A new dating application has been launched on Tuesday, Hiki. This is pronounced “hee-KEY”. The app has been named on the Hawaiian word which means ‘able’ and is the brainchild of 28-year-old developer Jamil Karriem.
His Cousin had an autism spectrum disorder. He told Karriem that he would no get any partner about which Karriem empathized.
On medium Karriem Wrote “[But] it wasn’t until a few weeks later that it dawned on me that while we both felt scared of the unknown—and we both yearned for meaningful connection—I had a myriad of platforms (both digital and physical) at my disposal where I could put myself out there,”. “Moreso, I had the privilege of being able to go to loud bars with flashing lights any night of the week. He didn’t.”
To bring it into the market for Autism spectrum Karriem knew that he would need an autistic spectrum so he included two in his team and others were experts of the field.
He told Newsweek “Everything about the app was designed to be user-friendly to all individuals on the spectrum,”. “The colors are known to not be triggering for sensory purposes, the layout is simplified and very intuitive, there are no flashing lights or sudden changes. And the on-boarding flow is structured in such a way to let you know what is coming up next, to manage expectations and not surprise anyone.”