B2C: Raptr / Desktop Application

Involution designed the first Raptr client; $9 million Series A funding quickly follows

Raptr

More than a social network, Raptr changes the way people play and discover games

Raptr CEO Dennis Fong always insists on the best. The “Michael Jordan of video games”, Fong is a world champion in multiple games and every software start-up he’s founded has turned to gold. With Raptr, he had a big picture idea about a way to change how people game. In order to refine those ideas, then form and create a product from them, he turned to the team at Involution.

We helped Dennis channel his ideas into an exciting and cohesive suite of products, including both web and client components. Working with the Raptr engineering team every step of the way, the Involution crew designed the initial Raptr products. In the process we helped the Raptr team identify what their longer term internal design team should look like and worked through a smooth transition that enabled Raptr to keep innovating and developing the product after our time together was over.

Shortly after launching the Private Beta designed by Involution, Raptr attracted and closed a $9 million Series A funding round from Accel Partners and Founders Fund. Since then Raptr’s star has only continued to rise, with nearly every major gaming concern a formal participant in the Raptr Partners Program and the undisputed title as “The Facebook for gamers.”

Once we had a clear strategy for the product we moved into the product architecture process.

Once we had a clear strategy for the product we moved into the product architecture process.

We quickly moved to pixel-perfect mock-ups to enable better and more useful feedback from stakeholders and users.

We quickly moved to pixel-perfect mock-ups to enable better and more useful feedback from stakeholders and users.

One of the reasons Raptr picked Involution is our deep experience moving across app platforms: web, mobile and desktop.

One of the reasons Raptr picked Involution is our deep experience moving across app platforms: web, mobile and desktop.

More than the initial product, we helped Raptr grow an exceptional product organization. Their service just keeps getting better.

More than the initial product, we helped Raptr grow an exceptional product organization. Their service just keeps getting better.

Services

  • Product Strategy
  • Product Architecture
  • User Interface Design
  • User Interface Engineering
  • Iterative Product Testing
  • Software Development
  • Management Consulting
“The bottom line is Involution kicks ass.” Dennis Fong, CEO, Raptr Raptr logo
“While it’s clear the design intention was to focus on gaming first, there are some areas where it appears Raptr could be the only online social service one needs.” Frank Caron, Ars Technica Ars Technica logo
“Best of the Internet” Alan Henry, PC Magazine PC Magazine