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.
Skype Brings Its Free Calls, IM, to iPhone
There was a big splash when Skype was announced for the iPhone. It seemed like the perfect combination. The device that revolutionized smart phones paired up with the service that has changed how some make calls and instant message. But does it work?
Whrrl Wants to Know Your Story
Facebook and Twitter are built on the idea of short quips about your thoughts and activities. Twitter asks, "What are you doing?" Facebook wants to know, "What's on your mind?" Instead Whrrl asks, "What's your story?" This upstart social network seeks to add some depth (if that term can really be applied to social networking) to your online life.
AIM Frees Your Instant Messaging
AIM - Instant messaging has never been one of the iPhone's strengths. Apple's limitations on allowing apps to run in the background means that you can't receive an IM notification while you are working within another program.
TextFree Unlimited Feels Like A Let Down After The Hype
Pinger, known for its popular iPhone interface, has developed an application that many users are clamoring to message boards and review sites to cheer as another great innovation. Supporting America's pastime, texting, with a contract free, low cost iPhone/iPod utility, TextFree Unlimited gives the user unlimited messages, albiet with limited texting capabilities, at no per message cost.
Peek: Curious? Take a Peek at this Social Networking App
If you feel that you can never have too many social networking apps, you're in luck — another one has just sprung up.
Peek (by Agile Dimension) is a social networking app that lets you find other users in your area (or anywhere, really), who can share photos and things on their profiles.
Statuso Streamlines Your Social Networking Updates
Ever struggle with trying to update all of your social networks at the same time? Statuso offers a solution. This new app provides one screen for updating your status on Twitter, Facebook, Yammer and Friendfeed. And the developers promise that this is just the start. More social networks are on the way, including the possibliity of more functionality within the different networks.
GeoTweeter: Where You Are When You're On The Move
GeoTweeter — Confession time: I am obsessed with Twitter. The ability to send all my friends real-time updates about what I'm doing or thinking, combined with the opportunity to hear the intimate thoughts of Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz or The Office's Rainn Wilson, is just the sort of technology I can really get behind.
SimplyTweet Shows Promise as Twitter App
Sometimes the large number of Twitter messages arriving on your iPhone can be a bit overwhelming. SimplyTweet attempts to fix that by arranging your "tweets" into a conversation-like view. It makes for a fresh, readable interface that makes scrolling through messages a breeze. However, a lack of other features keep this from being among the top tier of the other offerings available in the Apple App Store.
helloCards are Simple Greetings With Photo Capability
helloCards - If you find the concept of electronic greeting cards useful, or even preferable, then what could be better than an app that lets you create and send one right from your iPhone? Along the same lines as HiCard Suite, helloCards by Luxious Labs features numerous categories of ecards that can be personalized and sent right from your iPhone.
Tweetie is the Only Twitter Client You Need
Do we really need another twitter client for the iPhone? If you are considering Tweetie, the answer is yes. When I started using Tweetie by atebits, this app felt familiar and comfortable, like I had been using it all along as my primary twitter client.
Tweetion App Updates Twitter and Facebook
Tweetion by Joggame is the latest in a line of Twitter apps available for the iPhone. Twittering continues to grow in popularity for individuals who want to send what-are-you-doing updates to their friends like “I just noticed I have split ends.” In marketing seminars, business people are hearing that Twitter is currently the hottest marketing tool in the social networking sphere.
BeeJive, When IM Matters More than Anything Else
There's been a lot of buzz about Beejive's BeeJiveIM lately. That's easy to understand because BeeJiveIM with Push is a very capable IM app. It puts everything IM-ish under one roof, which other IM apps don't do quite as well.
Twittelator Pro Nearly Perfect For Serious Messaging
Twittelator Pro offers an incredible amount of features all in one Twitter app. If you are looking for one application to handle all your twittering needs it would be hard to go wrong with this app. Yet a few glitches keep it from being the "perfect 10" that it is capable of.
hiCard Sends Greetings for All Seasons, All Reasons
It's always fun to get mail. Whether it's regular old snail mail or a digital notecard, it's nice to know that someone is "Thinking of You." HiCard Suite is the best app I've seen to send electronic greetings.
Pinger Phone Wraps It all Up in One Integrated Package
Pinger Phone is designed to integrate instant messaging and social networking into the iPhone experience, says Joe Sipher, a co-founder of Pinger. IM offers presence (the ability to know who is actively online), is faster and can be cheaper than text messaging, Sipher argues.