In January 2012, a software vulnerability potentially exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of users.
Grindr subsequently commenced legal action and pursued software changes to block the site responsible.
The Android version of Grindr has a substantial number of negative reviews stemming from unresolved issues, but has increased to a 3.5 star rating, as of January 2015.
In August 2013, Grindr released an update that requires users to verify their accounts by providing a valid email address and creating a password to resolve user issues.
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.
This new version also adds i Phone 5 screen support, so users on newer i OS devices such as the i Phone 5 no longer see black bars along the top and bottom of the screen when using the app.
On September 30, 2013, Grindr released version 2.0 and began rolling it out on the i OS and Android.
This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to farthest away.
Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.
Grindr is a geosocial networking mobile app geared towards gay and bisexual men, designed to help them meet other men in their area. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra).