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Renkoo



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Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Renkoo is a web based service that helps people plan parties and get togethers. Parties are fun but the preliminary work that goes into arranging them is quite an uphill task. With scarcity of time, numerous preparations to be made and several people involved, the host usually finds him/ her in a mess. But with something like Renkoo at help, party planners can heave a sigh of relief. It does not require one to begin by deciding the date or venue. The details of the event can be worked out with friends while chatting with them. It helps one reach out to friends and communicate with them via any suitable media- IM, web, text messages and emails. Making plans becomes fun and easy with such an application. In this way, all friends can become active participants in the party planning process and with more ideas flowing in; get- togethers can become even more enjoyable. It lets users add friends from their online address books. Using Renkoo, one can create profiles, add friends, invite them and see where they have been invited. It has a section which highlights popular places to shop, eat or simply hang out with friends. Apart from helping people plan get- togethers, Renkoo's other applications are also available to bring fun and entertainment in people's life. It has two popular applications, namely Booze Mail and Haikoo Zoo, which are available to the users of Facebook and Myspace. Boozemail lets users send over 150 varieties of virtual drinks to their friends with an attached message. Another fun application, the Haikoo Zoo, has a collection of cute, cuddly virtual pets that one can use to play with, cuddle, groom and feed. Users can adopt a pet of their choice which can befriend pets of other users on Facebook. Thus, Renkoo is something which makes the initial planning phase easier and participative.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Renkoo was launched in 2005. It is a leading developer of applications for social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. Renkoo.com is their namesake site. It was founded by Adam Rifkin, also the founder of KnowNow, and Joyce Park, a former web developer at Friendster and author of PHP5 and MySQL Bible.

What are the differences to other apps?

Renkoo is an application that lets users save considerable time which they would otherwise spend in getting everybody's consent for the party. It is slightly different from other part planning services on the web. It relates to the stage prior to deciding the venue and sending out invites. It helps in gathering friends and deciding things with them. Renkoo lets users plan as they proceed.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Renkoo has a cute look. The black background makes the colors used on it look more bright and lively. Colors like pink, green and yellow have been used which look really nice. A cartoon of two squirrels and a honeybee on the homepage lends it a more young and sweet look. The site is quick and clean and easy to navigate through.

How does the registration process work?

Renkoo's registration process is one of the simplest. One only needs to provide his/ her first name and email address. The account is created and password mailed to the user. By logging in, the user is taken to his/ her home page where he/ she can create profile, add friends., create invites and search for places. The registration is really quick and hardly takes a minute.

What does it cost to use the application?

All applications of Renkoo are free for its users. Although they earn their revenues from advertisements. Advertisers can sponsor their applications and reach out to the specific audience class. They can also put branded icons, ads or sponsor events.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Renkoo eases the task of getting together people for planning a party. With a number of people to be invited, reaching each one of them over phone becomes an expensive and a time consuming task. Therefore, it is recommended to all those who love to party but do not want to get stuck in the planning process.

  • Real time uploading of the event page
  • Communication with friends through IM, email, web and text messages
  • Decided events can be exported in iCalendar or Google Calendar formats
  • Highlights places to eat, shop and hang out
  • Places can be searched by names, tags or even maps


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