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Butlr

Social Shopping Game Application


Tiny
Published 05/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

Butlr will help you live out your dreams of being rich and having more money that you ever dreamed of having or spending. With the Butlr application, users get to live out their greatest financial independence fantasies that relate to living large ang have an enormous amount of money at their disposal. A million Butlr shillings can be provided to users with which they can begin purchasing cars, houses, boats and any other items they feel inclined to purchase. The excitment about Butlr is that anything can be purchased and it all depends on the user and what they desire to buy. Users can literally shop till they drop and this can make the application fun and exciting. The more users buy items, the more their reputation on the system increases. Butlr provides a ranking systems through which others can keep track of who may be spending more money or what items others may be purchasing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Butlr was founded by Andre Gabriel. Spending money can be very appealing to a lot of people and this is part of the inspiration behind Butlr. The fun and joy of having money available to be spent can be a great way to relax and have some downtime. Having fun is a big part of Butlr and those who love having fun make this application very popular. Located in Havard Square in Cambridge, Bultr won Harvard College’s i3 Business Plan Competition in 2010 and is supported by investors.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are applications which allow users live out their fantasies and Butlr is one of them. With Butlr, the emphasis is on living out a shopping fantasy when budget or financial situations is not an issue. Other applications may also focus on financial fantasies or on other areas such as sports or entertainment. No matter the premise, the presence of an application for living out fantasies and dreams can be quite appealing.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

It is a fun application to look at with the little image of a butler's suit very visible thoughout the application. It is easy to use and learn about. Great graphics and easy-to-read pages contribute to the simple feel of the website.

How does the registration process work?

To use Butlr, users provide their email addresses and click on a buttom that requests an invitation to Butlr. When Butlr sends users invitations to join, users need to accept the invitation which will then provide them with access to the application. Once invitiations are accepted, play money is made available to the users to begin buying any item they want.

What does it cost to use the application?

There are no costs associated with using the Butlr application. It is a fun and entertaining site that users do not need to pay any fees to use. Alliances can be formed, users can get to know each other in game mode and Butlr shillings or play money can be earned, but this does not require any fees to be paid.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Butlr is a nice application for those who just want to have fun and spend play money. Those who will enjoy living out their wildest fiancial fantasies will find Butlr quite appealing to use. It can also present a risk-free way to see how it would feel to spend significant amounts of money without any lasting consequences. However, this is all happening in fantasy-land and may have no real benefit in the real world.

  • Users get to participate in a social shopping game where wealth is guaranteed
  • Accepted invitiations instantly get 1,000,000 Butlr shillings to spend
  • Users can buy houses, boats and anything on the web that has a price
  • The more people buy, the larger their reputation
  • User ranking can be increased by usage and activity on Butlr


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