AskMob – Ask Questions In Your Area, Chat and Meet People Nearby
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
AskMob is a very interesting social app that lets users easily find out what’s going on in their area. From browsing who’s nearby to tracking family and friends, this app will keep you connected in a way the other guys can’t.
Available for free, AskMob, from AskMob LLC, makes it simple to find out who might be up for hanging out or where is the shortest wait time for a local restaurant.
As suggested by its name, AskMob’s purpose is to allow users to ask a “mob” (other local users of the app) anything and everything that they might be wondering.
We appreciate that creating an account can either be done through linking to your Facebook account or by creating login credentials specifically for AskMob.
Once into the app, your options are similar to that of Twitter or other social media platforms; users can post their current thoughts or make comments on other people’s posts.
However, with AskMob in addition to posts made with your profile featured you can also easily post anonymously, whichever you prefer.
Groups can be created to make your posts more targeted, and posts can be voted up or down based on their overall popularity or usefulness.
AskMob can be used both as a way to stay connected with your friends and family in an area and to meet new faces in your town, provided they’re also users of the app.
Appearance and Layout:
The layout of this app is pretty easy to quickly get the hang of. It’s simple enough that getting around the app is relatively effortless. However, the overall appearance of AskMob is not really anything to write home about.
Its screens seem a little more crowded than ideal, giving the app a bit of a “dated” feel. That being said we can’t complain too much since at the same time, the layout serves the overall purpose of the app well.
Map pin-drops make it easy to see exactly where a post is made, and viewing a user’s profile is easy to do as well.
AskMob takes a different approach to social networking and makes it easy to connect with other local users in your area.
It’s a free app, so you can check it out without dropping coin. However, at the same time, it seems that the overall usefulness of the app really just depends on how many people in your particular area are actually using the app as well.
For my area, there weren’t enough users to make it a practical source for getting questions quickly answered, but this problem would probably be solved if I were in a more user-populated area.
Finally, it’s worth noting that the real-time mapping feature, of those who have agreed to it, is something we miss from Google Lattitude and since this app also runs on Android, everyone’s covered. This feature alone may make it worth your while to download.
AskMob requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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