SocialScope – A Powerful Social Media Blackberry App
I’m thrilled to present yet another guest post on The Nicky Blog! This piece is written by Lionel Faleiro aka @sandmaxprime who loves all things technology. More about the author at the end of the post. Enjoy! 🙂
There was a time when the blackberry mobile device was only a device utilized by the business class, but that has changed in the past few years. These days the young crowd have a blackberry. Social networks also have grown by leaps and bounds forming networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and more. To interact with the myriad of different networks, mobile users need to install separate applications for each network. As a result, this lead to users having to switch between applications and consumption of memory.
Blackberry users now have hope in this issue through the development of an app called SocialScope.
1. Multiple Network Support: Socialscope Supports multiple networks like Facebook / Facebook Pages / Twitter / Flickr. Thus allowing you to check your status feeds and update them all in one place or all at one time.
2. Tab Management: Each network update stream is displayed as a tab and you can add more tabs for Twitter items such as Twitter-Lists, Twitter Search.
3. Checkins: Social Scope also supports Foursquare and allows you to checkin to locations and post the checkin information to Facebook/Twitter
4. Drafts: Ability to save drafts of messages for sending later.
5. Tweet Expansion / Shortening: If you are composing a tweet and it goes above 140 characters, it will ask to send the message shortened via TwitLonger. Similarly if the tweet you are reading was shortened by Twitlonger/ Tweetdeck, it will automatically expand it in the view so you need not click and browse the link.
6. Themes: Allows the user to change the themes to any of the preset App themes.
7. Blackberry Integration: You can set SocialScope up to display your Twitter DM’s / Facebook Messages in your Blackberry Messages App. It also allows you to quick post / checkin , from within any application thru the Blackberry Menu.
8. Simultaneous Photo Uploads: If you are posting a photo update to both Twitter and Facebook, it will upload the picture to your desired twitter photo host and upload the same image into your Facebook “Mobile Uploads” folder.
9. Hashtag & Username Autocompletion: During message composition, pressing the @ will bring down the Username list (Your entire FB and Twitter Contacts) and # will bring up a list of hash tags you have used previously.
10. Multiple Twitter Accounts: Ability to use two Twitter accounts.
@Tashamiel says “ It’s user friendly. You can have two twitter accounts in one page. Integrates with FB and 4square. Linked to Viigo. Change tabs easily.”
@ShilpaSShah says “I love it cause of the ease of usage, plus you can include all your major social networks into SocialScope. It’s one of the best and easiest social networking clients for the blackberry, and if you get your hands on it, you won’t want to use anything else!
Social scope is a free application that is currently available on Invite only basis. You can apply for the invite at www.getsocialscope.com. Do let us know your views in the comments!
About The Author:
Lionel is a social media and tech enthusiast who tweets great stuff consistently. He describes himself as a 23 year old optimistic geek who loves Music, Movies, Photography, Non-Profit Charity & Technology.
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Great review lionel! You’ve really captured the essence of socialscope. definitely one of my favourite apps to use, and as much as I love my iphone, i miss SS not having an app for it.
Overall, the entire review is thorough and precise and having images helps a lot!
Thank you Nicky for the opportunity to write this review for the blog. Truly enjoyed it!
Great stuff my friend… Never had anyone explain SS so well..
Even though I dont use SS too much these days, it still remains one of my fav apps ever..
I dont know if their app works on BB OS-7 yet. They should come out of beta and also release a version for iPhone 😀
But cheers again for this post and hope to see more of them in the time to come.. Always a joy reading stuff you post.
As of Aug 18th SocialScope has added support for BB OS7.
Always a pleasure spreading good stuff around.
Can I get a link to the app? I use a curve 3G.