iGoBubble – A Refreshingly Unique Social Networking App
Price: Free Score: 9/10 Category: Social Networking
iGoBubble may not be the prettiest social networking iPhone app we’ve ever seen, but there’s something very appealing about the concept.
And while it’s no Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus, we still enjoyed playing around with it immensely (and having the option to log in with Facebook instead of creating a new account is a smart, time-saving move.)
iGoBubble advertises itself as the only “evolutionary” social networking iPhone app. By that, iGoBubble means to say that your bubbles can grow, divide, wither, and even go viral.
Aiming to go beyond Foursquare check-ins, iGoBubble is less about “I’m here right now, doing X,” and more about sharing ideas, thoughts, art, secrets, etc. that are linked to a location.
Capture, carry, and edit other people’s bubbles to keep a dialogue going, and even track the bubbles you blow all around the world to see just how far your thoughts can travel.
You can place these “bubbles” (be they photos, messages, or whatever) anywhere, and set them to public or private. Commemorate the spot where you and your girlfriend first kissed, promote your band by setting a bubble up at your next venue, or just browse to see what other people have created bubbles to celebrate.
As with any social networking app, its coolness is directly related to how many people use it…and we do wish there were more people using it!
The most recent version (1.9) has a great new update: “We’ve added a new kind of bubble – Bottle Bubble! It’s like a message in a bottle: write a message, put it inside, and let the bubble drift around the world by itself. You can track it and see everyone who comments on it.”
For anyone who has ever read a news article about real-life bottles washing up onshore with wonderment, this feature is the icing on the cake for an iPhone app with a lot of promise. Definitely give iGoBubble a try if you’ve got a serious case of Facebook fatigue, or just want to try a new way of connecting with people.
Tucker has written for Yahoo!, Lifehack, and Digital Journal. She also writes fiction.