You have to be living under a rock to have not seen the flyers on campus about the new college dating app Batabing. The app is like Tinder, but not nearly as cool (not saying that Tinder is cool).
Batabing is a hyperlocal social app that matches people up. Users are required to sign up with a university email address. When you open up the app, you answer questions such as “What is your favorite hangout spot” and “Fun fact about me,” and then specify whether you’re looking for a love interest, or just a friend. From there, you swipe yes or no for other individuals.
There’s another phone app called Badabing, which is even more cringe-worthy. According to the app’s description on the Apple Store, Badabing is “the summer fashion app that helps you find swimwear ideas from your friends.” In other words, for a fee of $1.99, you sign in with your Facebook and an algorithm collects all of your friends’ bikini pictures. You can even save these pictures for later!
I have a few questions. How did the developers of Batabing choose this name? Did they not search their own application? Funny enough, if you Google “Batabing,” you are redirected to the cringe-worthy app Badabing. I tried to ask the developers of Batabing for a comment, but I could not reach them.