MakeFriends F.A.Q Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are Referrals for?
A: When someone signs up they are asked a few questions. Their Gender, Age,Email contace and a Nickname. They may also put in the name (unique nickname) of someone that told them about MakeFriends. The person that gives the referral name and the person who refereed them gets free features. Both of you win.

Every time someone uses YOUR nickname as a referral, YOU get a free feature. It is our way of saying thank you for spreading the word of MakeFriends

Q: Why do you have to approve my photo?
A: We take our users very seriously so that we do our best to keep this family oriented. Since your photo is shown on the map for Everyone to see. Some people would find some photos offensive or they worry their child may pick up their iPhone and just look around.

Q: Can I change my age/sex. I lied, HELP.
A: Contact and send in some documentation so we know it is you and the facts are now correct.
This is WHY we warn you when you first sign up. We even nag you asking are YOU SURE? You may change anything on your profile but your Gender, your Age.This is done to stop some bad people from trying to scam our users.

Q: Why was my photo rejected?
This is a family program. You know what you sent, keep it clean and appropriate.

Q: Can I show many of my photos at the same time?
A: We will have this in a future version.

Q: Can I go invisible?
A: We will have this in a future version, going invisble to all or a group.

Q: What are live links ?
A: You may put in your profile text html web links. You may make them clickable so people may just click on them to launch the web page. MakeFriends is strictly for non-commercial use unless You have a separate signed written commercial agreement with MakeFriends. We ask members who are interested in advertising on MakeFriends to contact Displaying products or services, or links to products and services, is considered commercial use. We may suspend You if Your account is involved with commercial use of MakeFriends without a valid commercial agreement. This is an extra cost option see the personal handler link on the bottom right of the program.

Q: How does MakeFriends decide who shows me ?
A: We show you the closest people to where you are looking on the map. If you scroll over to Russia, we will then show you the closest to that area you are looking at. You may think of it as a pebble dropped into a pond and the ripples from there.

Q: What are Keywords ?
A: These are words people may search on for common interests. For Example a key word may be OLYMPICS, Bridge, Harry Potter. These may be just to have someone anywhere world wide that is interested in Harry Potter for a chat.

Q: How do I delete my profile?
A: Go to the Setup Icon

Delete all your items you have filled out
About me
Then just delete the MakeFriends application from your iPhone. If you do NOT log on for 6 months your account will be totally deleted along with your unique user name and photos. That user name will then be available for someone else.

Q: Can I have more than one account?
A: You may not create other MakeFriends accounts on the same iPhone™ or iPod Touch™ or "Mobile Device" that You own or control that MakeFriends is on at this time. Look for it in a future update.

Q: I don't want people to know exactly where I am. How do I set the location accuracy of where I am?
A: Click "Profile". Scroll to the bottom. Use the scroll slider on Position accuracy and choose the degree of accuracy you desire.

Q: How do I chat with someone?
A: Find someone that you want to talk to. Click on their photo in the Map or list view. In the Upper right of their profile, click on the Chat icon.Chat icon. Start typing to them and hit the SEND button on the virtual keyboard.You can find many people in the chat rooms .

Q: How do I block another user?
A: Click and view the profile of the user you want to block. Click on the "Block" button next to their picture. That user will no longer be able to see you on their map view or list view. It may take a few minutes for the server to delete you from their list. They will not be able to see or message you with MakeFriends You will still be able to see them, but you are totally invisible to them. If in the future you wish to unblock them go to Profile and scroll down to Blocked persons item.

Q: What phones/platforms/devices are supported?
A: MakeFriends supports the iPhone, iPhone 3G and the iPod touch.

Q: How do I setup or edit my profile?
A: Click "Setup".Profile . Add details about yourself and what you are looking for..

Q: Can I filter out various types of users/profiles?
A: Yes use the "Looking for" search tool looking for icon to be as specific as you wish. The more specific you are the less people will show up on the Map and List views.

Q: My iPod touch (or iPhone when on WiFi) does not show me in the right location. What can I do?
A: Skyhook controls this. Go to and add their MAC addresses and Lat Long to their database via that form.


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