“Who Will Wake Me Up,” or “Shei Jiao Wo Qi Chuang,” is a combination of an alarm clock and social network.Users can record the sound of the alarm which will be used to wake up a designated person.But Salibra also found an equally puzzling set of code: A list of sexually charged phrases like “hookup buddy” and “get a room” had been flagged as “foul.” Users who attempt to enter them in a chat room will receive a warning message, either in Chinese or English depending on the app settings.We typed China’s censors typically direct their energy toward politically charged phrases, banning terms like “64” (a reference to the Tiananmen massacre) or “Bo Xilai” (the disgraced politician)..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Photo: IC It was 11 pm on a Saturday night, and Jeff, a European expat who has been living in Beijing for five years, was just back from a party where he met a lot of new people, both foreigners and Chinese.Still, though, he felt just a little bit empty, a little bit restless, and so he logged onto Tantan, a Chinese dating app similar to Tinder, that he has been using for the past year.
Swiping left means you do not like the person, right means you do. She's got a nice smile," he said to himself, and swiped right. According to Jeff's profile on Tantan, 5,166 girls have liked him over the past year, which translates to 5,166 chances to meet new girls online.
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Larry Salibra reverse-engineered the app using XCode, Apple’s developer kit.
In his breakdown, he discovered the app has a complete lack of encryption, enabling any marginally competent hacker to access usernames, passwords, phone numbers, and even conversations inside the app.
Chinese Tinder, and Blued, which caters to the local gay population.
But the market has many more competitors with truly original ideas for hooking up China’s singletons.
And no wonder — apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid have taken over large chunks of the market and left others to fill out the niches.