OPW - Alex Pasykov is Founder/CEO of Hily & Taimi, and is Ukrainian. I think he says it best (and recommends two impactful charities) in his post on Linkedin w/respect to the pure terror happening in Ukraine right now.
TAIMI - Apr 28 - In 2020, Taimi Talks, an in-app livestreaming event, featured true LGBTQ+ icons like Blair Amadeus Imani, Monique Heart, Alyssa Edwards, TS Madison, Jason Wimberly and Chris Mosier. This year, Taimi Talks will have an incredible line-up of people. The event will be in May 16, 5PM EST.
FORBES - Apr 20 - Aleksandr Pasykov is the founder of Hily Dating App and Taimi, the biggest LGBTQ+ platform featuring a social network and dating app. He started working on Taimi in 2017. "We realized there's a demand for a safe online space where LGBTQ+ people could build relationships. We needed a framework that would allow us to create the app from scratch in a short time, and our developer built the app in less than two months using React Native." React Native is an open-source app framework that was released by Facebook in 2015. It allows developers to combine native code with React, making it perfect for updating existing applications. React Native offer unprecedented speed and efficiency, and you can create and update apps on Android and iOS simultaneously. One issue is the framework’s performance. For example, if you want to add a newsfeed to your app, React Native may not have high enough speed and performance levels, so such changes will have to be made in native code. Another challenge companies may face is the lack of React Native experts.
TAIMI - Mar 15 - The program is an extension to the LGBTQ+ platform's livestreaming, serving as a "passive source" of Taimi Diamonds for the users. After the invited users start utilizing Taimi's livestreaming, the referrers will receive 30% of all Diamonds their referred persons collect.
BUSINESSWIRE - Mar 9 - After just 2.5 years on the market, Taimi proves to be the fastest-growing LGBTQ+ platform, reaching 10M worldwide users in late March 2021. Taimi grew its userbase from 3.5M in Jan 2020 to 9M in Dec 2020. According to Sensor Tower's 2021 "The State of Dating Apps 2021" Report, Taimi made the list of Top-10 most downloaded dating apps in the U.S.
GAYTIMES.CO.UK - Jan 22 - Taimi is the LGBTQ+ platform that features a social network and dating app. The platform was recently recognised by Gay Times for its efforts to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people around the world.
Q: How did the pandemic impact Taimi?
A: For us, it was truly heartbreaking as we planned so many pride-focused partnerships. We had to swiftly adapt and turn towards online opportunities. We also saw a tremendous change in users' behaviour. They became more involved, more active, created 45% more content, posted 60% more stories and liked each other more.
Q: What is Taimi doing to be more diverse?
A: We are certainly putting a lot of effort in making the platform more accessible, providing a space that is safe and free of judgement and even rewriting our system to improve the overall experience on the app.
Q: What has been the feedback from your users on the features you've recently implemented?
A: The feedback has been incredible when it comes to our latest addition - livestreams. We also introduce Live Duet and Versus battles to make streams more interactive and fun.
Q: Any concerns about competitor Blued?
A: We have tremendous respect for our colleagues at Blued. But they're mostly oriented at gay men, so there is still a lot of work to be done to become a full-scale LGBTQ+ platform.
Q: Recently Taimi issued an open letter to advertisers, without naming names, what companies would you like to work with?
A: The brand needs to share our values.
Q: What are the company's plans for 2021?
A: Our streaming features & everything around them will be top priority for Taimi in 2021. We also plan to launch public pages for companies, organizations and brands to bring them closer to their core audience.
EINPRESSWIRE - Jan 20 - The largest LGBTQ+ platform that features a dating app and social network introduces a new livestreaming tool - Versus Battles - meant to inspire friendly debates and discussions. The feature allows users to start friendly competitions with random people while livestreaming. Another streaming feature introduced to Taimi 2 months ago is Live Duet, which allows users to tune in and co-host other people's livestreams. Taimi launched livestreaming in late August 2020. During September-December 2020, ~550k unique streaming sessions were launched.
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MEDIUM.COM - Jan 13 - Taimi, the world's largest LGBTQ+ social network and a dating app, started 2020 with 3.5M users and ended it with 5.5M users. Taimi users liked each other 1.15B times, and sent ~9.3M likes. 2020 was also the year livestreaming emerged on Taimi. In the first four months after being rolled out, app users started 546k unique livestreams, amassing 13M views.
GAY TIMES - Dec 22 - Taimi, a LGBTQ+ social network and dating app has incorporated live streaming into the core of its business model and expects the feature to become one of the key revenue channels in 2021. During Fall 2020, Taimi users have streamed for over 10 years, hosting 403k unique sessions and amassing 7.3M views. Taimi has also introduced Live Duet, which allows users to hop into other users' and co-host by interacting with the streamer directly instead of using the comments section. In 2021, the company expects live streaming to become a solid source of income and bring up to 30% of total revenue.
WHICH-50 - Aug 18 - According to founder Alex Pasykov, who also previously launched another dating app, Hily, "We're currently in the process of enhancing and expanding the world's largest LGBTQI+ platform." Dating will remain a key part of the app, he said, "However we have shifted our focus to the social network and have seen steady growth in terms of numbers." Since March 2020 the numbers have grown by ~50%. The company is also developing new initiatives including live streams.
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ATTITUDE.CO.UK - Apr 9 - TAIMI, the world's first LGBTQI+ social networking platform provides a safe, inclusive space for everyone, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity. Adopting the slogan "TAIMI – Coming-Out-Free Community," the series of videos imagines what would happen if a person had an object for every time they'd been outed, or had to come out to somebody.
OPEN PR - Apr 1 - Taimi, the LGBTQI+ social network and dating app now has ~5M users. The app launched in 2017 as a gay dating app at first, but in 2019 it became a full fledged LGBTQI+ app. Taimi was created by Alex Pasykov, a founder of a popular dating app Hily.