This guest post is by Spencer Hogg of Broadband Expert.
Social networking has taken the world by storm and the combination of smart phones plus mobile broadband deals has made it easier than ever to stay in touch. The following list highlights the top apps and their platform availability.
Social Media Apps for Smartphones
Facebook’s app is available on nearly all smart phones and is free of charge. The app allows for updating status, uploading pictures and sending messages, making it simple to keep up with friends and family while on the go.
Of the many clients available for Twitter, the official app is still the most used. It has all the features of Twitter and is also offered free for all platforms.
Skype broke new ground with its desktop VoIP client and has now expanded into mobile territory. Using either a Wi-Fi network or 3G, this free app provides video or voice calling.
Yelp started out as a review site and is now more convenient as a free mobile app. Also available in the UK, it offers the ability to create instant reviews and ratings.
This app innovatively allows the exchange of information, photos and contacts by bumping two smartphones together. It is an excellent tool for networking and is free for the iPhone and Android.
The iPhone’s popular Visual Voicemail migrates to the Android with this free app and simplifies access by eliminating tiresome menus.
Much like Skype, Fring brings VoIP to the iPhone and Android platforms, with the added bonus of popular IM networks, such as MSN and Yahoo. This app is free and goes well with mobile broadband deals.
An easy way to stay in touch and save money while traveling, this app allows for the exchange of SMS messages, including those with pictures. For all platforms, it costs a low $.99 US and £.59 UK.
A free IM app that is extremely easy to use, it also connects with Facebook chat, available on all platforms.
Designed for those frustrated with small mobile keyboards, the free Swiftkey app predicts commonly used words for Android users.
Designed specifically for Blackberry phones, this free Twitter app intelligently organizes timelines, notifications and unread messages.
This Twitter app is built for the iPhone and is one of the few that allows multiple account management. It also offers push notifications. The cost is $1.99 US and £1.79 UK, with a free Lite version that has fewer features.
Seesmic is best known for its desktop Twitter client, which is now available as a free app for the Android platform. It offers management for multiple accounts, as well as posting to all accounts at the same time. It also utilizes Oauth, which is a much more secure way of using Twitter.
This interesting and free app for Symbian allows for management of Twitter, Facebook, Picasa and Flickr. It also gives access to weather, sports and news all within the app. This is a battery saver, as the user does not need to keep switching apps.
No matter what platform a smart phone is using, there are many apps available for the savvy social media user. The addition of mobile broadband deals makes smart phone plus social media even more attractive.
Article written by Spencer Hogg from Broadband Expert where mobile broadband deals can be found.