January 7, 2015
With so many apps being developed every day to make life easy, it sometimes becomes difficult to sift out the tremendous ones from the mediocre. However, the simplest way is to ask what this app can do for me. Since social media has dramatically risen in popularity and has gained dominance in almost all walks of life, all over the world, it was time for an app that could provide quick information about what is trending in social media. Zoom Social does just that and even provides controls to customize the results per your specific location and personal preferences.
Developed by Locus Social, Zoom Social aims to provide major and micro data that is both trending in real-time and relevant to particular locations. You no longer have to undertake the long, drawn-out task of checking out Twitter and other social media sites for finding the trending topics. This is often a laborious and daunting task, considering the huge amount of information available. Now, with Zoom Social, you can access all the relevant info you want on your iPhone with a wrist shake.
Currently, Zoom Social uses Twitter to aggregate data, but soon you can expect wider aggregation, as the developers are trying to include data from Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Wider aggregation will mean much more variety, and users can expect trending topics that have wider representation. However, even at present, Zoom Social analyzes over twenty million tweets from two trillion regions in the US; this means you can be sure that these things are really trending and they are not simply made up.
One of the features that stand out on the app is the ability to access trending information easily – giving you information relevant to a particular location through a live, in-app map. Users can quickly search for trending photos, conversations, events, and even username mentions that are relevant to a specific location. This location-specific feature is quite convenient considering the amount of searching you would have to perform on various social media sites to access particular trending data. The app also enables easy social sharing. Users can share tweets directly from the app, and can base them on hashtags and specific locations.
Locus Social has also included a photo editor, enabling users to include different frames, effects, and so on to the photos. Surprisingly, this photo editor is quite comprehensive and you can expect to do elaborate edits to your photos. Even creation of memes is possible, which is usually not a free feature in other apps.
The app has user-friendly controls, and you can gain access to the various settings simply tapping twice on the bottom categories. Customization options on Zoom Social includes changing the style of maps, zooming to a specific location or address, and displaying specific buildings and points of interest.
If you have iOS 7 or later, go ahead and try out Zoom Social.
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