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Published 06/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Raptr is a website dedicated entirely to games. The user can sign up and read through information on their favorite game titles. The site will also supply users with updates on games based on the titles and platforms they specify. Raptr covers almost all of the most popular gaming platforms and networks, including PlayStation, Steam, XBox, Nintendo, Windows, Android and Apple. The user can enter their gamer tag or IDs for any of their favorite gaming networks to see what resources Raptr can find. The user can also search for specific game titles. Raptr provides users with downloadable content as well as a community forum that allows users to get to know one another and discuss game related topics. Additional features include community curated content, centralized buddy lists and friend trackers, suggestion engine that recommends new games and an automatic gameplay and achievements tracker for PC games, PlayStation 3 games and Xbox 360 games.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Raptr was created to give gamers a centralized place to learn about and discuss their favorite topic: games. The site was designed to bring users together and make it easier to keep track of friends across gaming platforms. Raptr was founded by its current CEO, Dennis Fong. The team also includes COO Ranah Edelin and Vice President of Engineering Dave Swenson. The current Raptr site has tracked over 209,000,000 hours of gameplay and more than 230,000,000 earned achievements. The community consists of over 8,580,000 users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Raptr has brought together an enormous community of gamers into one centralized location. The convenient features built into the site make it an appealing resource for serious gamers. Users can community with and keep track of friends across their favorite gaming platforms. The site also tracks the user’s achievements and provides a forum that gives users a place to interact and share information.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Raptr website has a fun feel, highlighted by the adorable yellow raptor that is found throughout the site, holding various objects and breathing life into the content. The layout is very well organized and takes almost no time to learn. A search tool bar is provide at the top of the homepage for those searching for specific game titles while a larger search bar is provided at the bottom for the user’s gamer tags and IDs.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for Raptr is very easy. A search bar at the bottom of the homepage asks the user to provide one of their gamer tags or IDs to begin following a game. This could be an Xbox gamer tag, PS Network ID, Steam ID or any other game-related credentials. The user can add multiple tags based on how many games they play.

What does it cost to use the application?

Raptr offers a fun, entertaining way to stay on top of recent game titles, industry developments and other players. The site offers many helpful tools, however it is very user-driven. Without its user community, Raptr would not have much to offer visitors. That is why the price is just right for the service offered by Raptr. Anyone can create an account for free. The user is given access to all the current features as well as the Raptr forum.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Raptr is a site designed entirely for gamers. Regardless of age or preferred platform, gamers can find a great deal of information and organizational tools on Raptr. The site gives users another place to show off their achievements and follow their gamer friends.

  • Participate in the Raptr community forums
  • Search for specific game titles
  • Receive updates on the games and platforms they play
  • Centralize the user’s game contacts
  • Sign up using any of the user’s gamer tags or IDs

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