If there’s an action that defines the Social Media Age is “to share”. Sharing what’s on your mind, where you are at, what you’re doing, who you are with. Social Media has turned the World into a sharing community. We aren’t private subjects no more. We’ve broken down the walls of privacy to show that we’re eager to learn, to meet, to say and to act with no restrictions and no fears in a global community. We are all in one way or another, stars in our own skies. Until few years ago, the only catch lied on mobility: you couldn’t share in real time, you were stucked to a PC, a web version and a USB wire to share your data. With the emergence of smartphones that has been solved. Thus, the action (“to share”) was endowed with a time (“Now”): Sharing now. Currently, you can share on-the-go and that widely opens the possibilities of social networks: geolocation, check-in, real-time photos and videos, microblogging.
That’s what we’re going to review this week: apps to share your life on-the-go. Today we’re starting from Mobli, Molome and Mytubo, two photo social networks that allows you to upload, manage and share your pictures online.
This is one of our last discoveries. A complete app to share photos and videos through your social networks and through Mobli website. Actually Mobli website is a photo social network that already a great amount of users since the app is available for iOS, Android and RIM. You just need to sign up (you can do it through the app or the www.mobli.com) and start sharing. The app has a lot of features and what’s more, when you upload a media file it could be shared through Facebook and Twitter too. Mobli’s UI is simple what makes easy get the hang of it quickly. It works smoothly and intuitively. The only flaw is that there aren’t too many effects or frames to apply to your photos and that they take too long to load.
This is another great photo social network that works in a different way. It’s like a game: the more photos you upload more badges you get. And more badges mean more popularity and more followers. First off, you have to sign up for Molome. You can do it from the app or through www.molo.me. Then you will have full access to the social network. Edit your profile, add friends and start sharing photos. The photo sharing process is done in four steps: choose the zoom, choose the effect, named the photo and choose the social network where you want to share it (Molome, Facebook or Twitter). You can rate or comment photos uploaded by your friends or the ones you find on “Popular” tab. It notificates you new comments, friends or ratings, allows you to mark your favorite pictures, search users or see suggested friends. This app runs smoother than Mobli, specially regarding effects/frame, uploading process and menu transition. However, it’s way more simple than Mobli and the UI isn’t as intuitive as it. It’s added value are the badges system and, as well as Mobli, Molome is a cross-platform app (iOS, Android, Blackberry).
Finally, we want to introduce you Mytubo, another great photo editor and sharing app. It looks like the well-known Instagram (only available for iOS so far, though there are more than enough alternatives in Android). It’s also supported by a web version that it was once only in Chinese but now is fully available in English. It works quite similar to the others: you can upload pictures from the app or from the gallery, add effects (this is the one that has more effects), share location (full integration with Google Maps) and connect with Facebook or Twitter. You can mark the photos you like most and -this feature it’s quite original- you can “forward” that photo, which is a sort of retweet.
Since the well-known Instagram isn’t available for Android yet, there are coming up great photo social networks apps like these three we’ve just reviewed. However, if you like to compare more apps of this kind, give a glance also at: Picplz or Lightbox. What becomes clear is that what has happened now should be uploaded now. Sharing the past has gone out of fashion and behind the times.
Happy photo-sharing apps discovery!