AppMe App Spotlight - Chat Messenger
Pull up the AppMe website, and its tagline is “my friends, my apps, my life,” which sums up the nature of this new social networking app. Built in Germany by mobile developer Danny Pham and his team using Titanium Studio and ACS, AppMe gives friends a fast and free way to keep in touch.
"We wanted to offer a free messenger-based app with the obvious combination of a mobile social network. The integration of a personal wall (timeline) and an app discovery feature provides a much closer connection to your friends," said Pham. "Ensuring a strong user experience was key for us, and using Titanium we were able to build this compelling app. Using the ACS mobile cloud also allowed us to preserve the client-side focus, without having to spend any time building out the backend."
AppMe works by adding friends automatically from the user’s mobile address book. With a comprehensive, integrated “Instant Messenger,” friends can chat live - in private, or as part of a group chat as fast and as easily as they can through text messaging - but without extra costs. Built into the app are social networking features like a “wall” for status updates and comments.
AppMe also offers an app discovery feature, called App Checkin, which is a way to keep tabs on which hot apps you and your friends like and are using. Friends can download apps of interest with just a few clicks directly from another friend's wall. When it comes to maintaining close connections with friends though, nothing quite beats being in their presence. Friends can find each other via an integrated route display through AppMe’s “friend map,” if they have enabled their location settings to be visible to other friends. Note that privacy is paramount throughout AppMe, which does not transmit any user data without explicit approval, and all data transfers take place over a secure SSL encryption system.
Part of Pham’s draw to developing AppMe using Titanium and ACS was the power of the integrated environment for building both the client side and the cloud-based backend. The flexibility of the push notification as well as the ability to deliver the app across multiple platforms were unique.
The iOS Version of AppMe launched in March 2012 and as of this post, it has exceeded 400,000 downloads. The Android version launched in August 2012, has had over 10,000 downloads to date and is growing steadily. With upcoming releases planned for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, AppMe’s reach will continue to extend. AppMe’s success is especially noteworthy considering that the company has not spent any money on advertising.
For more information on AppMe, please visit: http://www.app.me/
Click here to download AppMe for free from the iTunes App Store. Click here to download AppMe for free from Google Play.