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Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 7:42:43 AM
by aida ahmad
THIS week, we feature free apps to keep you up-to-date on the social media world, reconnect with BlackBerry’s new BBM app and test out the online dating world.
Banjo (Android, iTunes)
Have you imagined going anywhere in the world and getting on-the-spot updates on happenings, any place and any time?
On iTunes, it is known as Ban.jo. With this app you can search places using keywords to discover things of interest. You also receive notifications when your friends are nearby.
The user interface is easy and fluid with tabs that show you thumbnails of each place.
For example, if you are looking up Formula One Grand Prix, Banjo gives you feeds by Twitter and Facebook users about the event and updates from the official F1 page.
BBM (Android, iTunes)
BlackBerry’s attempt to capitalise on its brand equity (at the rate where smartphone users have abandoned them for Androids and iPhones) has resulted in the newly launched stand-alone BBM (BlackBerry Messenger).
The super-fast messaging app apparently matches the effect of BlackBerry’s BB10 operating system with slide-out panes and panels that is completely different from what it was years ago.
Most of the key features still do exist and the unveiling of BBM will obviously give users more choices.
Paktor (Android, iTunes)
A new mobile dating app, Paktor — which means going on a date in Hokkien— is now available on smartphones and tablets.
Unlike other online dating apps/websites, Paktor has the double-blind matching system that only matches and connects you to people who like you back. After a successful match, communication can be initiated.
Being mobile phone-based, the app will geo-locate you and find a network of people closest to you.
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