Maadly is a fascinating new social networking app that uses “beats” to share life updates.
Available for free through the iTunes Store, Maadly, by Sigma Heed, lets users appreciate other’s content without needing to “friend” or “follow” them first.
Like many social media platforms, Maadly’s main purpose is to allow users to share videos, pictures, recordings, or text-based messages to provide others with snapshots into their lives.
However, unlike in other social media platforms, others who see your content are not necessarily those who know you; instead, in this app, the popularity of your content generates “karma,” which then determines how many other people around the world might view your postings.
The higher your karma value, the more people who see your post; posts can either receive positive “likes” or negative “dislikes.”
There are options to filter what kind of content you receive, however, so for example users can choose to only view content created by a specific gender.
At the moment, Maadly seems to be a very new social media platform, and as such it really does not appear to have many contributors. Because of this, it’s a bit hard to determine the overall identity or direction that the app might take in the future.
Appearance and Layout:
Users of Maadly can expect their experience with the app to include a clean, organized layout with an aesthetically pleasing design overall.
It’s easy to navigate, even for first time users. Setting up your account is fast and simple, and scrolling through other users’ posts is also easily accomplished.
At the moment, it appears that “likes” are only viewable when a user is viewing that particular post; some users might feel that they would prefer to be able to see “like” counts displayed at all times (without having to view a particular post). At the same time, there are also many good subtle details and animations scattered throughout Maadly that help it have the feeling of a more “high end” social platform, similar to Twitter or Instagram.
There are many ways to share your life through social media today, but Maadly is definitely a unique concept all the same.
As mentioned previously, it’s available for free through the iTunes Store; setting up an account also takes very little investment time. At the moment, Maadly still seems like a fairly small social media platform, but if it does grow in popularity, it could definitely be a fun way to catch glimpses of others lives while sharing shots of your own.
At the moment, Maadly has a lot of potential, but it does not seem to have a ton of direction. The overall “value” of Maadly will be determined by whether or not it can get enough users to contribute an entertaining stream of content.
We suggest you give Maadly a shot and get in on the ground floor of a new innovative social experience.
Maadly requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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