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.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "social nets."
Storyz - An Innovative Social Network For Sharing Topical Ideas
Storyz is a new social networking service that allows the user to create new or add to existing topics. Storyz is somewhat of a combination of twitter and an online forum. The iPhone and iPod touch app allows you to make updates on the fly, similar to apps like Twitterific and Tumble.
WhosHere gets 60,000 Users in a Week: MySpace 2.0?
WhosHere is a recently launched social networking app that reminds us a lot of the original MySpace.
- bad design. check. like MySpace, WhosHere does not let design (or features) get in the way.
PhotoSwap Shows Weird Social Networking Potential of iPhone
PhotoSwap is about a month old, and was written up recently in Wired. The idea is unique — you take a picture with your iPhone, submit it, and you receive a random picture back. Generally, the pictures aren't particularly interesting (computer screens, offices, apartments, etc..), but some are quite innovative.
Yahoo One Connect proves Yahoo doesn't get Social Networking
Yahoo One Connect is an ambitious, and very good looking app. Unfortunately it is close to useless for most people.
The idea of the app is to bring all of your contacts in one place: and by "all" they mean the following social networks and services: Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Friendster, Twitter, YouTube, LastFM and Flickr.
NrMe is a Ghost Town
I like the idea of "NrMe" -- a place where users on the iPhone can chat based on location. Specifically, NrMe shows posts within a certain 9 block geo location. The idea, in theory at least, is that you can get information about clubs, bars etc...
Loopt Could be Good Some Day -- Not Today
Mike Arrington of TechCrunch is correct in saying that GPS could be one of the killer apps of social networking, and that the heavyweights such as MySpace and Facebook ignore it at their own peril.
LinkedIn Releases App for iPhone
LinkedIn, the leader in business social networking (at least in the US), has launched an iPhone version of its popular web service. Much like Facebook, the main function of this app is to provide a quick way to contact people that you have connected with online, but you don't have an up-to-date email address for.
Facebook for iPhone - Who Needs The Web Version?
If, like me you are a heavy Facebook user, the Facebook app for the iPhone is a must have. Of course, it's completely free. And it's so good, you may never go back to the Facebook website again.