I’m a WP7!, A Mini Social Network For WP7 Users
Social networking has been a booming business for the last few years with networks such as Twitter and Facebook being on the forefront. But what’s the issue with these networks? Well, they’re for everyone for starters. Which means anyone with internet access can make an account and become a part of the circle. I’m a WP7 for Windows Phone is an attempt to make a mini social network, except that it’s only exclusive to those with Windows Phone 7 devices. It doesn’t intend to take on Facebook or Twitter, but instead just bringing together the small bunch of people who use Windows Phone.
To give you the most relevant information, the app accesses your location (it asks for permission). There are three tabs: start, community and nearby. The start tab basically shows messages, latest news concerning the OS, tips and tricks, gamers hub, forum and a lot more. The nearby tab shows people nearby you also using Windows Phone. I suppose these are people who’re using WP7 and using this app. You can then add them to your list or send them a message. The community tab is essentially sub forums or ‘movements’ that you can view or join. And being a social networking app, it lets you customize your profile as well. Choose your nick and avatar and color scheme for your profile. Another very useful feature of the app is the statistics page. It shows stats such as the total number of WP users in the world or your country, the top country by virtue of how many WP7 users it has, the top devices by virtue of number of users, the most popular accent color used on WP7 devices, the most popular version of WP in use. All these you can view for your country as well. Certainly a very useful page with lots of information.
The latest version of the app is 3.2 and has been updated for Mango which brings a slew of changes including multiple live tile support, fast resume and background running, twitter status integration. An ‘extra’ section contains some wallpapers and ringtones (a feature of Mango). The application is also one of the best designed apps in the marketplace. Everything is nearly perfect visually and it really looks like it’s part of the actual OS, that’s how brilliant the work behind this app is. And to top it off, it’s free of cost and there are no ads anywhere to be seen. If you ever happen to buy a Windows Phone, be sure to check this app out.