Apps: Social Networking
(photo courtesy of apple.com)
Probably the best thing about having access to every type of social media outlet on your phone is being able to connect to the world. Every single day there are more and more ways to contact people from places you never even knew existed. This application will help you do this in a fun, exciting way.
Considering how many apps are available in the Apple app store, not to mention how many are actually on my iPhone (close to 300), it's a bit daunting of a task to come up with only 10 apps to recommend here and now! There are simply so many amazing and award-winning apps out there and each is suited to an individual uniquely.
The best thing about the app store is that there are so many to chose from. Two of the biggest categories that continue to grow in the app store are social media, and games. They are most definitely interchangeable for number one at times though. What could possibly be an app that would be the best of both worlds? A fusion of both.
I wrote an article for our magazine about video aggregation apps, and of course it's now already out of date. These apps are like the wildly popular Flipboard app, but just for video. And they're fun. Showyou was the first to appear last year, and now a new version has just been released that is increasingly similar to the popular Flipboard interface. I also very much like Plizy.
This time of year, people get excited about the Super Bowl, if for nothing else, than the commercials. But still, even the best commercials are one-way and non-interactive. At CES, I got a chance to meet with Blippar
, an augmented reality mobile advertising firm.
The facebook cover designer app makes creating great looking profile pictures or timeline covers quick and easy, right from your iPhone. Since the new timeline profile feature came out on facebook there have been a few different places on the net which allow you to create some custom timelines, but there was never anything that could work right on your phone. This was a big problem for many people since the majority of pictures taken and used on facebook today are shot right from phones or other camera enabled smart phones.
Twitter, Facebook, and the like are all decent ways to stay in touch with people you already know about, but Roamz has solved a problem you might not have known you had. What happens when you're traveling? What if there are time-sensitive events happening near you, but you don't follow those related social networking accounts?
Finally: an Official Facebook App
I live on Facebook. Seriously, I do. I’ve spent the last year writing two books about Facebook, written countless blog posts, and done tons of research on it. When I was out and about with my phone or iPad, interacting with Facebook on a browser or through a third-party app was a limiting experience. I reviewed the previously available apps for viewing Facebook in the July/August Issue of iPhone Life magazine. At that time Friendly (Free, iPad only: app2.me/3814) was my top choice.