The popularity of social networking sites is almost unparalleled. Facebook alone has more than 700 million users and its integration to iPhone and iPod Touch was inevitable. There is close to 300,000 iPhone applications currently available and a number of which relate to social networking sites.
Here is a list of the top 10 social networking apps for the iPod Touch and iPhone
#1 – Facebook
Facebook is “addictive” as millions of iPhone and iTouch users have already downloaded the mobile version to keep in touch with contacts, keep current with status updates and even upload photos and videos while on the go. The mobile version does not have the full features of the regular website but the inclusive functions in the mobile version will do. Some of the limitations are the inability to edit profile photo and information and add contacts, join or view FB groups and poke contacts.
Twitter has an iPhone and iTouch version to keep you “tweeting” on the go. It is easy enough to follow contacts’ and public tweets as you instantly get updates wherever and whenever. You will have access to trending topics and get real-time breaking news updates. Inclusive features of this mobile application are find and follow friends, browse interests, tweet and retweet, exchange private messages with your followers and those you follow, share web links, photos and videos and more.
Viber is free iPhone and iTouch application that allows for all users to connect. They can text, call and send photos anywhere, anytime. The application automatically syncs your mobile phone number with all your contacts for you to view who among them has Viber application. Its works great and runs in the background without draining your battery.
Skype is a hassle-free way to send message or call anyone with a Skype account for free using this application. Skype iPhone application has a functional and easy to navigate interface. You can create an account using your Skype mobile app. If you are an existing Skype user, your contacts, status and icons will be set automatically. Wi-fi connection is required.
Google+ iPhone app is Google’s answer to FB. The user base of this application is starting to grow and only time will tell if this application could be head to head with Facebook. Its most hyped feature is the Circle option where you can share information with selected friends or contacts, colleagues and other groups of people. Other features are the stream, profile, huddle and circle tabs on the upper section and at the bottom bar are the notifications.
#6- Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo Messenger mobile app is an easy way to connect with your yahoo contacts. You can send text messages and do video calling using the Yahoo Messenger app. This application runs in the background although you’re using another application. Online chatting is its top feature.
AIM is one of the more recent social networking mobile applications where you can communicate with your contacts in Facebook and GMail. Sign in with either login details so you can post and read status in Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Should you wish to start a group chat in AIM, look for the “plus” sign icon near the bottom of the screen. This will launch your online contacts. Just tap the name of the contact to launch the IM window.
Blurt is an interesting iPhone and iTouch application as you can readily add a caption to a photo that your personally uploaded or searched from Flickr and Bing. You’re bound to find the right picture or image. You can then add 100 characters as caption for the image then send it to contact to convey your message.
TweetMic is a new way to do “tweets”. This mobile application lets you record an audio message for your Twitter followers to listen to. All you have to do is hit the “record” button then say what you want to convey to your followers. One of the buttons previews your voice message. This app is best connected to Wi-Fi than EDGE or 3G.
Tumblr for the iPhone/iTouch has generally creative users. Using its mobile counterpart allows you to post almost anything. You can share text, links, photos, audios, videos and quotes. You can manage multiple blogs. It has advanced control options for you to customize tweets, queue posts and save drafts. You can also find people from your iPhone’s address book and follow them in Tumblr.
There are plenty more of social networking apps for the iPhone and iTouch.
Could you recommend one or two others?