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Top Gay iPhone and iPad Apps

Gay Apps For iPhone and iPad


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Apple's app offerings for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and highly anticipated iPad is reminiscent of 1930s General Motors strategy of building "a car for every purse and purpose."

But, Apple's app store is far from the fate of General Motors. Third party developers—fueled by high profit margins—scurry to offer a melting pot of applications from free social media programs to reference apps upwards of $39.99. Some developers even target niche markets like gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users.

To help you navigate through the crowded showroom of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad mini-programs, here is a list of the top gay apps:
  1. Gay History Project
    Release Date: June 23, 2009
    Price*: $2.99
    This app includes over 150 LGBT historical events, places and influential people. Users can also share personal stories in the app forum.

  2. MyGayGo
    Release Date: March 21, 2009
    Price*: $2.99
    This directory features over 25,000 LGBT-friendly businesses from hair salons to hotels and LGBT support services. Businesses are listed based on your current location.

  3. Grindr
    Release Date: July 8, 2009
    Price*: Free (with ads); $2.99/month (ad free)
    Find a date on the go with this free location-based app. No logins are necessary. Just upload a picture, profile details and find men in your area.

  4. Gay Quotes
    Release Date: May 29, 2009
    Price*: $1.99
    A tap or shake puts inspirational to witty quotes from notable LGBT people at your fingertips. Show off your LGBT history skills or pass the time with quotes atop historical and landmark images.

  5. GayInternetRadioLive (G.I.R.L)
    Release Date: March 17, 2009
    Price*: Free
    Get a 24 hour live dance music and remix stream over your 3G network. Quality options include 128k and 64k.

  6. GayCities
    Release Date: February 9, 2009
    Price*: Free
    Find LBGT-friendly restaurants, beaches, and bars in your area. This location-based guide also features pin-drop mapping.
*Prices as of July 12, 2009
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