|Developer(s)||Raya App, LLC|
|Initial release||March 2015|
|Platform||iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch|
Raya is a private, membership-based social network application for iOS, first launched in 2015. The application was initially a dating app, but added features to promote professional networking for members of the entertainment industry. Membership in Raya costs $8 per month. To join Raya, users must be referred by an existing member, and then their application is voted on by a membership committee. The acceptance rate for Raya membership applications is approximately eight percent. In addition to subscription fees, the company also charges for sponsored placement of user requests.
Some notable Raya users include: Ben Affleck, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Nicole Byer, Keke Palmer, Sharon Stone, Moby, Lily Allen, Cara Delevingne, Matthew Perry, Raven-Symoné, Niall Horan, and Bob Saget.
Raya is not advertised, and asks that its celebrity users don't mention it by name. If a user screenshots a profile, the app warns them that they may be removed from the platform.
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