In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, your options for staying in touch with your friends, family, and business contacts are nearly endless. Whether you are traveling for business, running errands, or enjoying a vacation away from home, you can use multiple apps from your smartphone to communicate and network with others while on the go.
Smartphones have definitely evolved into powerhouses these past few years. Moreover, it seems as though everyone, young and old, have adapted to a life complete with a technologically-advanced smartphone. Even top CEOs have implemented smartphone technology into their daily schedules, from mobile payroll to standard communication. It is amazing that this technology still even functions as a phone; they are essentially small-scale computers.
In addition to popular social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, there are numerous other mobile apps that contain unique features you can download.
Most social networking apps are available for smartphones with iOS (iPhone) or Android operating systmes, the latter of which is available across most wireless providers. GSM wireless provide T-Mobile even supports Internet connectivity for the App Market on the iPhone, given that the iPhone is unlocked and you have a T-Mobile SIM card.
The Best Business Social Networking Apps
The Aloqa app is ideal if you travel constantly for business or for pleasure. Aloqa helps you find local places and people of interest at your current location. Using your smartphone's GPS feature, Aloqa can direct you to the nearest eatery, or to the nearest venue where you're unsure to find others who share common interests.
MeetMe is ideal for entrepreneurs or business professionals who often meet potential clients or business contacts at public venues. When meeting contacts from neighboring towns or cities, MeetMe suggests meeting places that are halfway between you and your contact's location. MeetMe then emails each party with the appropriate directions to the meeting spot. MeetMe is only available on the iPhone, but users from other GSM carriers such as T-Mobile can insert their T-Mobile SIM card into any unlocked iPhone to take advantage of this app.
Other mobile social networking business apps to check out are LinkeIn, Phonebook, Hashable, and Hurricane Party.
The Best Personal Social Networking Apps
The Banjo app consolidates all your social networking accounts to prevent you from cluttering your smartphone with multiple apps. In addition to combining social networking accounts such as Twitter and Facebook, Banjo even has the ability to alert you when your contacts are within proximity.
Milna uses your smartphone's GPS feature to communicate with other Milna users in your local area within a 5-mile radius. For example, if you want to meet new people in your area, you could host a barbecue at a nearby park and invite other Milna users. You can also update other users about traffic accidents or other major events that happen near your location.
By staying on top of the latest and best social networking apps such as those mentoned in this article, you will never have to worry about losing touch with friends, family, and other contacts ever again.
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