Geo-tagging Twitter Tools For Mobile Phones

Geo-tagging Twitter Tools For Mobile Phones
Geo-tagging is a popular activity, especially with the use of a mobile phone. You can share your exact location with friends and give shout-outs to businesses you may want to support. There is a lot more to tweeting where youre at than Im at Mels. Here are seven great mobile phone apps for sharing your location.

GeoTweeter adds a schmap.me link to your tweets. Friends can instantly pinpoint where you are. You can add a photo and a star rating to give your tweet more personality. GeoTweeter also offers city guides and widgets for your blog or web site.

Locify has partnered with SmartMaps to create a useful mobile phone app using GPS technology. This toolnot only tells your friends where to find you, it can map your route as you go and then save it. There is a built in navigation function and even a compass. You can find events by location and participate in geocaching activities.

Loopt has just been ranked in the top 100 iPhone applications. It is an easy way to find your friends nearby. Just announce what you are up to and Loopt will add a location ping. You can post directly to Twitter and Facebook and this tool also has a feature they call Loopt Mix. You can create and publish a profile to find new friends who are interested in the same things you are.
Map My Tracks Location tracking is more than a toy; it can be a useful tool. Map My Tracks was designed to share information about training and sporting events. You can add a map to an event youre promoting or use it as a personal training log. The GPS feature provides in-depth data on the course you have completed. Let your friends know where to find you.

FourSquare offers a unique way to explore your surroundings. Tens of thousands of businesses are registered with Foursquare, allowing you the opportunity to share and comment on your location. Many businesses provide perks for their loyal FourSquare users; you can even become the mayor of a business.

UrbanKite is another ingenious way to discover interesting places close to home. Users tweet about their experiences in restaurants, theatres, and more. Share your insights and your favorite places and get an honest appraisal of the venues you are interested in from those who have been there.

Antengo takes classified ads in a whole new direction. Whether its tickets to a show or announcing an open house, when you put the offer out there, Antengo geo-tags it so you can connect with people nearby. Because the platform is built on Twitter, you can communicate directly with prospective customers.

If you want your friends to be able to find you, a geo-tagging mobile phone app is the way to go. Using these applications makes it easy. Participate in geocaching, or just let your friends know where you are or where youve been. Most are available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Remember that these tools are for adults; children and teenagers should not be attaching a location to any public information.

Discover the many different Twitter applications available at My Twitter Toolbox and learn more about how to use Twitter for better productivity. See more information about how to Twitter effectively and improve your life.

A User Review Of Sendy Posterous Client 1.6.1 For Android Phones

A User Review Of Sendy Posterous Client 1.6.1 For Android Phones
Posterous is a very well-known service for hosting blogs that is simple to use and at the same time gives you access to features that are quite advanced, such as integration with social networking sites such as Flickr, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, and many more, as well as custom domains. The integration with social networking means that your blog post links can be published to the social networking site of your choice, as updates of your status. There is an iphone app available from Posterous, but they do not yet have an official Android app on offer. Before this, anyone using Android has had to make do with using email to send their blog posts. There is now third-party free app that goes by the name of Sendy, which gives you another method of texting posts and sending photos to your blog hosted by Posterous, but the app is only in beta development at this point, and still has a number of bugs that need to be worked out.

Using Sendy is really easy. You need to sign up for a blog on Posterous over the web, and then choose the social networks that you want the links of your blog posts to be sent to. After then opening Sendy, you need to enter the credentials for logging in to Posterous blog. Now, you can start to post both photos and text right from your Android phone. You have the option for links to your posts being auto-posted to all of the social networks on your list, or posts can be made private.

Unfortunately, you can only use Sendy to attach photos, and not sound files, documents or video. This is really a pity, because when using email, all of those options are very easily attached. This means that, in effect, Sendy doesnt have the standard of functionality of, for instance, Gmail. Another problem is that while sending posts, Sendy often seems to crash, particularly when youve attached a number of different images. Gmails app, by comparison, has no problems at all when sending attachments.

Sandys developers report the app is still in the very early Beta stage of developments, and that there are many fixes and even improvements to come. At the moment, the only real advantage of Sendy is that its a dedicated Android app. Hopefully, in the future, it will have more to recommend it.

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