Rumblr, the Tinder for fighting app, is actually a stupid hoax Sports. Rumblr, the Tinder for fighting app, is actually a stupid hoax. By Mike Foss November 10.
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.
You may have seen a number of reports in the last few days on a startup called Rumblr. Best described as "Tinder for fighting," it supposedly allowed you to connect with random strangers for street fights. The company did tinder for fighting least go through motions of making a demo version of the app on the website. On the homepage, a large image shows two random guys squaring off for a fight in the middle of a street, tinder for fighting. Next to that is a real-time map that shows fights currently in progress represented by a fist, tinder for fighting.
I picked the toughest looking person, whom I assumed was fake, and initiated a chat with what was clearly a software bot spitting back canned responses. I managed to track down one of the developers of the site, which is based in New York no names or office location are listed on the fake app siteand initiated contact. When I finally got them on the phone, they had little to offer other than to say that Rumblr seemed like a good way to show what they were capable of.
When I asked if they expected any backlash from the public, or the media outlets they lied to including the Daily NewsNew York Magazine and Tinder for fightingto name a fewthe answer was "no.
While they told me that most of the people who contacted them about the app "caught on to the idea that it was joke," most of the early media stories about the project seemed to take it seriously.