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Ipetitions

Free Online Petition Builder


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Published 03/14/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

iPetitions is a tool that lets users create and share online petitions. The user supplies petition information, enters their contact details and shares their petition with others. The site lets users create petitions for free. New users do not have to have any petition writing experience to create a petition using iPetition. The application walks the user through the process so all necessary information is included. The site boasts a number of success stories, including a petition for the release of Gulnaz which was featured on Reuters, BBC, MSNBC and CNN as well as a petition to stop the execution of convicted murderer Linda Anita Carty. The homepage includes a list of featured, top and recently created petitions.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

iPetitions appeared in 1998. It is a part of Angle Three Associates, LLC. The application was designed to give the average internet user a way to build a petition and possibly bring about a change or further a cause. The website currently boasts more than 17 million signatures collected by user created petitions. The website is very popular, which averages more than 100,000 unique monthly visitors. iPetitions hasn’t made many media appearances, but continues to offer a popular service to users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Petitions have been used for centuries as a way for the masses to share their opinions with authorities and other high ranking individuals. The concept was introduced to the web a long time ago as well. The service offered by iPetitions isn’t unique on a basic level. The application puts its own spin on the process by making it extremely easy to create and share petitions online. Users only have to supply the information and iPetitions generates the finished document for them. The user doesn’t have to have any prior petitioning experience to use iPetitions.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

iPetitions utilizes a professional design with a sleek, modern logo and images of people throughout. The user interface is designed for individuals with no petition experience and minimal tech knowledge. By keeping things simple and straightforward in its design, iPetitions makes it easy for almost anyone to create and distribute a petition online. The petition creation form fits comfortably in with the style of the site, creating a seamless experience that is as use friendly as petition creation can get.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for an iPetitions account by clicking the white “Register” link in the upper, right hand corner (inside the narrow blue banner). The next page asks the user to provide an email address, first and last name, password and verification code (to prove that the user is human). After checking the terms of service agreement box and submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their email for a confirmation message before logging in. A blue button is available above the form for users who prefer to sign up with a Facebook account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can join iPetitions for free. There is no charge to create a basic petition. The site doesn’t put any limitations on the petition, however there are advertisements present in some areas. All users are given free access. The site mentions the option of a fully customizable, advertisement-free petition option for a fee. A formatted hardcopy version of a petition can also be purchased for an additional fee. The user must contact iPetition to discuss the cost of these extra services.

Who would you recommend the application to?

iPetitions is a great tool for anyone who has a cause they want to further but little to no petitioning experience. Users can visit the site and generate a free petition quickly and painlessly. The site offers a few extra services at a fee on a user-by-user basis. The interface is well-organized and streamlines the petition creation process for all users. Users can browse existing petitions or get started on their own.

  • New users can register with their Facebook credentials
  • Free petitions can be created and shared online
  • Multiple petitions can be created on one account
  • Existing petitions can be browsed, read and signed
  • Petitions can be signed manually or with Facebook


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