Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show: Written iPhone App Review
Social networking is everywhere. From major websites like Facebook and Twitter to forums and blogs, it seems like the ability to connect with others is limitless. Surfing through the entire Internet just to find a few people with similar interests can take forever, which is why it’s nice to see something new developed for a specific group or users.
Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show, developed by Racing Solution, is the perfect social networking app for auto fans everywhere. Why worry about traveling hundreds of miles to car shows when you can browse beautiful creations in the palm of your hand? Car junkies unite!
Concept and Functionality:
Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show is a unique social networking app purely aimed toward anyone who absolutely loves their car. This is for those of you who thought about creating a Facebook profile for that gorgeous hunk of metal in the driveway, just so you could be in a relationship with it. Don’t get me wrong, I can definitely relate. This app allows you to show off your hard work to others, just like a true car show.
If you want to browse through cars, all you have to do is select a vehicle make and model. Ill be shown a list of all the cars users have created profiles of. From a car’s modifications to a photo gallery, the only limit is what the owner posts. You can also “Like” cars and save them to a list of favorites.
It’s extremely easy to add your own car to your virtual Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show garage. Simply specify your cars make, model, year, and nickname. You can upload a photo of your car from your iPhone’s camera roll or by taking a photo within the app. Once your car’s profile is created, you can specify modifications you’ve made such as performance, exterior and interior, suspension, and audio/video upgrades.
One of my favorite features Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show has is the ability to leave comments on someone’s vehicle profile. If you decide to receive push notifications from the app, you’ll even be updated when a car in your Favorites list receives a profile update. I like to think of this as Facebook for stuff you really really care about. It really is a handy feature, though, because it allows you to watch a car “grow”.
Another feature Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show offers is a handy News button that takes you directly to the app’s website. From here, you can see the latest automotive news and updates. Lastly, you can even use the app without creating an account if you just want to browse cars.
The only feature I feel Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show really needs to have is the ability to send private messages between users. While it’s fairly simple and quick to leave comments on profiles, I think it would help the community to connect with others out of the public eye. After all, the whole idea of the app is to show off your hard work and connect with others.
Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show is available for free on the App Store. The app does have ads, and I didn’t find an in-app purchase option to remove them. If you’re looking for a fun app to show off your sweet ride to the rest of the world, I definitely recommend giving Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show a try!
Auto Scene: Mobile Car Show is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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