With mega sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin social networking has never been bigger. These websites are not only changing the way we communicate with each other, but also changing the way we live our lives. If you own a smartphone chances are your most used applications are going to be one of the three listed above.
But isn’t it kind of a hassle on your smartphone? I mean, on a computer you can open up multiple tabs to keep track of what’s going on within your internet life. On your smartphone it isn’t quite that easy. Even with background processing it can be a pain if you want to post one thing to all of your favorite social networking accounts. That is where the app “Stroodle” comes in.
Stroodle is an app developed by Frinzer that brings you the ability to connect your Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin accounts all in one app. Gone are the days of multiple walls and feeds. Stroodle takes all three timelines and creates a universal timeline that indicates which social networking site it was posted from. Not only that but it goes the same for posting as well. You can post one single tweet or status update and it will automatically be sent to all 3. Don’t worry though, you have the ability when writing your post to determine if you want to only post it to specific ones.
So how is it you ask?
Stroodle delivers exactly what it promises… except it doesn’t quite live up to it’s true potential. Yes, you get a nice unified timeline. Yes, you can post from a single app. But something is just…wrong.
First and foremost the app is free. That’s a good thing right? Well honestly this time around it really isn’t. Firstly, be aware that you are going to have numerous ads all over your timeline (like the one pictured here). It even forces you to make your first post specifically about their app. That’s right, after you spend a few minutes connecting your social sites it actually forces you to make a post about THEM before you can actually go on and post something relevent.
It’s not like you can’t just go back and delete those ad posts, or pay $1 to go ad free, but it’s something that would’ve been nice to forgo altogether. The other thing Stroodle kind of missed on was profiles themselves. If you want to visit your profile or that of your friends you’ll have to exit Stroodle to go back into the native app of your social network of choice. While that doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, after a few days I was already tired of the extra work.
Lastly, the app is SLOOOOOOW. It comes as no surprise that the app would be slow since it’s gathering a ton of information from everywhere, but it’s REALLY slow.
Stroodle is a good app, but it’s just not a great app. While it delivers in some aspects I couldn’t help but want more out of it when using it. Frinzer took a step in the right direction but unless they improve what they started, someone will make a better app very soon. I can guarantee it.
Website article: http://sickdamage.com/2011/04/08/iphone-app-review-stroodle/
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