CNET NEWS - May 31 - Christian Rudder is a Harvard graduate who's helped launch and sell two successful companies - SparkNotes, in 1999, which sold to Barnes & Noble; OKCupid, in 2004, which sold to Match.com.
Q: What's so special about the OKCupid app?
A: It's a gateway from the OKCupid site to your phone.
Q: Talk to us about some of its best features.
A: We have location-based stuff. Compared to other dating apps, we have deeper profiles.
Q: Any thoughts on other, more hookup-based apps like Grindr, Tindr, and BangWithFriends?
A: Some people are looking for a quick hookup, some for someone to date, and some are looking to get married. OKCupid's app offers you the opportunity to find all of those things.
Q: How have mobile apps changed the online dating space?
A: The location-based factor. The goal of any dating site is for people to meet up in person, and this makes it a lot easier.
Q: How did OKCupid capture that much sought-after market?
A: Not intentionally. I think it's because we designed the product to be savvy and more cutting-edge.
Q: What software is involved in collecting data for the OKTrends blog?
A: MySQL, Excel, and Python.