Sometimes, social media can get boring. Though the foundation of sites like Facebook and Twitter is interactive communication, wouldn’t it be cool if social media offered a little something more?
Galaxy – Chat & Play, developed by Mobstudio, offers anything you could ever want from a social network. Not only can you make new friends and chat with others, but you also own a pet, buy gifts, play the lottery and much more.
Concept and Functionality:
With so many features to offer, Galaxy is the ultimate social network. Think of one way you’d like to interact more with friends, and you’ll probably find it here.
Though you can invite friends to join Galaxy, many people find their friends virtually in chat rooms and game rooms and through contests and blogs.
When you join, you’re given an avatar you can customize — everything from its clothing to its head. Once you’re already to go, you can freely explore Galaxy.
Because there are a lot of users on Galaxy (about 25 million registered users), sometimes chat rooms can get a little hectic, with messages being sent out every couple of seconds. Not to mention, because this app is used by a predominantly Russian audience, sometimes it can be a little difficult to understand what’s written in the blogs.
Nonetheless, as a native English speaker, the app is still very easy for me to use, and aside from blogs, I was still able to understand the majority of the features on Galaxy.
With so many people to interact with and so many things to do, it’s difficult believing that this app will bore you.
In addition to all of the features that have been mentioned, you can also keep a pet, join a club, check your horoscope, engage in photo battles and even get married.
Because there are so many features, the amount you spend on the app is contingent upon the amount of time you put into it. So for example, if you make the effort to befriend people after chatting with them or interacting with them in the games section, then you’re more likely to enjoy the app and really get into it.
However, if you just lurk around from feature to feature, you probably aren’t getting the most you can out of the app.
But even then, within features there are even more features, which will also keep you busy and entertained. For example, if you decide to own a pet, you’ll need to take good care of it (which I did not, unfortunately). Unlike Neopets, where pets live forever, you will need to feed and clean your pet on Galaxy, or else your pet will suffer the same fate as mine.
Galaxy is a very cool app.
It’s kind of like a swiss army knife — though it’s main function is for social networking, there are many other features that it comes with. It’s a cool concept, especially the whole “galaxy” theme where players can even teleport from different chat rooms and game rooms.
Though in order to move up or buy in-app gifts, you will have to spend some real-life money, Galaxy is, to say the least, an out-of-this-world app!
Galaxy – Chat & Play requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 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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