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There are more Twitter clients available for iPhone than you can shake a stick at, and some of them are quite powerful. For a new Twitter app to break through the noise, it has to do something differently. It has to make the Twitter experience feel new, fresh and unique — a tall order when the communication exchanged doesn’t change from app to app.
Most Twitter apps try to make it as easy as possible to communicate with other people online. Slices‘ priority is similar, yet different. Its primary goal is to act as both a discovery tool and a sophisticated newsfeed that allows you to easily group your Twitter feed into different categories — called “slices,” of course — that are similar to Twitter’s built-in lists feature. Let’s find out more after the break. (more…)
Nothing brings people together quite the way music does. And the people at Schematic Labs know this, which is why they developed SoundTracking, an app that allows users to share with their friends and other SoundTrackers exactly what it is they’re listening to and loving, moment by moment.
You can tag songs, discover new music, add captions to tracks and build the soundtrack to your life with SoundTracking in a very musical — and visual — way. Click “more” to see for yourself. (more…)
An increasing number of apps are focused on making it easier for users to share their photos across social networks. Enter Typic, the latest one to enter the ring. Not only does it let you apply a filter to your image and share it with friends, you can also add your own caption in a gorgeous script.
So how does the app stack up compared to the rest of the crowd? Click “more” to check out the walk-through. (more…)
Now that iPhones have a void formerly filled by the Youtube app, video enthusiasts are being forced to get their fix via other means. Some of these alternatives aren’t dedicated solely to the experience of watching hilarious videos, but also to spreading those LOLs all around the internet.
It’s no secret that the Internet is getting more social, and that some of the most recognized individuals are the people who are able to leverage their social authority to become tastemakers and thought-leaders. If you take a step back, you can even tell that the social media networks that were once thought to be designed to keep you in touch with your friends are now more obviously serving a different purpose: linking you with various (or your own) brands and catalyzing word-of-mouth advertising.
But without a definitive metric with which to measure this influence, improving your social dominance can be confusing and frustrating. There have been several attempts to quantify social media “influence,” but one of the most successful thus far is Klout. Klout is a service that aggregates your social media interactions across various services, and uses a set of algorithms to give you a score based on how influential you are.
Klout recently released their long awaited iPhone app, so let’s take a look. (more…)
Recently, I reviewed an niche social networking app called Oink, which let’s you share the things you love with friends. Mainly, Oink is used to share a specific item, such as a Big Mac at McDonald’s or your favorite cup of coffee at the local diner. While Oink fills this particular niche nicely, other apps are available in the App Store that fill the roll other social niches. Instagram, for example, allows users to share photographs, and a little-known but highly usable app called Peepapp allows you to share the apps you’ve installed on your iPhone.
While food, photos and apps (especially apps) are great to share with friends, music is often one the most shared topics of discussion. Enter SoundTracking, the nifty little app that helps you “share the soundtrack of your life.”
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting FitRabbit. The developer describes FitRabbit as an app that makes fitness into a social game. Unlike its competitors, it leverages the social network. FitRabbit’s prizes reward consuming high quality foods and exercising consistently, rather than weight loss or calorie restriction. Unlike other apps, FitRabbit is useful without being distracting. It provides calories per serving information and a heartrate monitor.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
There are people who play around with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, and then there are those who have made a career out of posting online. For a long time, people in both camps had to use multiple sites or programs to access the various networks, but today there’s HootSuite for Twitter, which contrary to the name, puts all of your social networks in one convenient location.
But is it right for you? Let’s take a peek under the hood and find out after the jump.
Countless entrepreneurs have set out to make their fortunes with the same idea: social media aggregation. The basic idea behind this movement is that you, the user, are overwhelmed by all of your social information. Every day you have to go through the hassle of checking your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Gowalla and other accounts and would like nothing better than to save yourself the trouble of app-hopping and get it all in one convenient place.
The argument seems sound doesn’t it? So why don’t we use these tools? Sure, we try them all and briefly maintain patronage, but in the end most of us end up using separate methods to access our various social networks. I believe there are several reasons for this phenomenon, the first of which is a modified version of an effect that has been present in technology for decades.