Lockfriend - Connecting Hearts Across Continents


Lockfriend is an innovative dating platform designed to connect individuals from the Philippines and the United Kingdom. The website offers a Tinder-like experience, aiming to create meaningful connections across continents.


The challenge was to create a seamless, engaging, and user-friendly dating platform that caters to the specific needs of Filipino and British singles. The client required a comprehensive solution that included everything from an intuitive swiping mechanism to a secure payment processor. The goal was to foster genuine connections in a safe and welcoming online environment.


StackSpace took on the challenge to build the Lockfriend Web App from scratch. Our approach was centered around creating a highly interactive and responsive web application that could handle real-time user interactions efficiently. The key features of the solution included:

  • User-Friendly Interface: Drawing inspiration from the simplicity and intuitiveness of the Tinder experience, we designed an easy-to-navigate interface that enhanced user engagement.

  • Advanced Matching Algorithm: To ensure meaningful connections, we developed a sophisticated matching algorithm that considers user preferences, interests, and behavioral data.

  • Real-Time Chat: Recognizing the importance of immediate communication, we implemented a real-time chat feature, allowing users to connect instantly once matched.

  • Secure Payment Processing: To facilitate premium subscriptions and in-app purchases, we integrated a robust and secure payment processing system, ensuring user data protection.

  • Mobile Responsiveness: Given the prevalence of mobile usage in online dating, we ensured that Lockfriend offers a seamless experience across all devices, enhancing accessibility and user satisfaction.

Technologies Used

  • Frontend: React.js for dynamic user interfaces, Redux for state management, and Sass for advanced styling.
  • Backend: Node.js and Express.js for server-side logic, MongoDB for data storage, and WebSocket for real-time communication.
  • Payment Processing: Stripe for secure online transactions.
  • Security: JWT for secure user authentication and HTTPS for secure data transmission.


The Lockfriend Web App was launched successfully, receiving positive feedback from users for its ease of use, reliability, and engaging experience. The platform has seen a significant increase in user registrations in their Alpha stage launch, proving the effectiveness of StackSpace's solution in connecting people across continents.


The Lockfriend project exemplifies StackSpace's capability to deliver comprehensive web solutions that meet the client's needs and exceed user expectations. By focusing on user experience, security, and performance, we were able to create a dating platform that stands out in the competitive online dating industry. Lockfriend is now a thriving community where Filipino and British singles can easily find meaningful connections, thanks to the dedication and expertise of the StackSpace team.