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Eventful Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EFFECTIVE
Offering personalized event recommendations, Eventful is a great tool to figure out what to do and where, even if it is a little forgetful when it comes to one's location.
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Organize Evening Plans With Wendr

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 24th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

How many nights out around the world rely upon social networking tools to arrange? I've done similar just now, tweeting someone to organize meeting up. It'd be easier to consolidate everything and sort out night time plans in one easy to use place, though. This is exactly where new app Wendr features.

Wendr asks users just one question: 'what are you doing tonight?' then provides all the tools needed to set a plan in motion. With everyone using Wendr, it's simple to see which friends are going out, staying in or open to suggestions. Alongside such simple entries, users can enter exactly what they're doing and where, making it easy to meet up.

Users can only view customizable crews of friends, ensuring there are no privacy concerns, and it's easy to add friends through Facebook to the app.

For those of us sitting in the office trying to organize evening plans, it should save plenty of time.

Wendr is out now and it's free to download.

Friendthem: Taking The Effort Out Of Adding Nearby Contacts To Facebook

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 10th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Those of us who regularly attend networking events for work, and those who just hang out at plenty of parties will appreciate this dilemma. You meet someone, you want to get to know them better, either for personal or business purposes, but you forget their full name and lose the chance to add them to Facebook. What do you do?

There's a solution in the form of new app Friendthem. The location-aware app fixes this problem by allowing users to connect on the spot and immediately friend each other on Facebook. There's no need to look up their name or get the exact spelling correct, the app sorts all that out for the user making it an ideal way to hook up online with the person standing next to you, if you so wish.

It's not perfect just yet, as the app relies on people to have Friendthem installed, but it is a great step towards making networking much faster and simpler.

It's free to download, so what have you got to lose in trying it at your next event?

The Clique Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PERSONAL
A great way of crowd sourcing recommendations via friends on Facebook, but make sure to get plenty of friends using the app for maximum success.
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Food And Social Networking Mix Together To Produce DishPal

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 13th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FOOD FRIENDLY :: Read Review »

Thanks to the ever steady growth of social networking, savvy users are keen to use specialist services. While those seeking work may look to LinkedIn, foodie types can revel in the wonders of DishPal.

DishPal allows users to share dishes and ideas with friends and other food fans, all from within the app. Offering Facebook style commenting services along with photo uploading capabilities, DishPal goes one step further with the ability to participate in themed parties in which people can share their preferences and tastes while learning new ideas connected to the theme. Tagging functionality also aids users in discovering new ways to cook and new friends.

Also offered is a magazine section that can be customized according to the user's tastes, comprising of exactly what they enjoy most in the food world.

It's all tantalizingly attractive and a great way to share new recipe ideas and creations.

DishPal is out now and it's free.

Socializing Can Be Organised Easily With Doweet

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 20th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's nice to have an active and busy social life. It's not always easy to keep track of where and when such activities are going to happen though. While such information could just be added as a text entry, Doweet can make things much simpler to consult.

It's an app that promises to revolutionize the way that its users do things together. While the jury's still out on that one, it does look pretty useful fr those looking to play nights out or parties. Users can create activities for them and their friends then share them privately ensuring that people can hook up via the app and plan ahead. It sounds kind of like the Facebook event system but in a more casual and quicker way rather than being restricted to logging into Facebook.

Once users are together within one of these activities, they can then chat about the event and presumably plan further details. Nosey friends can also check out the real time social activities stream to see what others are up to at any time which could stimulate some conversations.

Doweet looks quite cool for the social iOS user taking out all the hassle of planning. It's available now and it's free.

Note Passing In The Classroom From Klassmating

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2011

How the humble note passing system has changed with recent technology. Instead of having to physically pass hand written notes around, students can use Klassmating instead, a new app that focuses on that exact purpose.

It's a little more mature than that, though, offering a more useful type of note passing. Ever wanted to discuss something about a class anonymously? This is the kind of thing that Klassmating enables. Users can discuss things via a message board for each class while still maintaining a certain level of anonymity.

This anonymity won't be a potential problem, however, as Klassmating only supports certain universities at the moment due to its need for an .edu email address to sign up. Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT and UC Berkeley are the establishments covered for now with more set to be added.

Klassmating is certainly a different way of communicating! Why not give it a shot today? It's free.

Rate Local Drinking Holes With Liquid Fare

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 24th, 2011

Fan of frequenting bars? Single? Live in the US? Then Liquid Fare might just be the ideal socializing app.

Liquid Fare's developers promise that this app is designed to act as a smartphone wingman enabling its users to find a local bar with just the type of people they desire. It relies on local bar data and information submitted by other Liquid Fare users. Users can submit reviews and other details such as the average age group, style and even attractiveness within the bar.

Search results according to these ratings can then pop up using the iPhone's GPS facility and users can see how a bar ranks amongst its local competition.

Liquid Fare could really take out the effort in finding the ideal bar for any individual. It'll certainly be great for those who have just moved to a new area and are trying to figure out where's right for them.

The app is out now and it's a free for all.

Social Networking For Nightclub Goers With ClubSeen

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

What do you get if you combine a FourSquare mentality with nightclub promotional material? ClubSeen, and it could well be a fantastic tool for regular club goers.

The app offers a wealth of features aimed at those looking for a fun night out. GPS functionality ensures that users can always find a nightclub near them. They can then browse weekly updates of various Nightclub events to see what takes their interest.

A Check In system is available so that users can check out who else is at the same club as them - potentially the perfect icebreaker to meet new friends. Users can also post comments and photos, as well as rate their night out the following morning.

Participating clubs are also able to provide prizes for those who interact the most which sounds like a great idea for all involved.

Nightclub owners are also able to check out things like how many visitors they've attracted, making it the ideal marketing tool.

ClubSeen is available now for all iOS devices and it's a free app.