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Gvidi - Leading International Mobile Personalized Restaurant Guide Lands In The US

Gvidi - Leading International Mobile Personalized Restaurant Guide Lands In The US

Hold onto your tastebuds! Gvidi, a leading international personalized restaurant guide has expanded to the US. The free iPhone app features a massive directory of bar, restaurant, and cafe locations, photos, and reviews made really intelligent by Gvidi's personalized search score. Based on your searching, location, interests, and social profiles, Gvidi recommends the best food locations fitting your tastes. Every recommended restaurant is given a percentage score based on its fit to your individual preferences and can be filtered across multiple criteria (WiFi, working hours, playground, non-smoking, and more).

At a time when the explosion of data around us is making our lives more complex, Gvidi is making finding a place to eat simple by forecasting your personal sympathies for each food location nearby. 


Backdoor—YouTell's Teenage Entrepreneur Creates Anonymous Messaging App

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Backdoor (free), which works with Facebook and Google+ sign-in, is a social-messaging app created by Daniel Singer, the teenage co-founder of YouTell. YouTell is an anonymous web service that allows you to invite friends to comment, without revealing their identity, on questions you present to them. The idea is that they can answer your questions truthfully while remaining anonymous. 

Backdoor provides a similarly anonymous messaging service that your friends can use to text you. The hook is the unknown identity of your texters, with in-app purchases required to unlock clues to their true identity. 



Facebook for iOS Adds Checkmarks for Verified Celebrities

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Facebook's newest update for iOS includes blue check marks for verified celebrities, public figures, and brands. Facebook announced the verified pages and profiles back in May, similar to verified accounts used by Twitter and Pinterest.

Facebook says verified pages are reserved for those belonging to "a small group of prominent public figures, such as celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses," with a large following. Facebook eventually added the update to profiles as well.

Not all authentic pages on Facebook are verified based on number of followers, contact information, etc.



View All Your Social Media In One Place with Socialblend for iOS

View All Your Social Media In One Place with Socialblend for iOS

FLING SOFT LLC - PORTLAND, OREGON - JUNE 25, 2013 - Founded in 2008 to provide top quality mobile applications, Fling Soft today announces the availability of Socialblend for the iPhone and iPod touch. Socialblend provides a single unified view into all of your social media services including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.


Viralheat Lets Businesses Feel Social Media Burn

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Businesses need to manage social media in an efficient and effective way. As popular client software like TweetDeck—once a cross-platform social media management tool of choice—became the captive property of Twitter, such social media management apps options narrowed.

Enter Viralheat (free). Viralheat is an app and service that offers comprehensive management of all major social networks. The iPhone app offers the ability to create posts for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Facebook pages associated with an account. The application also permits the future scheduling of posts.  

Getting started with the app is as simple as creating a new Viralheat account or logging in with Twitter or Facebook (I always recommend a separate account should any party involved become untrustworthy).



iOS 7 to Expand Social Networks with Flickr & Vimeo Integration

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The popularity of social networking sites and smart mobile devices are growing side by side, and 91 percent of mobile Internet usage now involves social media activities. Apple knows the importance of social media and has made it extremely easy for users to access and share to Facebook and Twitter directly from their iPhones, iPads, or iPods. With iOS 6, users can manage their social media accounts right from the settings menu.

Apple is keenly aware of the social sharing habits of its users, and with iOS 7, Vimeo and Flickr will get special treatment generally reserved for Facebook and Twitter. Twitter was the first to find a place in the heart of Apple's operating system—integrated with iOS 5—whereas Facebook had to wait for iOS 6. Mainly for users with Chinese settings, Apple also has integrated Sina Weibo. These features are immensely popular with Apple mobile users and the rumors that Apple may integrate other social media websites in future seem plausible.



InstaDo: A new fun iOS App gets you out of the Friend Zone!

InstaDo: A new fun iOS App gets you out of the Friend Zone!

InstaDo: Friend Zone is Over through Fun Flirt and Easy Social Dating is a great app for anyone who's tired of always ending up being friend zoned. Users can safely ask Facebook friends through a fun way, choosing between an old fashioned style or a direct approach.

You can invite them to coffee, dinner, movie or directly to do it, they will receive a private Facebook message, but they will never ever see your choice. If they're interested too they can answer and a match is done on the softest pick between the two. Chat opens up so you can plan your date. You can download the App for free on AppStore and you can read more about InstaDo here.


The Connect: A New App Combines Your Social Networks Into One Easy App

The Connect: A New App Combines Your Social Networks Into One Easy App

The Connect is a social networking app that combines the feeds from your favorite social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, into one easy, convenient and Free iPhone and iPad app. Users can also post updates, photos and videos to your social networks simultaneously or individually with just the press of a button.


App News: Flipboard Update; Snoop Lion Launches App; The Walking Dead on Sale

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New apps and updates are coming out all the time, and this week there are some especially exciting developments. The must-have social news app Flipboard received its most significant update ever, allowing users to create and share their own magazines. Rap/Reggae icon Snoop Lion launched his new app, Snoop Lion's Reincarnated. There's also big news for gamers — The Walking Dead is on sale!



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