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Popular dating service eHarmony finds a new beau in Windows Phone

Official apps are always a welcome sign of a healthy app ecosystem, which is why we’re glad to see eHarmony landing on Windows Phone 8 today. eHarmony (www.eharmony.com) is a well-known match-making site for people looking for love. They’re one of the oldest and most prolific around, with abundant TV commercials and a strong mobile presence.

The app, which is now live on the Store, keeps the general design of their iOS offering but with some colorful buttons near the top to give it a more Modern look.  The company boasts about their Windows Phone version in a new press release.

“With 45% of users registering for eHarmony on a mobile device, this new offering grants Windows Phone users premium access to eHarmony’s services. In addition to eHarmony’s full feature set, users will also enjoy the integration of native features, including live tile updates, and a clean design that brings match photos to the forefront.”

The 1.0 version of the app looks to be fully featured as well:

  • Easy sign up - Users can register for eHarmony through a simple onboarding process and take the relationship questionnaire to receive compatible matches.
  • Create a profile – Upload photos, answer profile questions and share interests to show your matches the real you.
  • Communicate – Receive daily matches and get to know them through eHarmony’s guided communication process and send eHarmony mail.
  • Photos – Matches’ photos are beautifully compiled in a photo mosaic to help users get a better overview of each match.
  • Activity Feed - See who's viewed you, which matches have sent you communication, and who's updating their profile.
  • What if - A popular eHarmony feature, “What If” lets users check out more singles that are great matches, but just outside their preferred settings.
  • Navigate – With the implementation of the Windows Phone pivot control, users can swipe between different sections of the app with ease.
  • Simple payment - Upgrading your eHarmony membership has never been easier. Enter your credit card information in a new mobile web subscription experience or pay via PayPal.

It’s great to see such a seemingly well done app now on Windows Phone. Let’s see how the reviews are over the next few weeks, or let us know what you think in comments!

Pick up eHarmony here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only.

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Popular dating service eHarmony finds a new beau in Windows Phone

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Yeah, that's what I thought. But it's taking quite some time. Not that I'm desperate to use the app though. Haha! :-)

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M..eH. No it's very beautiful. One day Windows Phone might beat iOS in terms of the number of most beautiful apps!

eHarmony is on board and now people are waiting on Tinder and okcupid. Bring them on.

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Can we expect a comparison with the Match.com app? Heck, you can throw in the "unofficial" OKC Lite app, too.

The match.com app sucks. There. It's just absolutely awful, and hasn't been updated since October - of 2010. Since both eHarmony and match.com are pay services (I don't know anything about eHarmony beyond that), I can't imagine their app could possibly be worse than match.com's app.

At least OKC has a pretty good mobile website.

This app isn't of any use to me buy yes I'm more than glad to see official apps coming to WP. Its a positive sign for WP and would definitely contribute to the growth of the ecosystem.

Dang it...this will have a direct impact on the WPCentral community. It will mean less activity on forums and article comments. Please don't forget us.

I don't need this app but I have to say Daniel much have been taking blog title classes because he has been coming up with some gems. This blog title is perfect.

I realize they are not related, but we get an offical WP eHarmony app before a US Starbucks app? It just goes to show that some business and services know that in order to provide a truly good experience, they have to be present on ALL platforms- period. If they aren't making apps for all available platforms, what happens is people just use a different service, not change to a different device (in my experience). So, it only bodes well for companies, that can afford to do it, to make an app for ALL platforms. For example, Google is an example of a company with plenty of resources to make the apps for all platforms, but out of (apparent) spite, they refuse to make apps for competing platforms (except iOS). The downside is that the customer is paying the price, because the average customer only sees that the company doesn't have an app available. They don't know or care about the politics associated with the power struggle between the two companies.

My point is, the argument that Windows Phone isn't worth developing for becomes a weaker and weaker excuse.

I personally use okcupid and would love for that to come to the phone!  Though there are many highly popular sites like match.com, plentyoffish.com, christianmingle.com, JDate, etc.

and let's not forget the real winners like:  OurTime.com and FarmersOnly.com

The statements above regarding the app looking just like its iOS and Android counter parts just support the idea that it's not hard to port and make minor changes to an app to make it available on windows phone.

Glad to finally see an official app for them.  I've been hounding them for the longest time to get a WP app, and now we have a beautiful app.  Woo hoo!   :D

Good thing I didn't end up closing my account, I was almost going to last month due to their not showing any support, but I'll stick around for a little longer now this app is here. :P

Beautiful app!

Yeah baby, that's what i call a app for living with harmony.... At least its better than some crap zombies game...lol

Do they still categorically reject all applicants who are not straight christians interested in same-race dating? I was rejected by them years ago because I am not religious. I have since learned that they reject (or have in the past rejected) homosexuals and people looking for interracial dating. It's not much of a surprise for a company who was started by James Dobson, not to help people find happiness, but as a commercial arm for Focus On The Family. At least ChristianMingle is honest bout their intentions. While it's great that we have more apps, I think it should be noted that eHarmony is an arm of a bigoted and hateful organization.