Sharing with friends and loved ones is what social networking is all about, and when we are multitasking, like listening to the latest background score from Michael Nyman, taking a photo, working and chatting with a friend, we might want to share all of this, and more, simultaneously. Path for iOS lets you do this on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and also lets you update your physical location. The the good thing about this app is the variety of ways in which you can add your friends to your ‘path.’ You can add people from your Facebook account, add those who are already using Path, or even invite people who have an iOS device via SMS or email. Signing up is pretty easy, as it requires only your email address, and you’re good to go.
Once you have installed Path, just tap New Path to register using your email address. If you already have registered with Path, you can simply tap Existing Path to chart down your activities. You can choose your profile name by tapping at Type your name.
You can take a fresh profile picture for your path profile by tapping at the camera icon, or Choose one from your Camera Roll. Once you have registered, you can get down to adding friends in your path profile in a number of ways, i.e., from Facebook, Search Path for friends who are already using Path, Invite them via SMS or email, or look up your Contacts list to see if anybody in it is using Path. If any friend or anonymous person adds you on Path, you’ll receive a push notification (provided they’re enabled on your device). On Path’s home screen, you get a (+) sign in the bottom left corner, which will enable you to share the different kind of updates that the app supports.
You can tell you pals whether you are awake you asleep with Path. This option basically lets you set active or idle status on the application. Other content types that are supported include photos (both fresh captures and from existing ones) and music, where Path can look the song up over the internet or from your playlist. You can share your exact physical location by tapping at the location icon, including nearby POIs (points of interest). You can also let your friends know who you are with, or share your thoughts similar to status updates. The small crescent icon lets you choose whether you are awake or asleep.
Settings and other views may be accessed by tapping the More icon at the top left of the screen, where you can set how you want to be notified, change your profile picture etc. Path is a free app with a well-crafted, fluid interface. Grab it at the App Store link below.