Thursday, December 1, 2011


Mobile social networking is popular.  According to surveys conducted in 2010, 30% of smart phone users accessed various social networks using their cell phones.  The percentage has probably grown over the last year. 

The type of access people have depends to a certain degree on their phones, but a lot has to do with their service provider.  That is to say, if your service provider does not offer internet access, it does not matter what kind of smart phone you have.  

Assuming, you have internet access, checking your Facebook status on your cell should be relatively easy.  You have the option of downloading specific phone apps to use for the purpose or using what your cellular service provider installs at the time of your purchase.  

Rumors circulating over the last years concerned new Facebook phones.  These are due to be released in the coming months.  The word on the street is that the phones are androids optimized for Facebook.  The advantages are to be easier picture uploading and a screen that is closer to what you see when you use your PC.

Another type of mobile social networking is available only to cell-users. Foursquare is an example. In order to play the game in this case, it is necessary to download specific foursquare phone apps. Let me tell you a little bit about the game.

Foursquare makes use of the same technology found in vehicle navigation systems. After downloading the relevant app, users press a button to “check in” to a location. As the game continues, it is possible to become king of a place that one visits often. 

The downside you have to remember is that your location will be broadcast on the network.  People playing the game were also broadcasting the information on Facebook and their other networks.  While these are meant to be friendly places, they can also be security risks.  You might not want everyone to know where you are or where you are not.

For the most part, downloading phone apps and participating in mobile social networking is safe.  You can join a network without a PC, but you are required to have an email address. You can use a free email site like Google or Hotmail to create an address, if you don’t already have one. Most networks do not require a paid email address to sign up. 

While you might think that signing up is different for people using phone apps, it is only the GUI (graphical user interface) that is different.  They are still accessing the internet.  They are just using their phones to do it.

Some sites (Twitter for example) are uniquely suited for mobile social networking. Tweets are short bursts of info put out many times throughout the day. While you can join and use Twitter with your PC, most people Twitter on their phones. It can actually be a lot of fun!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


With the world getting busier, it is becoming easier to connect with old buddies and new friends with the help of social networking sites and apps that allow you to add whomever you want and start sharing all your information, updates and more from wherever you are. But beside availability of such tools the other most noticeable factor is accessibility. Today’s multitasking phones like Blackberry, Android, iPhone, etc., make everything available at ones fingertips.

With this rise in social networking, today’s topic is to look at one mobile app in particular that makes it convenient to do social networking while you’re out and about. PicDial is a social utility which supports both smartphones and feature phones. This is a very interesting and unique application that includes some distinguishing features and a high level of automation – making it very easy for users.

PicDial is an application that brings your mobile address book to life with dynamic Texting, Social
Updating, Photo Speed Dial, and Picture Caller ID!  When you receive a call from your friend, PicDial
shows you a full-screen image of their current Facebook profile pic as your caller ID. You can also
automatically update their information and status. In addition, PicDial takes your phone’s text-messaging functionality to the next level. Most phones just show the text-message screen, but PicDial displays your friend’s profile pic and status along with the text-message within a unique carousel style. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Updated PicDial App

If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of fans who have downloaded the PicDial app, we have good news for you.

PicDial has released their newest and coolest version of the mobile app for Android!

We've spent some time improving the app with new text message features and functionality. In this latest update we've added:

• Text (SMS) Popup Notification with Facebook photo – Receive instant SMS popups with your friends profile picture and status. Includes quick reply capability.
• Text (SMS) Picture Carousel – Displays your friend’s social network picture and status on the top half of the screen and the text thread on the bottom half.
• Full Screen Picture Caller ID – See FULL SCREEN profile pictures & status messages as caller ID every time you make or receive a call.
• Favorites Screen – Speed dial or text your friends by selecting their image from the PicDial favorite screen.
• Pic Choice - Choose which picture of your friends that you want to see – either social network profile pic or from your phones gallery. Crop, fix, or change any picture.
• Address Book Backup – Your contacts are automatically & securely backed up to the cloud at
Text Support - Full SMS and MMS support coupled with integrated spell checking and additional message composition tools.
• vCard Support (contact cards) - allows you increased MMS functionality.

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