Most of us are on Facebook or Twitter, or any of the other social networking websites that have been rocking the cyber world since the days of Orkut and MySpace. There are, however, times when you wish that you could enjoy the perks offered by these services minus the social part of them. Google+, and even Facebook, lay special stress upon users to join their sites using their original identity. What none offers is a Hyde Park to express your thoughts without revealing your identity. It’s those times that Vibe iOS app looks to cater to. Using this app, iPhone and iPad users can broadcast what’s on their mind without having to think about the consequences.
Being an anonymous social network, Vibe doesn’t require you to sign up for any sort of account. Just fire up the app, and you are ready to start new vibes. The new messages can be displayed both in threaded or flat form, and you can view vibes sorted on the basis of location range. This means you will view Vibes from all other users who have chosen to display their messages in your selected area.
View in galleryWhen creating a new vibe, you have the option to select a time period for which your message will be visible. After that, it will automatically be deleted. There is also the option to choose a range (miles or kilometer-wise) to which your vibe will be broadcast. The vibes you share with the world are not just text; they can also include media like photos, video links and photos snapped from the phone’s camera, too.
We would have preferred if the app had got something a bit flashier for its interface, but maybe its rough look goes well with the whole concept behind Vibe. That’s pretty much it, and the app is free, so do give it a try at the download link given below.
Update: Although the app has been around in the App Store for quite a while now, its interface is still the same. Fortunately, it has improved in a few other areas. Now, users have the option to view search results on a map rather than just as a simple list. This goes a long way towards making Vibe a location-based discussion forum. Apart from that, it has become possible to click links in threads without having to manually copy them to the browser.