Analysis Media Social apps

Both a unique marketing tool and a fun photosharing surprise

Rickrolling was a phrase that came about because of a unique piece of music marketing some years ago. Some genius marketer came up with a 'bait and switch' concept that provided a hyperlink being triggered when a person clicked on an interesting picture. Rather than the link taking them where they were expecting to go, it took them to a music video by British singer Rick Astley and his hit single "Never Gonna Give You Up." People who clicked were known as rickrollers. The campaign was hailed as an innovative - if rather sneaky - marketing success and had the effect of rejuvenating ...  More

snicKer social photo crop tool Jul 15th 2015

A simple, fun and free app to remind you of everything that you need to do

Aaahh, life used to be so simple, didn't it? It used to be that we could rely on our memory, a diary or copious post-it notes plastered all over the fridge to remind us of the things that we or our family and friends need to do. But these days we all seem to be so busy that it's hard to keep on top of everything. Whether it be birthdays and anniversaries, upcoming bills, business meetings or scholastic events, it's a pain if they get lost in your busy schedule. What we all really need is a personal assistant to guide us through the day.  More

WakesApp Jun 15th 2015

A free, fully customizable forum and commentary box for your website

Its a strange thing but the comments box at the bottom of a website page often offers some of the most incisive comments that you can find. I don't know about you but it's often the first thing I look at after perusing a page about a product or service. Sometimes there are a few iffy comments in there but, generally speaking, you can find out tips and recommendations and it's a really good way for developers to find out what their visitors are really thinking. It's also an opportunity to answer queries as well as engaging your community and keeping them interested in what you have to say. ...  More

Muut Mar 24th 2015

Automated, high quality social media content at the bang of a drum

The issue of posting relevant and interesting content to your social media accounts can be a time consuming exercise. It's not so bad for big business who can have a whole team dedicated to the process. But, if you are the social media manager of a small business or a solo entrepreneur you are going to spend a lot of time searching up the right posts to keep your Twitter and Facebook visitors happy. DrumUp is a free, fully customizable social media management tool that will present you with excellent relevant content and engaging stories of interest that will automatically feed into your ...  More

DrumUp Feb 23rd 2015

Track and record your happiness and spread a little smile

The world is not a very happy place right now. Just look at the news. There's trouble in the Middle East and Europe, and Africa is a minefield just waiting to explode. The fact is, as individuals, we can't really have much control over what's happening in the word. We can have some control in our own individual happiness, however. MyHappiness is a social self-help application for iOS and Android that can be used as a personal happiness trainer as well as a platform to keep a record of your happy times and your not-so-happy times. This fun set of tools will store your inspirational photos ...  More

MyHappiness Sep 9th 2014

Create a social network to show off your selfies in real-time

If someone asks you whether you've been 'whese-ing' these days, you might be mistaken into thinking that they were inquiring about your health. However, there's another use of the word that has less to do with the state of your health and more to do with your state of your social selfie. Whese is a new, free photo-sharing application for iOS that throws the word 'whese-ing' into our online vocabulary. This simple to use, real-time app is ideal for the serial selfie taker and allows users to share every moment of their lives with their Whese friends. Add a few details to your photos - maybe ...  More

Whese Aug 31st 2014

The first online and in-person game to use GIFs to get your message across

It's not easy to come up with an original game concept these days. YIX is a new game for iOS that actually manages to come up with something a little bit different to keep us amused. Well, to be honest, you can't really call this entertaining and very social game truly original because it's origins lie in games like Cards Against Humanity and Apples To Apples but, with it's use of animated GIFs rather than cards, it offers a unique take on a fun and often hilarious piece of entertainment that you can play with family and friends.   The creation and consumption of GIFs has risen to ...  More

YIX Jul 13th 2014

Get social while you find great new movies

It seems to get more and more difficult to find a really good movie these days - especially if your taste runs to more than multi million dollar blockbusters that seem to dominate the multiplexes. There used to be the local DVD store down the road that would always have someone working that knows their stuff but they are few and far between in the digital age. So there needs to be another knowledge base of good films to tap into that ensures that lesser known masterpieces like Donnie Darko and Cloud Atlas don't slip through the cracks. We've seen plenty of movie recommendation apps over ...  More

movienr Jun 6th 2014

A social network where you can share your gripes with like-minded people

Do your friends think of you as a bit of a whinger? Do you look at the world as a cup half empty rather than one that is half full? Do you find yourself constantly posting things that you have a bit of a beef about on your social networks? Are your friends threatening to unfriendly you? Do you wonder why no one seems to be listening? Well, forget about the regular social networks - if your friends only want to post pictures of their babies or what they ate tonight, that's their problem. Now there's a social network that was built for people like us. Vent is a new news and social media app ...  More

Vent - Get it off your chest May 9th 2014

Turn your Instagram photos into real-life, coffee-table books

Some people are immensely proud of their Instagram photos - and rightly so. They can be spread the length and breadth of the Internet and shared via your favorite social networks. But are they just spur of the moment event that is merely discarded when your feed disappears from view or are they a lasting memory of your life? In reality, they are the latter and actually document our everyday lives. So, how about turning those pictures into a real, coffee table book so all those memories are captured forever? BooksTo.Me is a new photo application that turns your precious Instagram photos ...  More

BooksTo.Me Apr 26th 2014

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