iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Whether you’re a guy or a gal, you’ve been there. You see a something at your favorite clothing store, but you just can’t decide if it looks good or it’ll be a $20 mistake. Your bestie is MIA, so the only person to ask is yourself. Are you really going solo?
Pinxter, developed by Pinxter Inc., is the coolest high-tech way to give and receive feedback on styles. Ditch the Magic 8 Ball, ladies and gentlemen, because you have a huge online community to ask when it comes to fashion!
Concept and Functionality:
If you’re a fashion fiend, Pinxter is an app that you absolutely can’t pass up. This online community is dedicated to providing fast and honest feedback on style photos.
All you have to do is snap a photo of your outfit or something you’re thinking about buying, and wait a few minutes for votes to appear. It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not.
When I say you can ask for feedback while shopping, it means votes won’t take hours or even days to show up. Pinxter is a very active community, so votes should show up within a few minutes.
If you’re really in a rush, you can spend diamonds (the app’s virtual currency) to promote your photo so it appears to voters more frequently. Diamonds are earned by voting, so it doesn’t take long to replenish them if you’re an active user.
To be honest, the thought of something like Pinxter frightened me at first. I’m always skeptical of apps that encourage you to submit photos to essentially be judged, but I was extremely relieved to see that feedback comes in the form of simple votes. That means no cruel or rude comments to sift through, no spam messages, nothing. Just a good old yea or nay.
Pinxter does include a few cool features that help to make it even more fun to use, including a community leaderboard. Photos that are eligible for the leaderboard must have a high ratio of yes to no votes. Don’t make this your ultimate goal for using the app, though, because the community is much more than competition. Instead, think of Pinxter as hundreds of new friends who are ready to give you honest feedback whenever you need them to.
Also, if you’re curious to see the voting results of a photo you recently saw, Pinxter includes a History page which gives you access to everything you’ve voted on. You can even see the total number of yes and no votes a photo has received.
If you really like a photo, you have the option to share it with Instagram, Pinterest, and other services. This could be a bit of a privacy issue, though, so make sure you take extra measures to keep identifiable things out of your photos.
Pinxter is avaliable to download for free from the App Store. Other than the optional purchase of diamond packs, the app is completely free to use. If you find yourself putting your style in question, stop wondering and start posting to Pinxter. You’ll never be without a cool outfit again!
Pinxter is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 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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