LinkedIn is probably the most popular social network for professionals and a BlackBerry app has been in demand for a long time now. The app is very symbiotic with BlackBerry in that they’re both helpful for your career and focused on business. Doug over at Inside BlackBerry took a really blurry video of the app, giving us an idea of what this app would be like if you were drunk. From their discussion, it seems you will be able to sync your BlackBerry Address Book with your LinkedIn Address Book.
Tag: mobile social networking
The Next Web got the scoop on a Foursquare app for BlackBerry that is trickling out of beta soon. The app is supposed to go live “early December,” and with about 50 beta testers already using it, the app should be coming out any day now.
Foursquare has around 100,000 users in their community that share information about their city and use the service to find like-minded individuals and possibly friends. The Foursquare API is available to developers, so we may see more applications building its functionality into their apps.
Any big Foursquare users out there?
Brightkite is a location-based social network. In real time you can see where your friends are and what they’re up to. Depending on your privacy settings you can also meet others nearby. Brightkite also allows you to post photos and notes at locations for others to see.
BrightKite is now available in version Alpha 0.1.2.
[Thanks for the tip @LouTreize]
If you’re a mobile poker fan, chances are you’ve played either Texas Hold’em King 2 or 3 by Magmic. THK2 comes free with a BlackBerry Bold on AT&T and the entire AT&T network (all handsets) have access to THK3. Personally, I can’t see the justification in playing THK2 when the sequel comes with more avatar personalization as well as a generally better multiplayer experience.
Recently, I was playing THK3 and got a message to check out Social.Magmic.com after finishing a table. The site is clearly in its Alpha stage, but it is something I have never seen before in the BlackBerry gaming space.
Magmic Social is a social networking site aimed at connecting Magmic gamers to one another with the end result of improving the overall mobile gaming experience. It does this in a few ways:
Twitter functionality: You can register your Twitter account with Magmic Social and connect with other Twitter users who have similar mobile gaming interests. Also, Magmic Social has the ability to push information to your Twitter account and notify mobile gamers in your network.
Notifications: Through Magmic Social, I can build a network of friends and get notifications for when they are playing Texas Hold’em King 2 or 3.
Messaging: You can message other players on the site and get in touch with people playing the same game as you.
Discussions: Have a problem in-game? Want to build your friend network? There is a built-in forum to help you connect with all the pro THK players out there.