SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eHarmony today announced the latest addition to its mobile family, offering its mobile app with smartwatch support for Android Wear and Samsung Gear S devices. With more than 50 percent of new users coming to eHarmony through mobile devices, this release is the latest example of the company’s mobile-first product development process.
“Mobile represents a huge opportunity for us to capture new market share and broaden our impact and we are seeing this happen at an accelerating rate in recent months,” said Armen Avedissian, Chief Operating Officer, eHarmony. “New entrants in the online dating category are helping drive interest in eHarmony, while taking market share away from competitors. Combine this circumstance with eHarmony’s powerful brand and industry-leading outcomes and we have the perfect recipe to grow substantially. We are pleased to announce these new releases.”
Both the Samsung Gear S and Android Wear smartwatches will display enhanced notifications that are synced with the users’ phone. When a match sends a communication, the member receives a push notification to their phone and an enhanced notification to their smartwatch. The enhanced notification includes the match’s name, age, and location, as well as their primary photo and personal message sent through eH Mail. Users are also informed when they receive a Smile or questions sent using the company’s Guided Communication options. The member can then select Open Profile, which will open the eHarmony app on the connected Android device, and load their match’s profile.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide added features to our members,” said Tim Anderson, Product Manager for eHarmony. “We want to provide our users access to eHarmony anywhere they are, from any device they choose. To that end, we have employed a product development process that adds new functionality and options to our mobile platforms first. This is another way that eHarmony is anticipating its members’ needs.”
The primary photo, match’s age and location are features only available through new enhanced notifications on Samsung Gear S and Android Wear smartwatches.
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About eHarmony, Inc.
Santa Monica, California-based eHarmony, Inc. (www.eharmony.com) was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to create highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict the most compatible, highly successful, long-term relationships. On average, 542 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of eHarmony, nearly 5% of new marriages.* eHarmony operates online services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
*2009 survey conducted for eHarmony by Harris Interactive®.