Have you ever wanted to take pieces from all your favorite social networking apps and put them together in one place? Do you love the local feel and connections of apps like Four Square, but crave messaging, functionality and games like you can find in apps like Facebook? What about event information and tracking? Developer Frendz LLC hears you and has the answer. The new social networking app BuzzE combines the best features from all those other guys. Their fully functional social networking iPhone app will change the way you connect with the world.
Creating a BuzzE account was free and easy while conducting my tour for the iPhone app review; a few simple taps and I was in. Once you’re signed in you can connect with existing contacts in the “Friends” tab, or take a walk on the social side and browse nearby users. That’s right, log in to BuzzE on your iPhone at a local watering hole and connect with other people nearby. The distance between you displays right next to their username. Invite them to play fun games and see who wins or send them a gift to break the ice.
It’s all about connectivity. You can send pictures from your phone or take one to share with your new friend. If you think you’re interested in hanging out, on BuzzE or in person, press the “Buzz” button to see if they’re around, or “Like” them. Don’t worry, unless they like you back, they’ll never know!
All of these interaction options exist in BuzzE on top of the chat function, where you can carry on more than one conversation at a time with ease. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with the inventive ways to connect on BuzzE, they just need more uses to make this app spectacular.
One of my favorite features on BuzzE was the option to search for, save and subscribe to local events. I even found a new local farmer’s market the first time I used the app. This section will surely flesh out as this new app gains more heat, which I sincerely hope it does. The other local feature I love is the “Hot Spot” tab where you can identify the places that are hopping in your hood on an interactive map. Good thinking, BuzzE.
I found BuzzE fully featured and easy to navigate. The menu options at the bottom of the app were clearly labeled and made getting around a breeze. The “People” tab connects you to other users that recently logged in on BuzzE, your BuzzE friends and a place you can manage a block list for optimal privacy. Browse local events in the “Events” tab. “Alerts” will notify you if you’ve received a Buzz, chat or gift, and changing settings or searching for local “Hot Spots” are just a touch away. The app is ad supported.
Download BuzzE for free to get in on all their features and fun. I’m a big fan of free, folks, and this is a whole lot of app for nothing. That’s pretty hard to beat.
BuzzE iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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