|Blurtopia is the new addictive and social way to explore life’s little questions, anywhere. Blurtopia is a social Q&A community, in which you can instantly get feedback on the questions (we call them “Blurts”) on your mind. Pick from three different Blurt types – This/That, Rate 1-5 and Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down – add a photo and decide whether you want to post to just your friends or to the whole world. Feedback is instant, threaded, and conversational and includes a highly active chat system to keep the conversation going. So, whether you want to know which shoes to buy for tonight’s party, if pineapple on pizza is delicious or a sin, or whether the toilet paper should roll “over” or “under”, Blurtopia is the fun way to get answers to life’s little questions.Features:• 3 different question (Blurt) types – This/That, Rate 1-5 and Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down• Post Blurts to the whole Blurtopia community or just to friends• Send Blurts to friends not yet on Blurtopia to let them know you need help answering a question on your mind
• Search and answer Blurts based on specific topics through a tagging system
• Get instant results and feedback through a simple results screen and a fun chat system
• One tap posting to Twitter and Facebook to let your friends know you have something on your mind
• Answer Blurts from the whole community or just from friends through an addictive, one touch answering interface
Social Media News IOS app now available for download
|Social Media News has been bringing us local Australian content since May 2010 and today, David Cowling and his team from Social Media News Australia announced their brand new shiny IOS app – ready to download via iTunes. Not only are you getting awesome Australian Social Media Content, you get to keep up to date with all their latest news, you can share all stories via Facebook, Twitter or email them to a friend / colleague, get push notifications so your aware of all new content as it happens and it is compatible on all IOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (IOS 5 or later).
Soon, the Social Media News app will be getting the iPhone 5 update – more to come on that!
Now just to make this even sweeter, the new app from Social Media News is also free, so there is no excuse not to download it and keep up to date with all things happening in the social media world!
Get it today by clicking on the link below, visit their website and why not join their social media groups
|platform||IOS 5 or later – iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch|
What you will get extra in the free app is:
- SWIPE LEFT anywhere in the app to quickly see who is available to chat to and send them a message,
- ADD FRIENDS that you chat to the most to the top of your favourites,
- SHARE multiple photos,
- GIVE GIFTS to friends – this is only available to the United States,
- See who is ACTIVE when sending messages.
Download the Facebook iOS app via iTunes or update your current version on your iPhone.
Twitter has just announce that they have updated their iPad app. WOOHOO I hear you say…
So far there hasn’t been many favourable comments about it.
Customer Reviews on iTunes
A complete downgrade
by FU EA
The inability to directly open links from the timeline, plus the inability to browse the timeline while links load make this a huge step backward from the previous versions. What is twitter thinking lately? I gave it two stars because it is at least stable and things do seem to load a bit faster, but what was once a very useful client is now basically broken. And I’m reluctant to spend money on a third-party client, as twitter seems intent on eventually locking them all out. Again, what are they thinking?
I was pleased with the previous version. This update took a step back in my opinion.
i dont like it, v5
with the old version i was be able to watch a webpage and see all tweets on the left.. but now when i open a link just open a full view of the web page. I don’t like.
Some of the things which Twitter say are new in version 5 are:
- You can expand tweets with a single touch to see photo’s and media,
- See who has followed, mentioned, retweeted or favourited your tweets,
- See which accounts or tweets are favourited by your friends,
- See what topics are trending,
- Easily find accounts to follow,
- Add a new header photo,
- and other improvements, fixes and polishes.
Why not make up your mind and Download the new Twitter app for iPad now from iTunes, let us know what you think!
Google / YouTube have announced their new iPhone app. Could this be in preparation to the new iPhone 5? Rumours are that the native YouTube app on the iPhone is going to be scrapped.
Anyway, the new YouTube app can be download NOW from the app store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/youtube/id544007664
What is SoundGecko?
SoundGecko (www.SoundGecko.com) is a new app for the iPhone, it takes any website and converts the text to speech. It’s a great app for when you are out walking or driving to work and you don’t want to read a lot of text, so why not convert it to speech!
You can convert the website text to speech in two easy ways. Email the Link or use the Chrome Applet, Heres how to convert it:
Email the link:
Use the Chrome Applet
Email receipts can be sent to you to confirm your recordings, these will be sent to the account which you have signed up with. You can turn this service on or off within the preferences tab on the SoundGecko website.
SoundGecko does a really great job at encoding text to speech and sounds quiet natural too.
From reading the SoundGecko website, the service is currently free at the moment but they are developing more functions and later on, this will turn into a paid service. Even if it was a paid service, i would look at paying for it. I wish i had something which was this easy for me to use when i was at university, all those websites i had to read over and over to study for exams, this site would have come in handy. Now, i am always surfing the net as part of my job, this is going to make my job a lot easier!
Check SoundGecko out at www.soundgecko.com
*** UPDATE: 5th August, 2012 ***
SoundGeck just announce an update with the following details:
and guess what, SoundGEcko are listening to customer suggestions… so if you want to improve it, let them know, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or Follow @soundgecko
|What do you think of SoundGecko? Leave us a comment and rate the app using the “User Rating” Above.|
|For those tired of Facebook, there is a new friend in town by the name of Google Plus. It has taken off by storm with over 10 million users signing up the first week. People are now familiar with sights such as MySpace and Facebook, so new users are not uncomfortable with navigating around a new social network. I find that people who are tired with the privacy issues of other social media sites are finding Google+ a refreshing new find.One of the coolest things about Google Plus is the feature known as “Circles”. You can now classify people into certain circles such as “friends”, “work” and “family”. You can read the feeds from everyone with one main feed or you can just read the updates from a certain circle. This is a nice streamline feature so you have the option to just keep up with the feeds of your choice. While in a one circle, you will get notifications below to let you know you have messages from other circles. Also, a great feature of the circles is that when you post a status update it will give you the option of which circles you want the update to post to. You can also select for it to post to a single circle, person or multiple circles. This is perfect if you don’t want your comment to be seen by work aquaintances and only shared with your friends or family. The chat feature is great and you can choose to chat within a certain circle or with the entire group.The streaming of the conversations is awesome with the fact that all new posts will show up at the top of the feeds with no need to search through all the pages to get the latest updates.
Photo sharing is easy and you have the choices of which circles you want to share your photos with. You can just drag and drop photos straight from your desktop into Google Plus, use their upload feature to browse pictures from your computer or upload straight from an Android or IOS app.
Two great features that the other social media sites don’t offer is something called Hangouts and Sparks. Hangouts takes chat to a whole new level with the option to video chat with a group of friends or a circle all on one screen. You will start a hangout and then invite friends or an entire circle to join, however only 10 can video chat at one time. With Sparks you can read content from the web that you are interested in without leaving your social network. Both of these make Google Plus stand out above the rest.
To download Google Plus, go to www.Google.com and type in Google Plus. On the top right hand corner, you will see a red sign up box. Follow the instructions to download Google + to your computer and you are on to a whole new, fresh social network experience.
|platform||Browser, Android, IOS|