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Video Check In With Clingle

We’ve all seen countless check in type apps like FourSquare and Facebook‘s built in functionality but that doesn’t stop developers devising new ways of adding extra features to such a simple concept. This is precisely what’s happened with Clingle.

Clingle offers all the check in functionality anyone would expect but on top of that, it offers the ability to take photos, add video footage and even discover great deals and discounts in the local area. Users can leave surprise messages for friends to receive when they reach the relevant position. The chance to earn real life goodies in the form of the Clingle store is also available soon for those in India and USA.

While some of it might sound a lot like Foursquare, it’s the interactivity such as adding video and iTunes audio that makes all the difference. Who can resist leaving a video message for friends, after all?

Give Clingle a shot today. It’s free for all iOS devices.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Social Networking

The problem with many communication on the internet often is decentralization. There are two ways to achieve centralization – either form a protocol that is great for universal usage, like email, or be the most popular service; Just ask Diaspora and Laconica what they think of their popularity compared to Facebook and Twitter, for example. Currently, location services seem to be extremely fragmented – you not only have services like Foursquare and Gowalla, but Facebook also offers their own service, Facebook Places, for sharing your location and checking in to places. So, a lot of this data is often spread out to a vareity of places, and a lot of the interesting data doesn’t get to the eyeballs of people that it would be useful for. How exactly do you solve a problem like this? MeMap has an idea.

MeMap is an iOS app that is designed to try and connect all these people and services together, in a way. See, MeMap integrates with Facebook Places, considering that Facebook is one of the most used services on the internet, so you have a massive userbase there, and it will be valuable to a good number of users. When you load up the app and connect your Facebook account, you will get an interactive map that shows any geolocation data from your Facebook friends. Now, here’s where the connection of disparate networks comes in – if data is shared from a service like Foursquare, Gowalla, or Loopt, it is pinned to your MeMap map.

Now, there’s obviously the thought that it actually isn’t integrating those other services, but this may be to the advantage of the service – it’s just far easier to support just a Facebook login, and doesn’t complicate the user experience. The ultimate idea behind MeMap, as according to the founder of MeMap, Matt Farnell, is to make something similar to Twitter, where it’s easy to just follow what your friends are doing. “We draw an analogy between our concept in the location sharing space, and the way that people have evolved to use Twitter. The current location sharing networks would be like limiting Twitter to the content creators, excluding anyone preferring to simply follow.” After all, that is the interesting thing about Twitter, and about geolocation services – it’s about targeting messages and sharing what you want to share to people who are interested in it. Twitter has made it easy, and MeMap is hoping to step into that space. Their app is available on the App Store right now for free.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-24 :: Category: Social Networking

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