Down, formerly known as Bang With Friends, is a free social and dating app aimed at connecting people and socializing. It is gestural-based and it follows a simple process: swiping left to skip, swiping up to get a date, and swiping down to get down. What makes it different from similar utilities is the fact that you can clearly know the intentions of the other person and get no surprises: you can see if s/he just wants a date or to hook up.
It follows a simple process: swiping left to skip, swiping up to get a date, and swiping down to get down
In Down you will see a photo of the person, along with his/her name and age. In this app you are able to meet friends of your friends. If that person fits that condition, you will see a small red circle stating “FOF” and how many friends you share. Similarly, you can take a look at his/her pictures. One of the novelties of this dating app is that you can now feel free to secretly invite your friends to join.
How it works
Once you are done with the download and setup of Down, the first thing you must do is sign in with your Facebook account. This is mandatory, as there are no other social networks supported. Do not worry because Down won't post anything on your wall without permission. In fact, as its slogan claims, it is all about discretion and anonymity. You will not be showed up as a Down user in any Facebook search, and only application users will know you are in.
Then, you can start to choose people from the suggestions given. You can choose whether to get a date by swiping his/her photo up or to get down by swiping it down. In case you want to skip that person, swipe left. If you like someone and s/he likes you too, a match takes place; and you receive a message notifying you of the match. A new window will appear, providing a chat window that will remind you of WhatsApp conversations, where you both can talk and decide how it will continue. Note that until a match happens, your dates and downs will be completely secret and private.
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The unique features of Down are:
- Synchronized with Facebook account (no other social networks available)
- Two options to meet people: dating or hooking up
- Gestured-based controls: swipe left to skip, swipe up to get a date and swipe down to get down
- Built-in chat to start a private conversation in case two people like each other (match)
- Ability to meet not only your Facebook friends but also the friends of your friends (FOF)
If you want to read more information about Down before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Down are listed below:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread or later
- iOS 6.0 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch