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Catster

Feline Content Community Website


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Published 07/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Catster is the ultimate place for all things feline. Users can discover a wealth of information all focused on their favorite four legged friend. Here, adult and kitten related information, breed specific details and general health tips mingle with adorable photographs and a handy vet finder tool. Cat enthusiasts have come together and created a heaven for others with a strong affection for pets that purr.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Catster was created through Dogster, Inc., the group responsible for the Vet Blog, Snuzzy.com, and Dogster. The site was designed to offer a way for modern pet owners to learn about the animals they live with. The site is designed to choose only quality content and advertisers that match to create the ultimate experience for animal loving web visitors. More was added to the site to help enrich the experience, including social networking aspects.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many resources available on the internet that provides a list of facts or information about felines. Catster has taken this to a higher level with more interactivity and quality content. Users can learn through entertaining articles, many of which address the concerns of a modern day pet owner. Other tools on the site, such as photo sharing and coupons, help pet owners become a part of the site rather than a mere Catster visitor. Pet owners can get involved and add to the overall experience.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

At a glance, there is no mistaking the focus of the Catster website. Everywhere the user looks their eyes find cute kitty cat images as well as cat related paraphernalia. The realistic scratching post background and jingle ball set the stage for a fun experience. Despite the large quantity of objects on the homepage, they are well spaced with appropriate headlines that make browsing easy for a new visitor.

How does the registration process work?

New users can create an account on Catster. Two sign up options can be found at the top left hand corner of the home page. The first is to connect through Facebook. Users who prefer to not link accounts (or do not use Facebook) can click the white “join!” link. From there, they are taken to the registration page which requests a first and last name, postal code, email address, password, and year of birth. Gender can also be selected as well as the Daily Cat Tips and Catster newsletter opt-in options. New users can also choose to invite friends and relatives they know who love cats through email contact lists. This step can also be skipped. Finally, new users must perform an email verification to finalize account creation.

What does it cost to use the application?

Catster is designed to encourage repeat visitors and user interaction. An account can be made at no cost to the user. Currently, no premium account is listed. All the information and resources located on Catster are accessible to all users at no charge. This helps encourage the exchange of information and use of the site’s entertaining social networking features. The zero membership price is also ideal for new cat owners in need of some assistance.

Who would you recommend the application to?

There is one group of internet users who would absolutely adore Catster. That group consists entirely of cat owners. From people who love felines to those who simply like them, the site has a lot to offer. Much of the content is not just for fun, there are practical articles that inform as well as amuse. The social networking aspects let users brag about their favorite kitty and connect with others who have a similar level of enthusiasm for cats.

  • A vet finder tool that allows users to search by location
  • Behavior and training articles to help unravel the mystery of cat personalities
  • Kitten care information, including a vaccination primer
  • Breed specific articles that share more insight into specific feline breeds
  • Cat adoption page that helps users find cats in need currently residing in their local area


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