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Published 10/19/2008 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Next2friends is an advanced social networking platform tailored for mobile devices. With the advent of high-end connectivity, such as 3G, in mobile telephony, the entire web is gradually shifting to these small screens, and online social networking isn’t an exception to this. As of now, there are very few players available in mobile-based social networking arena, and Next2friends rests among the forerunners in these. The application helps people generating real time videos and photos, and sharing them with their friends through the web-supported mobile phones. The site enhances the capabilities of one’s mobile phone by effectively integrating it with internet technologies to bring one closer to his/her friends. The site offers a complete range of social networking features for its users like chatting, video messaging, blogging, emailing, etc, for mobile platforms. The users of the application can easily broadcast live videos and events with the help of suitable mobile phones and allows them to share with other Next2friends users. It allows users to click and upload their photos on their web profile and one can create opinion polls in a real time manner to generate feedback regarding the photos and videos. The site offers proximity tagging feature that is pretty helpful in generating alert messages for the user’s mobile devices whenever a user comes near to someone or something that is of his/her interest. One can maintain interesting individual profiles and can add great stuff to let the world know about him. With Next2friends one can easily associate and get involve with communities like brands, artists, etc.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Next2friends is a UK based company founded in the year 2007. The offices of the company are situated at several places in UK and US with its Research and Developments units in three continents. The management team of the company consists of a pool of talented people having a long professional exposure in different areas. It includes Roy Shelton (CEO), Anthony Nystrom (CTO and Chief Architect), Andrew Doyle (COO) and other such people.

What are the differences to other apps?

Next2friends can be referred to as a remarkable addition to the mobile-based social media web applications. The application boasts of all the necessary features to ensure seamless surfing experience for its huge base of users worldwide. There are no such apparent differences exist between Next2friends and other online applications except for its purposefully designed interface.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A huge amount of efforts have been poured by the developers of the application to impart a sophisticated look to the site. The designs and pictures used in the site go pretty well with the overall networking concept. Its home page conceptualizes a party atmosphere, where people are enjoying themselves and someone is capturing the electric atmosphere in his/her mobile phone to share it with friends in a real time format. The color scheme of the site is vibrant and it goes well with the function of the website. Marked with the website’s name and a picture of the mobile phone, the logo of Next2Friends is absolutely absorbing and it clearly speaks out the aim of the website. Furthermore, the name Next2Friends is also self explanatory and one can easily make out what the site actually do. The navigation in the site is fast and it does not take much time to navigate between the pages.

How does the registration process work?

One can easily sign up with the site by following a simplified registration process. A user is required to provide a variety of information at the time of registration, which includes type of account required, email, first name, last name, nickname, password, country, city, postal code, gender and date of birth. A confirmation mail is sent to the user’s email address provided by him/her. No credit card details are required for registering with the site.

What does it cost to use the application?

Getting oneself registered with the site is absolutely free and simple, but for using the mobile application services a user has to download mobile supported software from the site. The site does provide for some advertisements space which helps advertisers to reach wider audience network in the form of video infomercials, video pop-ups, etc.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site can be recommended to anyone who likes to share video and photos with his friends and family members in real-time manner. The site is equipped with all necessary features and functions that are essential to fulfill the socialization needs of the users.

  • Streaming real-time stuff from the mobile to web for sharing is easy.
  • Proximity tagging helps in generating alerts for mobile users in case they are in proximity to their known ones.
  • Users can ask questions and post comments on the website.
  • Freedom to join great communities of one’s interest.
  • A user does not have to pay anything for real-time applications through his mobile phone, for using the services of the site.


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