Additionally, both Grindr and Blendr were selected as Official Honorees of the 2012 Webby Awards for award-winning work in the Social (handheld devices) category.

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 location.

Grindr was the first gay geosocial app to launch in the i Tunes App Store and has since become the largest and most popular gay mobile app community in the world. Though based in the United States, the app quickly gained worldwide popularity through word of mouth and various media outlets.

On June 18, 2012, Grindr announced that it had officially hit 4 million users in 192 countries across the globe with 1.1 million users online on a daily basis.

In January 2012, Grindr announced it was named the winner of Tech Crunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at The Davies Symphony Hall.

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.

In April 2012, Grindr announced that About.com's readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, with 74 percent of readers choosing Grindr over Are You Interested, SKOUT, Tagged, Tingle and Zoosk.

In 2011, added the Best Dating App category, and out of all the nominees, Grindr is the only exclusively gay app to be nominated – not to mention the first gay app to win the coveted title of Best Dating App.

Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) created by geared towards gay and bisexual men, designed to help such men meet other men in their area for sexual encounters, dating, or friendship.

An interview by the Independent with the founder of the App dated Wednesday 9 July 2014 states: "Grindr shows you, using GPS technology down to the nearest few feet, the men in your vicinity looking to meet other men. Thus, in 2009, human civilization evolved to a point where one could immediately find the nearest gay, bi or greedy man looking for sex." It runs on i OS and Android.