HUGGSTER is for anyone who wants to turn virtual hugs into real ones. Choose your personal huggees (family, friends, or colleagues you see daily) and you can receive and send real hugs from friends all over the world!
Fancy more hugs in your life? With HUGGSTER, you can receive real hugs from people you love – or send real hugs to loved ones even if you’re not physically in the same place.
The HUGGSTER app will be available soon on the App Store and Google Play.
Imagine you want to send a hug to someone far away…
It’s a good friend’s birthday, and you can’t be there – send a real birthday hug, and she’ll be hugged for you by one of her Huggees.
Your kids are studying in another city or country – send a hug for passing the exam and let them feel how proud you are.
A friend needs your support, but you can’t be there right now – send a real hug after the phone call for an extra dose of comfort.
MAKE IT EVEN MORE PERSONAL – WITH A HUGCARD
When you send a hug, you also create a personal HugCard with a saying of your choice.
It works like a greeting card: Once the hug is received, your message is visible in the app – so they know who sent them the surprise!
In our premium version (starting from 4,99 USD per year) you can even write a personal text or send a voice message with your HugCard.
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With HUGGSTER, you receive and spread joy, love & happiness – for the receiver, their huggee, and for you as the sender of the hug.
We call it a win-win-win situation! 🙂
Turn Virtual Hugs into real hugs
The receiver’s huggees will receive your hug request via HUGGSTER. Then, one of the huggees will deliver the hug in real life. This way, the world is gifted with an extra hug that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
Send and Receive hugs from far away
Choose your personal hug messengers (huggees) and you can receive real hugs from friends all over the world, and send them too!
Sending and receiving hugs is 100% free
Sending and receiving hugs with HUGGSTER is always free. You can choose from five predefined messages for your HugCard.
If you want to personalize the HugCard with your own text, you can upgrade the text or speech module for 4.99 USD per year.
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“I have been testing the app for a few days now. It feels great to be able to send hugs to and receive hugs from friends and family.
Everyone needs a hug every day. And the app makes it easy to send them.
This app is unique! And everyone will love it!”
“I tested the app and I think it’s great because I can always send a hug to my family members who live far away and also receive real hugs. I highly recommend the app, it’s just awesome.”
Ina & René
“We both downloaded HUGGSTER as a test version on our smartphones and saw how nice it is to just be hugged on behalf of someone who cares about you but is not around right now. It’s a very nice feeling… looking forward to lots of hugs in the future!”
“HUGGSTER, the unique way to be close to someone who is far away!
Thank you for this great idea of bringing people closer and always putting a smile on people faces!”
A Huggee is a “hug messenger”.
The person who hugs you in real life when someone sends you a hug. It’s best to choose people you see daily or regularly, such as family members, good friends, or colleagues.
A Huggee never knows who sent you a hug, they only receive a message that a hug is ready for you.
Of course, you are also the Huggee of your Huggee and will be notified when your Huggee receives a hug that you can then deliver in real life.
To send a hug, click on the “+” button at the bottom of the home page. A menu with five points will open, click on “send hug” here.
Now you are in your HUGGSTER friends list, select the person you want to give a hug to.
If you are not yet connected, click on “create ConnectCode” to connect with a new contact (this is only necessary once, then you are connected and you will find this person in your friends list).
In the next step you create your HugCard, which will be sent to the recipient of your hug after successful transmission.
Now you can send your hug.
At HUGGSTER, we take your personal data seriously. We want to make sure that your personal information stays private, that’s why we don’t want access to your phone’s contacts list to connect you with others.
That’s why we created the ConnectCode, a unique code that allows you to invite new Huggees or friends to your network. Sharing the ConnectCode is only necessary once per contact, and then you’re connected and able to send hugs to each other.
To send a first hug to a friend, you’ll generate a unique, personal ConnectCode and share it through a messenger of your choice with the person you want to invite. Once they enter the code in their HUGGSTER app, you’ll be connected.
On HUGGSTER, you’ll only see contacts you’ve connected with using the ConnectCode.
It depends on how often you see your Huggees. Once a hug is sent, all your Huggees will receive an anonymous message that a hug is waiting for you.
If a family member you live with is your Huggee, the hug can be delivered very quickly.
After one of your Huggees confirms the delivery, they will be reminded after 6 hours if they have already delivered the hug. They then have the option to release the hug and the request will be visible to all Huggees again and another Huggee can take on the request. This ensures that no hug is lost.