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Rumblr, the ‘Tinder for Fighting’ app, to launch beta Nov. 9

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 5:56 PM

Rumblr is "like Tinder" for impromptu fights. The app claims to match fighers with each other based on location and draw a crowd too.Rumblr

Rumblr is “like Tinder” for impromptu fights. The app claims to match fighers with each other based on location and draw a crowd too.

First rule of the fight app — don’t talk about the fight app.

“Rumblr,” a pending app idea, is pitching itself as Tinder, but for brawling. Like the dating app, Rumblr users would meet strangers, but instead of hooking up, they’d be swinging right hooks.

As bizarre as it sounds, the app’s creator claims it’s “100% serious,” and not a “Fight Club”-style hallucination.

“We have raised relatively substantial funding from private American investors and the app is fully developed,” the Rumblr team told the Daily News in an email.

The beta for the fighting app will be launched on Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. EST, the team said.

“Rumblr is an app for recreational fighters to find, meet and fight other brawl enthusiasts nearby,” according the app’s website. It encourages users to insult their matched opponents with this pro-tip: “tell your match what you don’t like about their picture.”

The fight’s location and time is also publicly broadcasted so other users can come and watch the melee, according to the website.

The app comes with a chat feature to talk trash and an interactive map, for users to find fights happening near them. It also has a filter system, with “RumblrHER” to find women fighting, and “RumblrGROUP” for crew brawls.

Fighters can also set up a profile for themselves, where they describe their age, height, weight, skill level and list their wins and losses.

The app is not available yet, but the website said it’s “coming soon on the App Store.” The team was directly working with the iOS store to hash out legal issues preventing Rumblr’s approval, they told the Daily News.

A sign-up sheet for early access was available, with beta invites being offered to the first 2,000 people who registered. More than 78,000 people have signed up for beta access, an email sent out to the lucky early-bird brawlers showed. The email also claimed to be giving away ten pairs of golden brass knuckles to ten people who tweet about the app.

The app’s team operates out of a shared office space in SoHo, according to its website.

ang@nydailynews.com


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