iThrowU: Social Media Thrown to the Wind

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iThrowU: iPhone App Written and Video Review

iThrowU for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review we tend to see a lot of social media networking start-ups. Why? Well, with the success of other sites like Facebook and Twitter looming overhead, it certainly looks like a lucrative way to make a splash on the Web. However, not all of the new options we look at carry nearly the same weight as those now classics. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce to you now one of our favorite new entires to the field: iThrowU by the developer of the same name offers a lot of functionality in an exciting and energizing package. The app’s “throw” feature alone is worth a look, and if you’ve been waiting for an interesting twist on the Instagram package, iThrowU is easily your next best bet. For our full thoughts on this killer iPhone app, check below beyond the break!

Concept and Functionality

The idea behind iThrowU is certainly nothing new: How cool would it be to share interesting pictures and text-based images you find with your friends, or even with people from around the world? Better yet, what if you could receive a random assortment of these offerings daily to your phone, letting you rate them. These ratings aren’t just meaningless, though: They add up to world domination, as well as miles travelled—or “thrown.” In fact, the thrown concept is at the heart of the app. Each new image you receive or create must be thrown into the Internet by literally holding your phone in hand and then creating a chucking motion. This hurls the bytes into cyberspace for others to see. Once done, you can track your creation’s progress around the world, as well as keep tabs on the top ten photos being reviewed worldwide. It’s a great concept, and one we dug a whole lot.

Design and Layout

iThrowU for iPhone

iThrowU for iPhone

Typically with these sorts of apps the one thing we rail against is shoddy design. However, with iThrowU we have nothing to complain about. The app looks gorgeous, and makes use of a custom-tailored tabbed navigational bar along the bottom. The throwing technique is, of course, quite inventive, and really goes a long way toward toning the application. Likewise, we loved the easy sliding between photos, which reminded us a lot of an horizontal Instagram. All in all, from the colors right down to image posting, iThrowU has been designed stunningly well.

Overall Value

Best of all, as iThrowU is completely free in the App Store, there’s really no reason not to give it a go. The user base is somewhat small at the moment, but as the app takes hold—and more reviews like this are posted—we have a feeling the app will grow to the point of reaching the iTunes New and Noteworthy sometime soon.

iThrowUiThrowU requires iOS 3.2 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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