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Winner of the 2014 Cybersocket award for "Best Hookup App" for gay men!
What's a Bear? A Bear is a masculine gay man who belongs to a very inclusive part the gay community. Some are have hairy, some are muscular, and some are heavy-set. ...And some are none of those things. Being a bear is about being yourself, and being accepted for it, and we are all amazing no matter how we are labeled.
With over 10,000,000 members worldwide, GROWLr allows you to meet other Bears from around the world or right in your own neighborhood. GROWLr is fast, reliable and easy to use.
It's the perfect way to meet guys and make friends whether you are sitting at home or traveling abroad. Send and receive private instant messages, live video calls, pictures and video. Add private posts and see what's new on your own customized feed. Complete and up-to-date Bear Run and Bear Bar listings. Galleries, Checkin features, Notes and More.
GROWLr allows only males 18 years or older. Photos depicting nudity or sex acts are strictly prohibited.
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GROWLr PRO Membership Subscriptions:
GROWLr PRO - 1 month, $9.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 3 months, $23.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 6 months, $44.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 1 year, $71.99 USD
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- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
Terms of Service: http://www.growlrapp.com/tos
- Misc. bug fixes and performance enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
This app is the greatest I’ve ever used, and the primary reason is because most of the profiles are people just like me instead of just a handful, and it’s NOT dominated by twinks and people looking for a fit and trim body. I’m a large guy. And I’m finding that most of the guys messaging me are looking for just that. I was practically ignored on every other social app I tried bc I didn’t look like a ken doll, and that takes a toll on your self esteem after a while. With Growlr, I had several people messaging and chatting with me within just a few hours after making a profile. I can’t believe the response. If you’re a guy with a few extra pounds (or you like them that way), and you’re sick and tired of the attitudes from the people looking for the perfect athletic body, I highly suggest you try this app. I think you’ll be surprised.
OK but needs UI improvements
The UI is very poorly designed. Clicking on a thumbnail brings up a page in which the top half is reserved for the profile main image, which rarely shows the entire image. You have to tap the image yet again to get a full screen view. The profile page should present the same image as the thumbnail only bigger.
Beneath the profile image is a horizontal bar of thumbnails, one of which is for the image currently occupying the top half of the profile page. It’s not space efficient and it’s redundant. Those repetitive icons should be replaced by a button with an ellipsis, thus freeing up valuable screen real estate.
Also, the icon placed at the lower right corner of the main profile image suggests editing when in fact tapping it brings up the profile’s feed entries. Additionally, this icon usually fails to work. Instead of displaying the feed it brings up the full screen main profile image unless tapped with a forefinger.
And the feed includes items for when a user has added a private photo, which is pretty useless to know unless that user has unlocked his photos for you.
The toggle controls are too wide and too close together vertically such that you have to be very carefully to select the correct one.
The UI is outdated, cumbersome and in desperate need of an update.
I've contacted GROWLr several times I continue to get the same response which other clients who pay for the premium account are getting also.
If you try to use your iPad to download your profile photo only the very bottom of your left ear lobe will appear. The scale is completely off and cannot be edited in the iPad. One must go use their iPhone in order to submit a photo that will show up in your profile. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."
If you are using your iPad to access GROWLr, it can only be used in the upright position as this app will not rotate when the screen is used in a horizontal position. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."
When using the iPad to access GROWLr the messages will not sync and update to include messages received on the iPhone. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."
I cannot wait for a savvy entrepreneur to come along use The growler format as an example and tweak it before charging people for using it.
- Initech, LLC
- 49 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2010 Initech LLC
- In-App Purchases
- GROWLr PRO Membership $7.99
- GROWLr PRO Membership $3.99
- GROWLr PRO Membership $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.