scary, including "Professional" users. (If you don’t know what that means, you’re probably too young to use this. Move along.)
Users can text or call matches they’re interested in, providing the recipient has approved an "Interaction Request." Then PPX offers suggestions on nearby rendezvous places — from bars (to meet up), hotels (to hook up) and even strip clubs (for what, I don’t even want to know). Afterward, users can log back in and rate their date and/or save them to their “My Fling” list for future reference.
I’m no prude, but this is just in horrible taste. And yet, I have no doubt this will get plenty of downloads.
(Man, I can’t get Google Voice on my phone, but I have access to this? Yes I do know why, but that's still nuts. Then again, who knows when the Apple censorship wagon will boot this booty app as well.)
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