The world is positively awash in social media options: Everything from Tumblr to Twitter to Facebook to back again wants to be your best iPhone time waster.
However, what if there were a social network that pared it all back — just a little? What if there were an app that focused more on providing collaborative ways to edit, share, and produce valuable content?
Koosh offers an exciting new way to share and collaborate from your iPhone.
It’s quick, fairly simple, and offers (at the very least) a free avenue for creatives. If that’s got you interested, then head on down below the break for our full review!
Concept and Functionality
Unlike Facebook and Twitter, which focus on broad sweeps of social media content, Koosh, from Koosh Ltd., tries to keep things a little simpler. The app wants you to focus on those close friends and nearby acquaintances, helping you share intimate moments from multiple angles. Let’s give you an example:
Let’s say that you’re out at a concert, and you’d like to show off your view of the stage. However, you’re also curious what everyone else has got going on. Pop open Koosh and hit the “Air” mode.
Using Air mode you and others can all upload photos and videos directly to the same time stream. You can save any of these or edit them together to form a larger, story-focused Koosh.
Then, just save it and you’ll have a sum total of the group’s experience, right there on your phone.
It’s pretty impressive stuff, and it makes us smile. We also can’t name any other application on the App Store that does quite the same thing.
Truly, this is a unique way to approach sharing, and it’s one that we think a lot of users will greatly appreciate.
So in this sense, Koosh tries to focus you and keep you limited to quality content. However, that’s hardly a bad concept in our eyes!
Design and Interface
Koosh is a good-looking application, though it does lack the overall finesse of some of the larger social media networks. Granted, the app is still pretty new, and it doesn’t have the ginormous campus in Southern California that Facebook or Instagram does.
Still, though, it’s a solid app with a solid interface. We had no problem navigating thanks to the title’s relatively easy navigational tabs along the bottom. The colors are bright, and the integration with your camera (as well as overall social media experience) are all tight as can be.
All in all, while there’s room to grow, what’s here is absolutely solid.
At the end of the day, it’s hard to argue with any free application that has serious potential to brighten or improve your daily experiences.
And that’s exactly what you’ll get here with Koosh. Sure, it’s not the apex of social media on the iPhone, but it offers a unique voice with a great design.
We have no doubt that with more time and development Koosh will enjoy a bright and popular future.
Koosh requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know!