“On our app, men have to abide by a certain conduct to be successful,” Smida said.
A previous version of this story erroniously stated in paragraph 14: "The app launched in summer 2016, attracting a user base of 1,500.” The app launched in October 2016, and the number of users is unknown. The Daily Star regrets this error.
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In a society notorious for its complex rules of dating, newly launched mobile application Wan'Go attempts to set itself apart, appealing to serious heterosexual daters in Lebanon and the world.Smida asked while explaining how the app fulfills its mission.In the words of Smida, the app resorts to a sort of "public shaming" to keep its male users in line.Once a pair successfully completes Wan'Go's steps, the app arranges a meetup.Here is where the app generates its earnings. While applications like Tinder and OkCupid rely on their quantity of users to produce revenue with premium features, and "in-app" purchases, Wan'Go generates funding through its advertisements of restaurants, bars and coffee shops.The app launched in summer 2016, attracting a user base of 1,500 .After advertising the application at Banque du Liban Accelerate 2016, Wan'Go was able to generate significant attention, upping its user base by 1,000 over a week and a half.
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