“Why is there no InterNations mobile app?” or “when is the app coming?” are questions we’ve been hearing a lot, whether in our forum, at official events, on social media, or simply as part of the feedback we have received from our members in the course of our ongoing website relaunch.
“It’s the most frequently asked question when I talk to our members at events all around the world”, says InterNations Founder & Co-CEO Malte Zeeck. “During my community visits, I always ask members for their honest feedback about InterNations, and a mobile app appears to be high on everybody’s wish-list.”
Of course, the high demand for a mobile app doesn’t come as a surprise. The share of devices used to surf the web is shifting more and more towards mobile, be it tablets or mobile phones.
We have also observed this trend on InterNations: the percentage of members visiting our website from mobile devices is increasing constantly. Last month, for instance, only just over half the logins on InterNations were still made through desktop computers. This is hardly surprising, considering not only the general trend, but particularly the international and mobile lifestyle of our members!
Long Awaited — Nearly There: The InterNations App(s)
This year has been a busy one for InterNations, with an ever-growing member base and the relaunch of the platform keeping us here at headquarters on our toes. However, it is this relaunch and the fact that our website is now being mobile optimized that has paved the way for the long-awaited app!
Or should we say apps? “We are currently busy developing both, an iOS as well as an Android app,” reveals Philipp von Plato, the co-CEO and also a founder of InterNations. “We’re planning to launch a first version of both apps in the first quarter of the upcoming year. This will be a long-anticipated milestone in our company’s history and working with our Product Team and the developers on it has been immensely exciting so far!”
So what will the app look like? Very similar to what you can see in the picture below. And it will of course allow you to comfortably use InterNations on the go — be it in order to connect with fellow members you’ve just met at an event, reply to a message (or Twinkle!), accept an invitation for brunch with your local InterNations Business Networking Group, check for upcoming events on your next business trip or vacation, or join a group that’s been recommended to you…
Expat life? There will be an app for that!