Rekwest, developed by StorySafe Digital LLC, is a sharing app for those who would like to create their own social media network. Unlike many other apps that are designed to share with strangers, the cool thing about Rekwest is that it limits your audience to only the people you invite.
Concept and Functionality:
Rekwest doesn’t function like a normal social networking app, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Instead, it allows you to quickly and easily share photos and messages with friends and family with the tap of your finger.
Simply sign up for an account within the app and invite a few others via email. Once they accept your invitation and download the app, you’ll instantly be connected with them as long as they sign up with the same email address.
While sharing is one of the main features of Rekwest, it also has a bit of a twist that I’ve personally never found in any other social networking apps. It also allows you to… wait for it… request photos and messages from those you’re connected to!
This “asking” feature is actually the main purpose of the app. This gentle tap on the shoulder is a great way to remind someone who might be on vacation to snap a cool photo or let you know where they are.
Rekwest is incredibly easy to use and navigate, and it even has a handy timeline that shows you everything that’s been shared within your network. Overall, it’s really a fantastic way to still enjoy social networking without the hassles of using Facebook, Twitter, and other services.
Rekwest is very light on extra features, which is what makes it such a strong social networking app. You don’t have to fiddle with phone numbers, contacts, or screen names. There’s no need to search a user database to find your friend. Everything you need is accessible with a few taps of your finger.
Lastly, Rekwest isn’t littered with ads or in-app purchases for special perks and bonuses. What you see is what you get, and what you’re getting is a cool new way to interact with those you’re close to.
Rekwest is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. If you’d like to use an app that has privacy in mind, Rekwest is definitely one that’s worth trying.
There’s a certain novelty to the idea of being able to request photos and messages from friends and family, which is why Rekwest is so unique and fun to use.
Rekwest requires iOS 7.0 or later and is 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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