January 6, 2013

Social Networking Apps for Google Android makes posting online faster

Social networking is one of the main ways many people find, share, and post about their lives, news, and other content online where friends and followers can easily find and help promote content you posted online. Using an app would make it easier and faster for you to post content online from a phone or tablet.

The main advantage of using social networking apps to post online is it is faster then opening a web browser, typing in the address, or going into your bookmarks to go to a social network, and signing in.

With an app, all you need to do is launch it from your homescreen on Google Android, type your message, upload your photo or video, and hit the post button.

Social networking apps also notify you of new messages, and post from your friends when they post new posts.

The user interface on the app might also be better on the app then the mobile website if the site have one, so you don't have to zoom in to read text, and view photos in an app.

In my experience, social networking apps seem to crash, and slow down less then web browsers with a lot of windows and tabs open. Plus, there are fewer buttons, ads, tabs, address and tool bars on a social networking app then some web browser and website using up a lot of screen space when open. Some apps like Hootsuite, let you login to multiple social networking apps at once, so you can save time by not manually logging into a lot of sites to post, and stay updated and active on most or all your social networking profile accounts.

List of great social networking apps for Google Android

Facebook official app for Android let you keep up with friends, Pages, Groups, reply to posts, search for friends, update your status update, upload photos and videos, and like comments on Facebook. You can also play games and use apps on Facebook. The latest version of Facebook for Android is more smooth, and fast compared to older versions which seem slower. I also like the user interface in Facebook app because it is similar to the website.

I like using Friendcaster Facebook app because it is fast even on slower phones and tablets, and easy to use for keeping up with friends on Facebook. It is easy to navigate, and read on a mobile smartphone and tablet. It is easy to post messages, and upload photos to Facebook in Friendcaster with a few taps of the screen.

Hootsuite is a pretty good Twitter Client for Android. It is fast, and easy to use to follow people, and reply to people's tweet, and post tweets. You can also login to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare accounts, and let you upload photos, receive notifications, view click stats, and schedule updates.

Pinterest is a new social network which let you upload images, post images from websites, search for images, search for pin boards related to a topic like sports, and search for people with similar interest. You can use the Pinterest app to comment on images, and videos which people posted on Pinterest.

Tumblr is a blog style social networking site which let you share photos, text links, articles, and video. It also let you save drafts to post latter, and schedule posts to posts at certain times on your Tumblr account. You can also find people to follow, and reply to people messages from within the app, and manage all your Tumblr blogs from the Tumblr app.

Flipboard also has built-in social networking sharing on popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Flickr, 500px, Sina Weibo, and Renren which let you connect your social accounts to Flipboard to read posts, and reply to your posts with social accounts.

Flipboard is also a news reader app which let you read articles from blogs on a magazine smartphone and tablet friendly view which is easy to read on a tablet and smartphone because of bigger font, and better touch navigation like swiping your finger to the left of the screen to change a page like a ebook.

The Google Android operating system for tablets like the Nexus 7, and smartphones like the Nexus 4 also come with a few social networking apps bundled with Android. The YouTube app lets you subscribe to members channel, comment on  videos, like and favorite videos, and also upload your own videos from your mobile phone or tablet. Google Plus is another social networking app which let you do video chat via Talk or hangout, text chat, post videos, text, links, and share content on Google Plus. You can also use Google Play to install the Blogspot/blogger app, and third-party apps like Instagram which is a photo sharing social network which can be used to add special effects to your photos which you taken with your phone or tablet's camera.

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