Marketing Media Social apps

The next generation of customer support and website communication

One of the great things about bricks and mortar retail is the communication and rapport that can be built up between a store and its customers. A few simple words here and there can be the difference between a one-off shopping experience and a regular customer who comes back again and again. This is one aspect of online shopping that tends to get lost. There are so many alternative sites out there delivering similar products and services that customer loyalty is a tricky one to maintain. So, it's nice to see an app coming out that encourages customer interaction and makes the visitor seem ...  More

Nudgespot Messenger Mar 9th 2016

A group trip planner that solves four familiar problems

Over the years we've seen hundreds of travel apps pass through the offices of FeedMyApp for review. I don't quite know why it is but I can honestly say that we've loved most of them. Maybe it is that hankering to get away from our humdrum lives and find a nice desert island somewhere to relax on - somewhere that’s away from wars, politicians and the Kardashians. We'd probably all go away together if it wasn't for the fact that it's a pain in the ass to organize.  More

GrupTrip Feb 23rd 2016

A social community for the writers amongst us

There have been positives and negatives to the world of writing since the introduction of the ebook and kindle a few years back. On the one hand there seems to be less physical books on the shelves of stores but on the positive side, it has opened things up to the point where virtually anyone can now write and be published electronically. All that's needed is some inspiration and a good writing style. That's the difficult part!  More

Prose Feb 18th 2016

Find the most popular trending hashtags for your Instagram posts

A recent study put the number of active monthly Instagram users at a staggering 400 million with 75 million of them posting on a daily basis. What started out as a trendy iOS-only social network for photos and videos has developed into a behemoth that has become just as much a part of our lives as Facebook and Twitter. Even more so since Mark Zuckerberg got involved a couple of years back. I wonder, however, at the percentage of users that take the concept of Instagram hashtags to its optimum performance level.  More

Hashtap Jan 18th 2016

More celebrity photos than you can poke a stick at on your iOS device

Despite the fact that magazines sell a fraction of the amount that they used to during their heyday, there's one mag category that still seems to be holding its own. The celebrity magazines like People, OK, Entertainment Weekly, Star and Who are the mags that are saving the local newspaper shops from going to the dogs. And what's the first page that people turn to when they buy a new edition? The celebrity photos, of course! Kim and Kanye, Taylor Swift, Brad and Angelina, Nicki Minaj, The Bieb, Stephen Curry and LeBron, Coldplay on stage and thousands of others. Well, now there's an easier ...  More

FirstLook Dec 11th 2015

A new kind of social network that already has 4 million users

If I told you that there was a social network out there that had over 4 million users across 250 countries and regions and you've never heard of it, my guess is that you'd be a little surprised. I certainly was when I first came across Taptrip. This free social network for Android connects you with new friends from all over the world via photo posting and chat. Thats all very well, but how does one get across the language barriers, you're probably asking? Well, Taptrip automatically translates your posts into any of 17different languages, enabling seamless communication with your new ...  More

Taptrip Nov 26th 2015

Over 500 different social network communities under one roof

While few of us are one-dimensional there are usually one or two things that tend to dominate our main interests in life. Some of us are artists, some consider ourselves thespians, some are football fans and some have much deeper things as the central issues in our lives. As effective as they are, the big social media outlets like Facebook really only offer us an overview of our lives and one finds oneself having to find one's own niche areas within it's walls. Dedicated boutique social media sites, on the other hand, tend to be more serious minded but haven't really captured the attention ...  More

Meet (the app) Nov 17th 2015

The best free advice you'll get all year

I was just saying to a friend the other day that, apart from singing Stevie Wonder songs, I seem to come up with some of my better ideas in the shower in the morning. I don't think I've managed to solve world peace in there yet but I think most of the things I come up with have more merit than anything that any of the Republican Party presidential candidates have come up with so far. Taking my ideas to the next level is the tricky bit though. How nice it would be to be able to take one or two of those ideas to someone with some serious business experience and ask them a few questions about ...  More

Officehours Nov 11th 2015

Interactive video messaging that could be the next big thing

I've often wondered, you know. What exactly is it that turns a good app into a viral sensation? Over the years we've reviewed all the great free social apps upon release here at the FeedMyApp offices. Some, like Pinterest, Vine and Snapchat, were pretty obviously going to succeed. Others, like Flipboard, were not quite so obvious. The one thing they do need is a fair bit of luck. Given that wee bit of that luck, here's one that looks like it has all the right ingredients to hit the big time and be a mainstay in the app world over the next few years. Flyreel is a social video sharing app ...  More

Flyreel Oct 26th 2015

Keep up with all your favorite sports in one easy-to-read stream

Ahh yes...sports fans! Are there any crazier and more passionate individuals than the folks who follow sport. I think it was Ted Turner who once said that sport was like a war but without the killing and he wasn't far wrong there. A friend of mine in England once told me that, no matter where you are in the world, if you can hold an informed conversation about sport with someone you've only just met, you'll have a friend for life. Fans will scour the Internet to find any information they can about their favorite sporting team but it's pretty much scattered all over the place. What's really ...  More

SEAT77 Oct 23rd 2015