Best NYC Date Ideas 2019: Based on Data from 50,000+ Likes and Passes

Coming up with great date ideas is hard. You’re not sure what to search for and many results you see are not suitable for your tastes. Luckily many people have used the Trapeze app (iOS, Android) to solve this. Below are the 10 best NYC date spots according to Trapeze users. If you want to see more personalized results, make sure to download the app. #1 Kick Axe ThrowingGowanus, Brooklyn Credits: Kick Axe A dash of danger really sexes up any date. I know this because I’ve watch ...

How I Finally Hit 2000 on Lichess, and Improved my Chess Rating by 200 Points in 16 Days

Progress graph : This guide won’t teach you any easy tricks for fast rating jumps. Improving at chess requires immense mental focus. I won many games just because I wanted a win more and thought harder and longer than my opponents – I could tell based on clock usage. This guide will teach you where to focus your mental energy on. Some questions answered includes: How frequently should you do chess puzzles? Which endgame positions do you need to know? How much should you s ...

Setting Up Association File for iOS Universal Links in WordPress

We recently built functionality for users of our app, Trapeze, to send a date spot to others through a link. The recipient can tap on the sent link; if they have Trapeze installed, it opens and displays the sent date spot. Otherwise, they are redirected to download Trapeze from an app store. For iOS, universal links provide the behavior we want. A universal link looks like a link to a webpage on your website. With the proper setup, your app can detect when a user taps on a universal link and ...

Trapeze in Action: A Rock Climbing Adventure

It’s the holiday season! While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, it’s getting a bit chilly for outdoor activities in New York. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fun ways to stay active indoors. The Trapeze team (myself, Albert, and Peidi) wanted to do a weekend activity together. We want to try something new that none of us had done before. Our team mission is to get people out exploring the world of possibilities around them, and we strive to apply this to our own lives as well. This ...

Advertising Options for Apps

Our team has been looking at advertising our app and I thought it might be useful for some people to get some details about some options we explored. By no means is this an exhaustive list or fully detailed. This data is taken from a variety of sites and some is opinion, and we are just starting out on our investigation in this space, so take it with a grain of salt! This is for an app that is trying to target app installs, hence does not value impressions without installs, and may not want vis ...

Tips on using AWS to host WordPress with HTTPS

WordPress is a free, open-source tool for creating websites and blogs, but it does not work well with Heroku, which is not designed for standard web hosting. Luckily, AWS is a great low-cost option, but you will have to do a lot of the setup yourself. There are a few things to look out for when doing so, especially if you want to enable using HTTPS on WordPress with an SSL certificate. Our team wanted to use to create a website after Peidi had a good experience making his personal webpage (ht ...

Trapeze gets an interview with Y Combinator (W2019)

Welcome to our first blog post! For those of you who don't know, Trapeze is a new mobile app thats helps you find exciting date spots in New York City. New York is filled with amazing restaurants and great things to do, but with so many options, it can often be hard to find the right idea for you. We took it upon ourselves to make this app and help people explore everything the city has to offer. We're also trying to keep the discovery process simple and fun, so planning a date doesn't seem ...