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Habbo

Teenage Social Networking Website


Tiny
Published 06/29/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Adam Brown
What can you use the app for?

Habbo is also known as Habbo Hotel. It’s a virtual world which is free although there are also some extras that you can purchase if you want. In 2006 the site generated over $30 million in revenue. The site is aimed specifically at teenagers from 13-18 years old. There are many things that you can do on the site, including chat online, and compete playing a variety of games. All of the chat rooms are monitored which will ensure your children are safe. If you do want anything extra for your account then you will find it really easy, you just need to follow the instructions when you know how to play.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Habbo was founded in August 2000 and is base in Helsinki, Finland. The application has received over $8.2 million in funding from sources such as the Movida Group. The sites competitors include Barbie Girls, Club Penguin, Gaia and FakeTown. The website is very popular, there are over 80 million users registered. Most people visit the site for half an hour per visit. There are around 7 million unique visitors per month.

What are the differences to other apps?

Habbo is a very popular game. In the future the developers want to build an entire universe for the game, however at the moment there is only habbo home. You can also purchase add ons and extras by phoning up or texting a premium rate number.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The game itself is great fund an surprisingly functional for an online game. It has been compared to an online version of the Sims. There are many different things that you can do, including designing a room and environment for your character.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account is slightly different to most other applications; it is linked together with the process of designing your character which will represent you in the game. First you need to choose a username and then click the button to check whether or not it is available. Once you have done this you can then fill out the rest of the form. You must choose a password which has at least one number and letter in. You must check the box to accept the terms and conditions. Once you have completed this you can then design your character by clicking on the relevant icons. You can also click the randomize button if you don’t want to spend time choosing your character. Once you have done click on the continue button and you will need to enter a capatcha code. Choose a room for your character.

What does it cost to use the application?

It’s free to use this application, however if you want to join the VIP club then you will need to earn some credits. These can be purchased using your credit card. VIP membership offers a number of benefits including extra accessories, extra clothes, and new room layouts. VIP access gives you access to many more friends and make your experience much better. The game sells credits for real cash.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Habbo is great for children looking for a great online game; it’s a fantastic way to make new friends in a safe child friendly environment. Of course it’s also important that you supervise your children on the internet.

  • Meet new friends
  • Design your own character
  • Purchase accessories
  • Purchase accessories


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