If you've ever wondered if anyone you know (boyfriend? girlfriend? husband?) is on the popular dating site Tinder, a new app claims it can help you find the answer.
For $4.99, Swipe Buster will track down a user for you by simply inputting their name and last known location. With this information, Swipe Buster retrieves user data from Tinder's application programming interface, or A.P.I.
Tinder's A.P.I. and database are public. It is common among technology companies to have open A.P.I.s, so other companies can build ancillary products around their core experience, reported Vanity Fair magazine.