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One question that anyone using a check-in app has is “What are they doing with this data?” For as long as we’ve been busy checking in and sharing who we’re with, people have been thinking about how this data could be leveraged for something more useful than a virtual badge or title.

Gowalla attempts to answer this question. Previously an app that focused on the check-in, Gowalla is now using this information to generate travel guides for hot places all across the world. In this grand pivot, has Gowalla become something profoundly useful or lost some users?


Mobile app Piictu has been gaining some attention from the public in recent months. Since the app launched it has been in competition with other networks in the same niche, namely Instagram and even Twitter.

But Piictu has combined iOS mobile and camera functionality with the social networking craze. By using Piictu you have access to an entire community sharing their photos and streams across the globe, and their servers are loaded with tags and categories to sort and search out unique images. It’s practically an extensible mobile network of photographers! Find out more after the break.


Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Streamzoo. The developer describes Streamzoo as a mobile photo and video sharing app for iPhone and Android. It’s a great way to share and connect with people all over the world, discover interesting things and organize your mobile photos and videos with #hashtags.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


So you’re hanging out with a friend you haven’t seen for ages, and while eloquently discussing the ups and downs of the past few months it suddenly dawns on you that you don’t have his/her contact information! Sound familiar? Maybe not, but you have to admit that typing in someone’s contact details and then manually finding them on Facebook and Twitter seems a little cumbersome for people living in the age of the iPad.

There is a solution. Probability suggests that 68% of people reading this will already be familiar with Bump (just don’t ask me to show you how I worked that out!). It’s been around for a while and has gathered a strong following. Bump’s core purpose, as it seems to me, is to make your life easier while simultaneously making you feel like you’re living in the future.


If you’re an avid reader of Mac.AppStorm, you’ve probably heard me rave about Droplr for Mac a time or two. Today we’ll be taking a look at its new counterpart: Droplr for iPhone.

With the iPhone version, you get all of the same link sharing goodness wrapped up in a beautiful mobile interface. Read on to see what awesome features await!


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