Separately, Grindr was crowned the winner of the 2012 i Date Awards in two of the 12 categories for Best Mobile Dating App and Best New Technology at the ninth annual Dating Industry & Internet Dating Conference in Miami.
In April 2012, Grindr announced that About.com's readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, with 74 percent of readers choosing Grindr over Are You Interested, SKOUT, Tagged, Tingle and Zoosk.
Out of nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded only to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
On June 18, 2012, Grindr announced that it had officially hit 4 million users in 192 countries across the globe with 1.1 million users online on a daily basis.
In January 2012, Grindr announced it was named the winner of Tech Crunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at The Davies Symphony Hall.
The app makes use of mobile devices' geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices which allows users to locate other men who are nearby.
This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to farthest away.
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In 2011, added the Best Dating App category, and out of all the nominees, Grindr is the only exclusively gay app to be nominated – not to mention the first gay app to win the coveted title of Best Dating App.
Additionally, both Grindr and Blendr were selected as Official Honorees of the 2012 Webby Awards for award-winning work in the Social (handheld devices) category.