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Howlr's mascot : Sushi

Howlr is a furry dating app, similar to the mainstream app Grindr, that relies on user location to find other furries around the user.

It allows users to set up a very complete profile and join groups related to events they're attending or fetishes they identify with, and then filter users according to these.

It also features a chat and a Like system that allows a user to let someone know they like the profile, and eventually break the ice.

Release[edit]

The app was made available for beta testing on May 16, 2018, on Android, via a private link and apk file. Although the link was dispatched to no more than 200 people, the application counted over an overwhelming thousand users by the end of the beta, as a result of testers passing the link around.

On June 19th, 2018, the app was made public on the Google PlayStore, a few days before the announced release date. In less than a week after the release, almost 2,000 new users joined in.

Although the general release was planned on June 22, 2018, the Howlr crew had announced possible delays for the iOS release, as they encountered technical issues with iOS development, as well as being slowed down by Apple on the grounds of being considered an adult app.

As of June 25, 2018, the app has not been released on iOS and is not expected on the AppStore before the first week of July.

Howlr Staff[edit]

The app's staff is 100% French. Some of the development and the entire Public Relations field is taken care of by Stormy. The visuals of the app are made by Alex, for the logo and mascot of the app, and Ciryss, for the group pictograms.

Development[edit]

The app was created via Expo, a tool to create React Native application that is easily portable to iOS and Android.
The front-end of the app is made with React Native, while the back-end is Ruby on Rails.

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