Posts Taggedsocial networking
Most Nickelback fans I know are addicted to their music, but ashamed to admit it. That’s how I feel about Facebook. There’s so much I hate about it, but I’m addicted. It’s an easy way to keep up with my friends and acquaintances.
However, one of the things I hate about Facebook is the mobile app. Until recently, it felt like Facebook really missed a ton of great design possibilities. That being said, I like trying out other takes on what Facebook could be like on a mobile device. Spatio is a whole different take on Facebook: it’s Holo-themed, supports multiple accounts and offers a whole different take on your Newsfeed. Is it for you? Read on to find out. (more…)
Recently, app.net (shortened to ADN) opened its floodgates and started handing out free accounts, via invitation only. Given that the “Twitter clone that’s not just a Twitter clone” is starting to get a lot more populated, it seemed like an apt time to look for a great ADN client on Android.
Despite its so-called “beta status” and comparably high cost of entry, Robin is a standout option and may be the best app in its class. It’s easily the best beta experience I’ve ever had with any software. It offers a list of features a mile long, native tablet support, and developers who are interested in pushing the app forward. Read on to find out what makes Robin for app.net so special.
Social media has been a fundamental part of life on the Internet since before the rise of the tablet, therefore being one of the natural categories of apps on such devices. As no one wants to sever all their social connections just because they’ve decided to jump onto their tablet, in this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best social apps available for your Android tablet.
Twitter is awesome. Google+ is great for photographs and deep discussions from geeks of all kinds – and it has a fantastic Android app – but Twitter is still the king when it comes to quick bites of info, breadth vs. depth, and commentary on what’s happening right now.
Here’s a collection of Android enthusiasts that I enjoy following on Twitter. I hope you find a few new tweeps to follow, and I hope you’ll share your favourites with me, too!
Foursquare lets you view your friends’ opinions on various stores, restaurants, and other types of attractions. Its main function is to help you find new and exciting places to visit, and to discover what your friends think about them. This app takes the popular check-in feature of Facebook and brings it to a whole new level.
The most well-known feature of Foursquare is how it lets you earn points and badges for checking in and posting comments. This, in turn, can lead to discounts offered exclusively to Foursquare users. It also has the ability to determine which one of your friends are near you or doing similar things, making it a perfect tool for keeping in touch with your friends and what they are doing.
I have too many people that aren’t my friends on Facebook. Instead of a place that allows me to share my life with my closest friends and family, Facebook feels more like a restaurant where everyone that you have ever known keeps trying to sit at your table. Old friends, friends of friends, and people that I don’t even know have all been added, deleted, replaced, and ignored.
Path aims to solve this problem. Instead of allowing (or encouraging) me to have four hundred friends, Path wants me to share with the people that really, genuinely matter to me. Is this new app (and its philosophy) going to make its way onto your phone? Let’s find out.
As a foodie, I was really excited by the idea of Foodspotting: take a photo of your meal whenever you’re out to dinner, and share it with the world; then, browse photos of dishes other people have tagged to see what looks good around you. There are plenty of websites and apps that aggregate reviews of restaurants’ decor, service, atmosphere, and general food quality, and mini-reviews of the menu items themselves should complement this nicely.
Unfortunately, the Android app has a few flaws that keep it from living up to its potential. Read on to find out what they are, and whether that’s a big deal.
In the last week or so, we saw the launch of Google+, alongside a truly excellent Android-only app for the service; Facebook announced their new Skype integration, allowing for video chat directly in the website; and President Obama answered a few questions that were submitted via Twitter.
It’s no surprise I’ve got social networking on the brain.
I use it a lot. I’m on Twitter and Facebook (as is Android.AppStorm), and Google+, and that alone takes a lot of my time. But I know some people use even more, like Tumblr, or SoundCloud (which we reviewed earlier today).
It’s awesome to be able to post a quick question to Twitter while on the move, or snap a photo of something in town and share it with my local friends via Facebook. At least, I think it is. How many of you agree? Vote in the poll to let us know! And if you want to connect with other Android.AppStorm readers, leave your Twitter IDs, Facebook URLs, Google Profile links — or whatever else you use — in the comments below.
There is no lack of Twitter clients in any platform. Many of the Twitter clients are cross-platform and available across major platforms. Cross-platform apps help to maintain the familiar interface and make user experience as smoother as possible. Last year, Twitter bought popular third party apps and consolidated its position in the mobile apps market by making them free.
Android got a very official client too. While the experience was bearable, it was still sub-par in comparison to the official iOS client. Twitter for Android got a major update few days ago; let’s take a look at whether the new version meets user expectations. (more…)