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MiFinder Social Networking App for Disabled and Diverse Communities

  • Published: 2013-05-27 (Rev. 2013-06-20) - Contact: MiFinder
  • Synopsis: MiFinder an iPhone App for diverse communities such as the disabled to find each other, make friends, date and gain social support in real time using local area GPS.

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"I would highly recommend MiFinder to people with disabilities as it could have a real and invaluable benefit to their lives and their ability to access support, networking and dating"

MiFinder is the world's first iPhone App to allow diverse communities, such as the disabled community to 'find' each other in real time, using GPS. Unlike other social networking Apps it is a British project launched by Brighton based entrepreneur Gabriel Saclain. MiFinder is unique in its approach as it enables users to find like-minded people to make friends with, date and gain social support in their local area and everywhere they go, based on their exact location.

Gabriel devised the app after working with disabled communities and was particularly struck by the challenges they faced. He said: "The social needs of disabled people can be overlooked, they often need physical as well as mental support and they will find MiFinder a useful networking tool. The disabled community can sometimes experience difficulties socializing, as being home bound can limit the opportunity to travel to meet people."

Carrie-Ann Lightley, Head of Tourism for All's Information service, an independent charity supporting tourism and leisure opportunities for disabled people stated "I would highly recommend MiFinder to people with disabilities as it could have a real and invaluable benefit to their lives and their ability to access support, networking and dating. It is an excellent idea and a unique concept for those people who may feel lonely and isolated, so overall a great product"

Users can Instant Message each other, send photos and fix upon an exact location on a map to meet up. Security is paramount and users can instantly block, report and investigate other users, have the option to turn distance off, profile photos and language is screened. A user's exact location is never shown unless they provide it. These controls make it as secure as it can possibly be.

It takes seconds to create a profile and unlike many apps, there is no registration required. Users can see others on a thumbnail screen and Instant Message, send photos and share their exact location on a map to meet up. Security is paramount and users can instantly block, report and investigate other users, turn their distance off, profile photos and language is screened. A user's exact location is never shown unless they provide it. These controls make it as secure as it can possibly be.

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MiFinder aspires to become the ultimate social networking tool for disabled communities across the world. It is available for free at the iPhone App Store or by visiting www.mifinderapp.com




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