We've picked out the best ways to stay connected with everyone you need to on BlackBerry Share and like functions are both in place, as is the ability to drop quotes, pictures, and links into posts. Stories can also be posted in a chat format, so other readers can leave their two cents. This includes popular networks like Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, and Facebook, as well as more obscure clients, like ICQ, VMig33, Kontakte, and others.
Users submit short, snappy video clips from their phone, check out what their friends have posted, and leave comments. There are plenty of tools to help find people to follow, based on either popularity, subject, or curated suggestions right from Keek. Of course, your Keeks can always be shunted out to Facebook and Twitter, if you like.
The web version is very robust, and complements the mobile app nicely. Keek is the kind of thing to check out if the idea of Vine seems interesting to you. Badoo - Free Badoo is a location-based dating app, where users can scroll through a vast grid of photos of eligible singles. Badoo is an Android port, but performs very well. The menu button in the top-left provides easy access to all of the important sections, including incoming messages, requests, and access to the settings menu.
Badoo is free, but operates on a premium currency system, so users can buy their way into premium visibility spots and gain access to a handful of other communication utilities. The app is location-aware, so you can find singles based on their proximity, assuming they have their accounts open to that kind of thing. Buffer - Free Buffer is a tool that lets users eke out stories to their social networks on a steady, ongoing basis.
Through the web interface, Bufferers set ideal times to post, or let the system figure out when to publish for maximum pick-up. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and App. If you tend to be an over-sharing type, check out Buffer. WhatsApp - Free WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging client that has quickly found a fanbase among those that wanted the joy of certain BBM features elsewhere. The favorites section is automatically populated by contacts identified on your device by phone number to be WhatsApp users.
You can set your own user status to anything you like though there are plenty of helpful presets immediately available. CrunchSMS makes text messaging fun and enjoyable by presenting the messaging session in a bubble chat-style format. The app is free to use but the developers display ads to keep it so. CrunchSMS also works with BigTinCan and BuzzMe Pro to further enhance the user experience by customizing the vibrations and LED SMS alerts.
CrunchSMS can be downloaded from the BBM app store. The Facebook BlackBerry app leverages the popular features of the popular online networking site to connect old friends and meet new people. Just like using the online version, the app can be used to updates your status, upload photos and also check the status of friends. However, the app is only included in this roundup by virtue of the shear popularity and market penetration of the Facebook community.
The app itself is slow to update status and lacks a chat feature. These shortcomings are sure to disappoint anyone who wants to have real-time updates and communications that an app like this should provide. At least the app is free and allows you to stay in-touch with your Facebook friends. You can download the Facebook Blackberry app from the BBM app store.
If that is the case, why limit yourself to chatting or messaging to that special person you have an eye on? FunFlirts has a novel way of starting a flame by sending animated hugs, kisses, massages and other non-verbal messages to others. While it is a novel way to meet people, some users, of this BlackBerry dating app, seem more interested in scoring points by trying their best to show how desirable they are by flirting their way up the Cellufun leaderboard.