Social Networking Apps
Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Google+ vs. Instagram. The list is never ending! For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Social Networking Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of social media and networking applications in the App Store.
fotobookr Turns Facebook into Photo Album
As a professional photographer, I’m drawn to photo-inspired apps. In the case of fotobookr, even if I didn’t have a bag full of lenses, I would still want this app for its simple and intuitive interface.
Shy Breaker Wants to Help Users Break the Ice
GPS based social networking is not really a new thing (think 4 Square and Facebook check-ins), but it’s a growing trend that existing and future social networking platforms alike will evolve in their own ways.
BusyBee is the First Business Social Networking App for iPhone
“Busy Bee” may be a common commercial moniker for everything from stores to auto repair shops, but the BusyBee iPhone app is definitely unique. Similar to LinkedIn in so far as the concept of business social networking, BusyBee has some real possibility and the potential to grow into something very productive.
Essential iPhone Apps for Social Media Addicts
The iPhone is dangerously conducive to an incurable case of Social Media Addiction. Symptoms of SMA include the inability to enter any establishment—even a dentist’s office or a Kinko’s—without checking in on Foursquare.
Make Texting Fun with TextPics
Texting enthusiasts certainly have an array of texting apps to choose from ranging from free texting applications over wi-fi to simple ascii art creators. Among the selections is TextPics – Creative SMS Art for iPhone Texting.
Texts from Last Night App Delights in Debauchery, and Lets Users Vote
If you're of a certain age—read: you're a college student—you likely already know all about Texts From Last Night, or TFLN for short. TFLN is a Webby Award-winning website, a popular Facebook group, a book, a soon-to-be TV series on the Fox network, and, now, an iPhone app.
Funny Status Updates for Facebook iPhone App
Funny Status Updates for Facebook is a third party application for iPhone that integrates with Facebook and gives users access to a collection of a witty quips, practical jokes and even a few pictures to post them as their status update.
GetGlue is Social Networking for Media Addicts
When I first came across GetGlue I thought, "Just what I need, another social network."
The last thing I wanted to do was open another social networking app from my iPhone and check in, "like" things and earn rewards.
HelloTXT Seeks to Streamline Social Media Posting
HelloTXT is designed to update your myriad of social networks from within one application. It is a great concept, but a bit buggy in its current form.
Earthquake Preparedness With iPhone and Quake SOS
Though I’ve seen a pretty wide variety of iPhone apps in every category and admittedly don’t know all of them by a long shot, Quake SOS is the first app I’ve seen that is designed for use in a natural disaster emergency.
LoKast is Quick and Easy File Sharing and Social Networking
For most iPhone users the ease of social networking is a blessing and a curse (don’t get caught at work). But however you look at it, new apps that break the social boundaries are emerging all the time.
Pushme.to Puts Free Text and MMS In Your Hands
Want to send text and multimedia messages but don’t want the often costly monthly bill? Check out Treebune’s Pushme.to Lite, a free messenger app that enables you to send free text and MMS messages whether you’re in North America or abroad.
Increase Your Political Awareness with Visible Vote Mobile
Are your government leaders paying attention to you? They should be – and now you can pay more attention to them with Visible Vote Mobile. Visible Vote gives you quick access to your representatives in Washington, shows their real-time approval rating based on other users, and shows you how they are voting on the issues that matter to you.
Talking Tweet - A Twitter Client That Talks
If you’re big on Twitter and following tweets and ever thought, “Wow, it would be so cool if I could hear tweets instead of reading them,” then check out Talking Tweet for iPhone. This app is designed as a Twitter client that vocalizes new tweets using speech synthesis, which is supposed to result in a natural sounding voice and translate text in foreign languages to English.
Riff Raters is Musical Social Networking
For those with musical talent or just an appreciation of musical ability, Riff Raters is a fairly new iPhone app that combines music with social networking. Riff Raters allows users to record and upload 20-second riffs, which, as the developer says, are like musical tweets.