Quipster: The Hipster of Check-In Apps

Quipster - Mobilitz Inc.

Price: Free

Quipster iPhone Video App Review

Quipster for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Are you bored with most modern location check-in apps? Do you cringe when someone talks about their Foursquare, Gowalla and Twitter Locations conquests? If so, then Quipster iPhone app by Mobilitz may be exactly what the Doctor ordered: It’ll change how you feel about announcing your doings on the internet.

Features and Functionality

If you are at all familiar with other location-based apps like Foursquare then you have a pretty good handle on what Quipster has to offer. My iPhone app review discovered that the app allows you to simultaneously announce where you are, what you’re doing, and just how much of a gas you’re having doing it. Other users of the iPhone app can then browse through posted Quips to get a feel for what’s happening: This includes events in the city, major traffic accidents, new concerts, cool places to eat, etc. It’s a nifty way to combine the best elements of Yelp, YellowPages, Facebook and Twitter into one app.

Quipster performs its duties admirably. I had no trouble logging into my new account, and the app immediately latched onto my location. Quipster would have loaded any nearby quips as well, but the app’s only major snag was apparent from the get-go—there aren’t many quippers just yet. My area (South-Eastern Seaboard) was fairly devoid of users, greatly diminishing the joy I would have garnered from such a fantastic app. Quipster offers a lot of social networking ability, including the option to add friends, rise up the quip-importance rank, and gain titles. All of these, however, are null when it’s a lonely quipping universe. Hopefully press such as this review will garner the app more respect, and thusly more users—ultimately leading to a happier, and more informed, planet overall.



Quipster for iPhone

Quipster for iPhone

What Quipster lacks in users, though, it makes up for in stellar design. This thing looks great on the iPhone’s Retina Display, featuring a suave Web 2.0 color-scheme and lots of comfortable stock iOS fare. Navigating menus was very easy, and adding a quip to the stream was only a few-click affair. The categories you’re given to check-in with are excellent, and the snarky subcategories add a lot of hip appeal to the app. Location services, profile editing, and title watching were simplistic as well. And, most importantly, viewing quips others have posted was a one-click-to-enjoy experience. Quipster’s developers have obviously spent a lot of time fine-tuning the app, and the end result genuinely shines.

Overall Value

At the end of the day, Quipster is a free iPhone app in the AppStore that feels like the cutting-edge of location-based social networking. The app is everything its competitors are not, including hip, sleek, easy to use, and gorgeous on the iPhone. It’s a great app that’s ham-stringed by a lack of users: A malady you can easily fix.

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Quipster requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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