Raved, based in Sunnyvale, CA, will be bringing its free app to Android devices on Google Play. Raved is a convenient way for consumers to discover, save and share great places to eat, drink, shop and get things done – all based on trusted recommendations from friends. From Apptera (30.2M funding), the creators of Poptuit, Raved is a brand new experience for Android and iOS users on the go looking for Facebook Connect recommendations without having to weed through anonymous tips online about spots. Having recently launched on the App Store, iOS users have Raved nearly 2.5 million times, checked in more than 500,000 times and Faved 200,000+ locations.
To learn more about the social app that takes the questions out of travel, lodging and dining, I’d like to share the embargoed press release with you. In addition, Apptera’s CEO can show you a virtual walkthrough of Raved at your convenience this week, if interested.
Raved combines a mobile-first approach with a unique friend-powered recommendation engine and aspects of Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp and Pinterest to let users discover, share and favorite local spots or new locations while traveling.
Raved provides an intuitive and highly visual interface built atop aggregated data from various social graphs, content sources and a database of almost 20 million U.S. merchants. Users don’t need to find or follow anyone to get started; Raved can automatically integrate ‘friends’ and their ‘likes,’ ‘check-ins,’ and more from users’ social networks like Facebook and Foursquare.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a friend’s recommendation is worth a million anonymous recommendations – enter Raved.