Services like Cloze and Fuse provide a good way of managing multiple social media accounts from one place, and that too on the go. With these apps, you can use your iPhone to post content to all the accounts you own in one go, which can be useful on many occasions. At times, however, you don’t need access to your entire feed, and just getting an overview of your account activity does the trick. Static taps into all the popular social networking services, and integrates your account stats from each. This means that you get to see your Twitter follower count, Facebook friend stats, Instagram activity log, and even Google Analytics info on one screen. Admittedly, the data shown by Static isn’t too comprehensive, but it is enough to give you a general idea of the really important happenings on your accounts.
The idea behind Static might not be completely unique, but the way it shows the account data is certainly novel. Static has a very neat interface, and we are guessing that the app will look great on iOS 7. Getting started is really simple, as Static does not come with any menu or options of its own. Just hit the ‘+’ icon located in the top-right corner of the main screen to add new accounts to the app. Static supports the following services at present:
- Google Analytics
If your favorite service isn’t supported yet, hit the info icon and request the developer to add it as well.
The stats shown by Static differ for each service. For Twitter and Instagram, follower count, post count, and the number of people you follow is shown. For Dribble, shots and likes are a part of the pack, too. If you are an Analytics user, it is possible to view visits and impressions for your site.
To delete an entry from the Static main page, swipe to the right and tap the trash can icon. The same menu offers an option to open the added profile in Safari. In order to reposition any entry in the list, long-press on it and then drag it to the desired position. By default, the app only allows the addition of one account for each service, though in-app purchases can be made to unlock multiple accounts per service.
Static is a free app, and has the potential to become a frequent destination for many users looking to get their day started with a sweeping view of all their important accounts. The app is display-optimized for iPhone and iPod touch.