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Path received a new update that allows users to private message with each other by text, voice and another new update, stickers. Priced at $1.99, users can now purchase sticker packs from the brand new shop and send them to all their friends.
App Store Details
★ Messaging - The fast, fun, and private way to message your family and friends one-to-one or in small groups. Use your words, your voice, your location, media, stickers, and more!
★ Stickers - Say more in a single tap with handcrafted stickers from some of our favorite artists.
★ The Shop - The hand curated place to find premium photo filters and handcrafted stickers to make your Path experience more you.
✓ Performance improvements.
☂ Bug fixes.
Path the semi-private social networking app has gotten a Universal update to include a very well designed support for the iPad.
Everyone's favorite one stop shop of social network apps, Path, has been recently updated to add even more features to lure users in.
Notably, users can share the movies they watch and the books they read with full previews, actor or author details, synopses and reviews. This feature alone should provide some great talking points amongst users.
Other features include an improved camera, new ways to improve photos such as the ability to enhance details in dark or bright photos. It's now simpler and more personal to invite friends to use the app, and there's a new notification system that's more accessible.
Other visual and accessibility changes such as easier video recording and faster photo taking functionality complete the package.
With a regular flurry of updates, Path is fast becoming a very handy social networking tool.
The Path update is available now and the app is freely available for all.
Ever stylish, part personal journal, part social networking app Path has just implemented a major, fitness focused update.
Now including Nike+ GPS support, users can now connect their Nike+ GPS device to the app, thus sharing their runs in real time with friends and family. The app then creates a Running Story (or map of th route) including other information such as the user's best pace, time, distance and even pictures of the route. It's something that's been used elsewhere before but not in such a journal focused way.
Future updates will include Nike+ FuelBand connectivity for further tracking capabilities.
Elsewhere in the app, Music Match functionality has been included so that users can listen to a brief piece of music and have it identified, before sharing with friends. Extra photography functions are also included.
Path is fast becoming an ideal one stop shop type app for those who want to share their life with those close to them, as well as use a variety of useful tools.
Path is available now and it's free to download.
We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel, the fairytale children who trailed bread crumbs behind them to mark their path in a confusing forest. Thankfully, we have more reliable methods of tracking our paths—and Magic Measure is a new iPhone app that aims to do so using your iPhone. Magic Measure drops digital breadcrumbs in your wake and "magically" measures the distance you've traveled. It's certainly more convenient than trying to hunt down a trail of real crumbs.
To determine the distance between two or more locations, you simply have to open the app and tap a button when you reach each marker. Magic Measure pulls data from the iPhone's well-known location feature, which allows your iPhone (or internet-connected iPod Touch) to determine your location using GPS. It then calculates the distance between each point, overall distance, and the latitude and longitude of each point.
The real "magic" of Magic Measure, however, relies on multitasking. Set Magic Measure to gather "breadcrumbs" in the background, and it will periodically check your location. When you're done with your hike, jog, commute, or other journey, you can view your path, which is represented as a series of red pushpins ("breadcrumbs") stuck into a map. Your path also includes data such as distance between each "breadcrumb" and total distance traveled. Best of all, you have to put in truly minimal effort (a button push) to have Magic Measure do the heavy lifting of tracking your journey for you.
The developers of Magic Measure note that the app can only be as accurate as the information it's given, and therefore recommend treating Magic Measure's distance estimates as, well, estimates. Nevertheless, the estimates are close enough to provide some interesting data.
Magic Measure is available on the App Store for $0.99.
According to the research of Robin Dunbar, Oxford Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, the human brain can only sustain 150 social relationships at any given time. Of these 150, only 5 or so are your closest friends, somewhere around 20 may maintain regular contact, and 50 is right around the outer boundaries of your personal network.
The idea behind Path is based on this 50 person limit, something that Path hopes will let you communicate, via mobile picture, what you are really doing rather than throwing a filtered stream of data onto Facebook. Path is calling itself a "Personal Network;" not really competing with social networking platforms but augmenting the way that you show what you are doing. All you do in Path is take a picture, tag who is in it, where you are, and what you are doing, and then share with the people that you choose. There are no friend requests or following buttons, just an option to share with the 50 people that you are closest to. The resulting image/time stream (which is extremely slick) shows the "path" that you have been taking in life, letting actions supersede words.
The success of Path will really come down to whether or not people will want to buy into another social network/location platform. For all of its great abilities, it lacks much of the depth that other platforms have that make them successful. For instance, it's a great way to share where you are with your friends, but if you want to post a photo album, like you can in Facebook, you're out of luck. As a quick photo sharing platform, it's much nicer than Twitter, but lacks the ability to write in customizable blurbs. As a location service, it's more personal than Foursquare and that group of apps, but it lacks awards, Twitter/Facebook integration, and coupons that make those services thrive.
One thing is for sure... if Path doesn't thrive, it's certainly not because of its lack of style. The Path app is by far the nicest social networking app that I've ever used on the iPhone. The feature-set is a bit utilitarian, but the slick expansion of photos and the fantastic map views put this one over the top.
Be sure to pick up this fantastic looking app today... it's free in the App Store and is just waiting to be populated with the photo tagging, location sharing, privacy concerned masses.