Dingtone: Written iPhone App Review
Dingtone by Dingtone Inc. is a free app that seeks to provide superior messaging and calling service to all iOS users. Dingtone’s developers claim that it is better than other similar message-based apps because of the features that it contains, features that include easy calls to all of a user’s Facebook friends.
Despite its developer’s claims, Dingtone really is pretty similar to a lot of other messaging apps available today. However, at the same time, it can easily be argued that Dingtone really does offer its users more features than these in other apps do; Dingtone is kind of like several other apps all rolled into one. Through Dingtone, users can make free phone calls and send free messages, as long as the iOS device is receiving a wireless signal or has 3G/4G or EDGE. Dingtone can also be used to make free conference calls, somewhat similar to Skype or Google+ style. Calling through Dingtone is impressively clear. One of Dingtone’s unique features is the ability to link all of a user’s iOS devices so that all of them “ring” whenever one is receiving a call; this should help cut down on calls missed. Other Dingtone features include photo, video, and location-sharing capabilities, visual voicemail, and easy calls to anyone among a user’s Facebook friends list. Overall, I found Dingtone’s features to be fairly impressive. For anyone looking for an easy way to do any of the tasks among Dingtone’s features, this app will not disappoint. Of course, for all of the Dingtone’s features to be fully taken advantage of, one’s friends/contacts will also need to have the app themselves.
Appearance and Layout:
I really have no complaints about Dingtone’s layout. It is extremely practical and logically designed, leaving very little room for any possible confusion. First time users of Dingtone are asked to allow the app to access their address book, which makes sense since calling contacts is one of Dingtone’s primary features. Locating contacts through Dingtone’s “Facebook calls” is equally simple, and logical icons are displayed to present the various media-sharing options of Dingtone. Messages and calls made through Dingtone are displayed similarly to how they look through most other iOS messaging apps.
Dingtone is a free app, and for the services that it offers, it certainly is well worth the memory space that it takes up on any iOS device. Even though a user might not take advantage of all of Dingtone’s features, most people should still be able to benefit from Dingtone enough to justify installing and making use of it occasionally.
Dingtone iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 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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