Isaiah Turner and co-founder Ben Pasternak created the Monkey App. Like most teens today, they met online. Apple’s WWDC, a developer conference for app developers, was their first face-to-face meeting in 2015. Pasternak called Turner within a few days with the idea for Monkey, a community for teens to connect with others who share similar interests.


Based on mobile app analytics company App Annie, the Monkey App has been downloaded almost three million times since its launch in November 2016, with an average monthly active user base of 300,000. However, Monkey estimates that its actual usage is in the millions.

According to Turner, the company’s employees, who are averaging 18 years old, built artificial intelligence to identify inappropriate content. It is also possible for users to report inappropriate content. When that happens, the chat is analyzed by the AI. If it finds explicit content, it automatically bans the user.


Teenagers and young adults particularly enjoy it. App Annie reported in April that Monkey Cool was the top download among 13-to-24-year-olds and that it has remained in the top 10 ever since. The app is currently the ninth most popular among that age group. According to analytics firm Sensor Tower, the average user is 23 years old, with approximately equal numbers of females and males, 48 to 52%. Monkey Cool estimates that the average user is just 18 years old.

Users of Monkey Cool can easily chat with each other. Before using the website, read the terms and conditions carefully. The app can also be downloaded to your mobile device. Users can use the app anonymously to search for information about women and men, which is helpful in helping them build relationships. You can take advantage of online reviews for this purpose.