SMS, Chat, Email, Social, Storage, Pictures…so many applications that often entail the same persons or people in our lives. At the core is the phone – a device that was created to carry voice audio.
Thanks to the iPhone and the slew of Android devices, the smartphone is nowadays your friend, your productivity tool, your organizer, your everything. Collectively, Apple and Android have 3 million available Apps today. Isn’t it time that our online lives were made simpler?
On average, Android users have 95 Apps on their Smartphones. It is fair to say that people are looking for simplicity and dextrous apps that amalgamate the best of what is available today.
Let’s look at the Pros and Cons of Communication Apps today like WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Line, Viber, Kik, Messenger Kakao, Omegle and even Email and many others:
Communication App PROS
• Connect with people, near or far
• Real time
• Know when received/read
• Discuss anything
Communication App CONS
• Too many conversations
• Lack of categorization or definition
• Time consuming/addictive
In many ways, Social is still in the 4th grade, with Facebook still only about 10 years old! Yet, the proliferation of mobile devices have enabled Social apps to become entrenched in people’s lives. The social apps include the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, MeetMe, OoVoo and many others.
Social App PROS
• Connect globally
• Ability to share your updates/content
• Can enhance self-worth
Social App CONS
• Make friends anywhere (random)
• Your data is sold to marketers
• Your content is rarely private
• Lots of content is co-mingled
What is in GeckoLife’s favor is: GeckoLife is an App/Website developed by a group of parents that want to make people’s online lives seamless and private whilst allowing the capability to successfully archive. The product attempts to minimize the major cons of privacy and content categorization, whilst also maximizing usefulness.
On GeckoLife you can communicate, collaborate and share. At the core is a ‘Canvas’ that is defined by either subject or the audience. If you are on holiday in Hawaii, you create a Canvas and record where you stayed, where you ate, pics of Waikiki, Pearl Harbor etc. Share this Canvas with those people that might actually care your are in Hawaii, rather than some person you befriended on the bus and became a connection on FB!
· Defined communication
· Privacy is at the core
· Safe network for teens/tweens as a parent can control connections and content, if needed
· Chat, store pics and comments in one place
· Everything is archive-able
· Free up storage on your smartphone, by storing on GeckoLife
With so many Apps available to all of us, do we have time for another App? Download the GeckoLife App today, and see what Social 2.0 is all about – better, private and more meaningful social with your family and friends this summer 2015!