Zoosk, the world’s largest social dating community, today announced the launch of Zoosk Desktop and Zoosk Mobile to give singles even more ways to manage their online dating experiences wherever they may be online. Zoosk Desktop, an Adobe AIR application, is the first downloadable desktop application ever introduced for a social dating community. Through Zoosk Desktop, users have access to a real-time stream of activity by other singles in their local area as well as instant notifications when they receive winks, emails, or virtual gifts. Zoosk Desktop can be downloaded at http://www.zoosk.com.
Zoosk Mobile enables singles to bring their online dating experience with them when they’re on the go. Zoosk Mobile provides a lighter version of the Zoosk experience and is accessible on all mobile phones. Singles can access Zoosk Mobile at http://m.zoosk.com/.
“With Zoosk Desktop and Zoosk Mobile, we are making Zoosk more accessible to singles everywhere, wherever they may be online,” said Alex Mehr, co-founder and co-CEO of Zoosk. “Many of our users have expressed interest in viewing updates posted by their potential matches in a real-time stream, and we are excited to offer Zoosk Desktop as a solution for making online dating even more fun. We are also pleased to introduce Zoosk Mobile as a way for singles to stay connected and find potential matches when they are on the go and are relying on their mobile phones to stay in touch.”
In the spirit of making Zoosk easily accessible to singles everywhere, Zoosk today also introduced the availability of Facebook Connect on Zoosk.com, making it simple for singles who are Facebook users to join Zoosk with one click either at Zoosk.com or on the Zoosk application on Facebook.
Zoosk continues to experience tremendous growth, acquiring millions of new users across all of its entry points. The number of Zooskers has climbed from 15 million in January 2009 to more than 40 million in August 2009. Zoosk is the top-ranked lifestyle application on Facebook and traffic to its destination site, www.zoosk.com, is growing rapidly.
Also in 2009, the company has experienced 250% growth in the number of its paid subscribers and has seen 370% revenue growth. Zoosk’s revenues now surpass those reported by multiple publicly traded online dating companies in the U.S. Zoosk generates revenue from Premium Memberships, the sale of “Zoosk coins” that can be used to purchase virtual gifts, and advertising.
Users can join Zoosk by adding the Zoosk application through Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, and MySpace, or by signing up at Zoosk.com. Zoosk is the only social dating community that allows users to seamlessly connect across multiple networks, meaning a Facebook user can interact with a MySpace or Hi5 user, for example.
To support its continued growth, Zoosk is recruiting for multiple positions. For more information, visit http://www.zoosk.com/jobs.php.
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