The Socialize app for the iPhone aims to be the ultimate way to stay connected to a plethora of social networking websites. According to the developers, Socialize brings you complete access to all of the popular social media websites in an orderly fashion and a whole lot more.
Websites Include: Digg, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Meebo, Flickr, Youtube, Cnet, Gmail, FML, My Life is Average, Omegle, Tumblr, Last.FM, Deviantart, and StumbleUpon.
The application also includes a built in custom web browser.
Sounds great doesn’t it? On paper these features sound like something I would like to see in an application. Once central hub to as many web services as possible. In actuality, the application was poorly executed in my opinion.
The main interface consists of two pages full of icons that are reminiscent of the iPhones home screen. The various websites can be accessed by tapping on it’s icon. The mobile version of the chosen website will load in a gimped version of Safari wrapped inside of a container.
The interface is the same throughout the rest of the application and it’s services, the boarders are different colors for each website. That’s about it.
What is this application really? The application is nothing but a bookmarklet app with a pretty interface. The icons link you to the mobile versions of the websites listed. Some websites don’t load a mobile web version of the site, so you’re stuck with panning around in the colored frame. The application doesn’t support standard functions of safari either, so when you need to pinch to zoom, tap to zoom, or rotate to landscape, you simply cannot. The functionality isn’t there.
Are you Serious?
Yes, I am serious. Bookmarks with icons, that’s it. I was fortunate enough to have purchased the application for free when they had a promo going on in the app store. The application retails for $.99 in the app store. Not worth it in my opinion.
You could essentially create your own version of this application through Safari’s bookmarks. There’s even more control in Safari. You can arrange the links how you want, add any site you want, or create folders anywhere you want.
Save your money.