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Habbo (Application)

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Habbo for iPad, Habbo for iPhone, and Habbo for Android, known officially and universally as the Habbo app, is a Habbo client designed specifically to run the best on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile devices. Its soft launch on the Canadian iOS App Store was officially announced on April 4, 2014 through a news article.[1] The initial need for this application was that Apple's iOS does not support Adobe Flash Player. This made Habbo unplayable on iOS devices (unless you used a special browser from the App Store). Another reason for the development of the app is Sulake trying to get Habbo supported on more platforms, and therefore easier to reach by the average user.

The new client first started out missing many core functions such as changing clothing, but at the same time adding some new features such as Infinite Zoom. Many of the core features were later added in.

The application was officially released worldwide for iOS devices on May 26, 2014, announced via a news article.[2] Users who used the application on the first day received a special badge.

The application started out as being only for the iPad, however on December 19, 2014 Habbo staff officially announced an update to the application that allows iPhone/iPod users to use the application too.[3] This update also caused the applications name to be changed from Habbo for iPad, to just Habbo.

Then on March 20, 2015 Habbo officially announced that the application will be coming to Android devices via a YouTube video uploaded to their YouTube channel.[4]. The app was officially released on the Play Store on April 1, 2015.[5]

Pre-Release Hype[edit | edit source]

Prior to the release of the application, Habbo staff uploaded a series of YouTube videos to the official Habbo channel. Each video contained a different aspect of Habbo that players are a part of. After the release of the application, the videos were made private.

A video was also uploaded to the Habbo YouTube channel for the announcement that the Habbo application would be coming to Android devices.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Official App Store description:[6]

Habbo on your iPhone & iPad! Express yourself, build rooms and make friends in a popular role play virtual world! Explore and create awesome rooms in a vibrant retro-pixel-art style virtual world. Take the community wherever you go and role play in daily activities and competitions.

Habbo is completely free to play. Includes optional in-app purchases.

Features ::
  • MAKE FRIENDS & CHAT with millions of teens worldwide
  • ROLE PLAY & EXPRESS YOURSELF with awesome clothing and accessories
  • BUILD YOUR OWN WORLD and hang out with friends
  • CREATE YOUR AVATAR to impress with the right gear for any occasion
  • JOIN COMMUNITY GROUPS like armies and mafias
  • CREATE EPIC ROOMS and explore millions of spaces made by others
  • TRADE RARE ITEMS with other players and run your own stores using a trading pass
  • COMPETE IN COMPETITIONS like quizzes, events and quests
  • INFINITE ZOOM on the largest retro pixel art world ever made
  • 24/7 Live Moderation

This app requires an internet connection to work and offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213 for more information.

Requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Note: Some features are not fully supported, but they will be coming soon! If you would like to experience the full version of Habbo please visit habbo.com

Contact: http://help.habbo.com/anonymous_requests/new Support: http://habbohelpen.zendesk.com/entries/88483687-Habbo-on-iPhone-iPad

Gameplay in Habbo has been redefined specifically for the application. To walk anywhere, you tap where you want to go. If you want to click on another user, a furniture, or a pet, you have to tap and hold on what you want to choose. If there are multiple entities in the same spot you tapped and held, then a menu shows up where you can select the entity you intended to choose.

Many core features of Habbo have also been redesigned for the application. Changing clothes, browsing rooms, browsing your inventory all open up full-screen menus instead of just occupying a small space on your screen. The navigator was made more intuitive to accommodate the touch screen interface.

New/Updated Features[edit | edit source]

  • Infinite Zoom
  • Room Navigator
  • Clothing Changer
  • User Profiles
  • Inventory
  • Chat
  • In-App Purchases

System Requirements[edit | edit source]

Apple Devices[edit | edit source]

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Android Devices[edit | edit source]

Requires Android 4.2 or later. Compatible with Android phones and tablets.

In-App Purchases[edit | edit source]

An advantage of the Appstore platform is the addition of In-App purchases. Using this, users can now buy Habbo Club membership, Credits, and Builders Club easily through the in-app purchase system. Here is a list of available in-app purchases:

  • 45 Credit Pack - $4.99
  • 31 Days of HC - $3.99
  • 10 Days of HC - $1.99
  • 200 Credit Pack - $19.99
  • 95 Credit Pack - $9.99
  • 14 Days of BC - $4.99
  • 50% Off 90 Credits - $4.99
  • 50% Off 190 Credits - $9.99
  • 365 Days of HC - $39.99
  • 31 Days of BC - $9.99

Rewards[edit | edit source]

To encourage players to try out the Android and iOS apps, rewards were available to players for a certain time.

Android Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • AND02 Badge (AND02.gif)
  • An Alien Hat simply for logging in.

Obtainable without Android[edit | edit source]

  • AND04 Badge (AND04.gif) for visiting Club Alien, available around the time of the app's release.

iOS Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • TBLT1 Badge (TBLT1.gif) "For being one of the first Habbo for iPad users"
  • TBLT3 Badge (TBLT3.gif) Given after one month using the app.

Obtainable Without iOS[edit | edit source]

  • TBLT2 Badge (TBLT2.gif) for visiting the "HiPad Store", available around the time of the app's release.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Release Trailers[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]