Ready to take local social networking to the next level? Introducing GeoSocials iPhone app from XLabz Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This new app puts the power of social networking and social gaming in your hands on a local level.
If you think hyper-local is the new way to live, dig in to my iPhone app review of GeoSocials. You might just like what you find.
There are two main functions of the GeoSocials iPhone app; playing games and getting social. The two are inextricably linked. Let me explain.
When you launch the GeoSocials iPhone app you will be prompted to create a profile. It’s nothing major, and you can fill out the bare bones info or populate your profile with a custom picture, bio and more. Your profile can be visible to other people in your area and help you make friends, or, if you’re feeling a bit shy, keep it invisible.
GeoSocials uses your GPS location to show you a map of your local area. Here’s where the app gets fun. Tap on the “Treasure Hunt” tab to scour your area for treasures. To win a treasure you must successfully complete the mini game challenge associated with it.
As you collect treasures, drop your own for people to stumble across. Each action wins you points. You can even brag about your points on an integrated social network of your choice. As you make progress you will also climb the leaderboard, locally and globally. It’s a pretty awesome way to show off your skills.
You can also peruse profiles and add users as friends. Once a user is your friend you can check in on their GeoSocials iPhone app stream and even chat. Like I said, this takes local to a whole new level.
Layout & Design:
The GeoSocials iPhone app is organized into three tabs. A useful dashboard allows you to track your stats and toggle settings. A leader board keeps you up to date on global and local scores. The “Treasure Hunt” tab allows you to claim challenges, drop treasures and search locally for friends in social mode.
Each section has unique graphical design elements, and usually a wheel that allows you to switch between modes pretty easily. The wheel can be a little frustrating in areas with a lot of topics, such as the treasure hunt tab, but it’s still a step up from a plain old user interface.
I did not experience any issues with the GeoSocials iPhone app loading or displaying graphics or playing games. It’s a pretty solid app. I did occasionally wish for a dedicated home button, and I’m sure as this app’s popularity spreads there will be more treasure challenges to pick up.
This pleasant mix of gaming and socializing is available to download for free. I love free stuff, especially when it’s fun. There is also an opportunity for local business to list deals and coupons in the app, and users can earn points to win rewards.
So all you social butterflies, definitely give GeoSocials iPhone app a try. You’ll be glad you did.
GeoSocials iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 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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