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Friday, 31 December 2010

First Past The Post - Facebook As A Newspaper

Tired of the same old user interface? Want a different look for your Facebook page for the New Year? 

PostPost is an interesting app. and realtime 'social newspaper' that works well with Google Chrome and Firefox.

The first version of PostPost was created as a weekend project by entrepreneur Peter Yared, VP of Apps at Webtrends and it has since been distributed by TigerLogic.

One of PostPost's main attractions is that it is interactive. The boxes realign themselves based on the size of your screen /browser.

PostPost's aim is to create a real-time dashboard which allows the user to quickly skim relevant passages of text from friends and clump similar content together so it's easier to read.

Watch videos inline, comment, like posts without having to leave the page you are viewing. There is also the ability to moderate what volume of content appears and to cut down noise.
All in all a nice change compared to the regular Facebook design options.
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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Standing Out From The Flowd

Armin van BuurenThere's not a day goes by when something new appears on the app. horizon. One recent addition from Denmark is Flowd, a sort of 'FourSquare for bands and fans' to get together.

Flowd is a location-based mobile application that facilitates conversations between music acts and their fans. Through Flowd, fans can keep up with their favorite music acts’ latest news, views, tours and offers. Flowd also provides an easy way to connect with friends, places and parties. Flowd is currently the location-based mobile app of choice of Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz and The Wanted

There is a real opportunity for niche players such as this. Mashable's review of this geolocation app. highlights the core functionality:

"Any band — from up-and-comers to established acts — can sign up for Flowd via its website, where they can set up a profile complete with a bio, photo, skins that fans can apply to their own app pages (which can vary from device to device) and a welcome message that fans will receive upon following the artist in question. That artist can also add tour dates via an integration with Google Maps that pins the event in question to a physical location. Fans can then check in to that location"

Flowd is somewhat similar in concept to an app. developed by Nine Inch Nails back in 2009 and which was covered in a report by

Flowd has few of the larger acts signed up at present which limits its appeal but it might be a good space to spot up-and-comers?
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