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Discover and Share Great Places with Friends and Influencers you Trust
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raved announced today the launch of Raved 2.0, a major overhaul to its pioneering social recommendation and next generation local discovery app which includes a streamlined redesign and several exciting new features. Described as a 'Pinterest for Places,' Raved 2.0 was rebuilt from the ground up to help consumers get inspired, cut through the clutter and save time finding the best places to eat, shop, travel and do amazing things.
"We believe there's simply too much ranting and not enough Raving these days," said Henry Vogel, co-founder and CEO of Raved. "But at the end of the day, who wants to waste time reading about places not to visit. Raved 2.0 helps users more easily discover great places and share their Raveworthy experiences with friends so they can better explore the world around them."
Raved 2.0 introduces several breakthrough new features and capabilities.
Follow Friends and Influencers. With Raved 2.0, users can now choose to follow specific friends and expert influencers called "Uber Ravers." Everyone has go-to friends who they turn to for advice; Raved 2.0 puts them and their recommendations in your pocket. Raved 2.0 also lets users follow and discover recommendations and top lists of the most Raveworthy places from over 100 Uber Ravers. Raved 2.0 provides Uber Ravers a convenient platform to Rave about their favorite places while also scouring the web to find all the great places they're Raving about in their Tweets, Facebook posts, Foursquare Tips, Blogs, Vines and other outlets. So, whether it's your jet-setting co-workers or foodie friends who live downtown; Justin Warner, Food Network season 8 Star and executive chef of Do or Dine or MJ Tam, founder of Chicagonista Live and Tech Mom blogger extraordinaire; or professional critics from Michelin Guide, Timeout magazine, Eater.com, Thrillist and a host of other publications and media outlets, Raved 2.0 is a next generation mobile search engine filled with positive recommendations from your favorite influencers.
Enhanced Place Discovery. Raved 2.0 includes Bingo!, an entirely new, personal discovery engine that powers the ranking and sort order of places users discover in Raved. Bingo! sorts places based upon data regarding a place's overall popularity along with users' personal tastes and the recommendations of their specific friends and the Uber Ravers they follow. Over time, Raved will also improve a user's personal recommendations based on their preferences including the places they Rave, the Raves they Like and the Ravers they follow and connect with the most.
Facebook + Foursquare. With Raved 2.0, users can now see all of the places they and their friends have Liked and Checked into on Facebook and Foursquare along with their Raves and Saves all in one places. The new 'My Places' personal directory in Raved 2.0 makes it easier than ever to find the truly rave worthy recommendations from amongst all of the other places users and their friends may have casually Liked or Checked into in the past.
Video Raves. Now users can actually SEE what everyone is Raving about. It's like movie trailers for great places to explore. Raved 2.0 distills Uber Ravers' recommendations from various programs into bite-sized video Raves and displays them along with other information about the places they're raving about.
Raved Chatter. Raved 2.0 enables users to directly connect with friends and influencers on their mobile devices so they can chat about the places they're Raving about. Users can ask questions, share tips and photos of raveworthy experiences or simply Like a Rave and thank their friends for helping them find a great spot.
Raved 2.0 is available for free in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users or in the Google Play Store for Android devices. Along with the Raved 2.0 App, Raved also launched a full re-design and enhanced desktop and mobile web experience which users can visit at app.raved.com.
For more information, visit us at www.raved.com.
Raved is a mobile app platform that enables people to discover and share great places with friends and trusted sources. Raved is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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