Coverfeed for Facebook: Written iPhone App Review
Over the years, we’ve seen more than our fair share of Facebook add-on applications. These are those sorts of titles designed to bring you a new way to view that Big Blue Giant, usually with some kind of specialized twist. However, we have yet to see one quite as successful as Coverfeed for Facebook. The app offers an inventive way to use Facebook that’s truly unique, adds a great deal of value to the experience, and still looks good. Best of all, the price is absolutely spot-on for what we want. If you’re looking for our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
As with most apps in the genre, Coverfeed offers a new way to view Facebook from your iPhone. However, the app isn’t just a simple remodeling of the experience. Rather, it provides you with a unique twist to add some original value: The new introduction here is a more photo-based interface.
The app displays the latest uploaded photos from your friends and so you will always see your list of friends in alphabetic or chronologic order, with their latest uploaded photo. Coverfeed goes through your Facebook collecting cover photos for each of your friends. It displays them all in a big sliding wheel with a great rectangular interface. From here, it will pull all of their additional photos as you scroll past, allowing you to view the entire catalog at the touch of a button. That might sound difficult to picture, so go ahead and look at the screenshot to get a better idea.
One thing we can tell you is that the idea works! We loved the easy, visual scrolling through our friends. Furthermore, the ability to add our favorites to a separate panel makes it even easier to keep up with new posts from our loved ones. You’ll also get all the Facebook features you expect, too: Adding new posts, viewing your profile, viewing others’ profiles, etc.
Graphics and Design
Overall, most other apps in the genre lack a solid interface to power them through. However, Coverfeed suffers no similar fate. The app is gorgeous, offering smooth scrolling, an inventive layout for the unique concept, and gorgeous rendering of an already solid service. We do wish the refresh button were somewhere a little better integrated within the interface, as do we wish the app offered fully skinned versions of other Facebook features—your profile, messages, etc.
However, at the end of the day, this is one incredibly good looking app, and we can hardly deny it. It’s intuitive, it’s simple, and it looks incredible.
If you’re looking for a better way to view your Facebook feed with photos in mind, there is no option better than Coverfeed. We can promise you that. For the dollar it costs, the app is an easy recommendation to any one who wants this kind of experience. If that sounds like a winning concept to you, then go ahead and jump on the Coverfeed train—you wont’ regret it!
Coverfeed for Facebook requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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