MapHook, Inc., a provider of software application solutions, has announced ‘MapHook,’ a new journal and social networking application for the iPhone (News - Alert) and personal computer, which can be used for creating location-based entries about different events, activities and places, known as ‘hooks.’ Users can share these hooks with their friends, family, their networks and other users to pass on the information to them.
The application features a convenient interface and has initially been designed for use on iPhones, iPads and PCs. It integrates location independent journaling, content generation and access to Internet-based information sources.
Within one week after its launch, MapHook has been downloaded over 10,000 times by individuals in over 50 countries, and has received a number of positive reviews.
According to Paul Carter, CEO of MapHook, the MapHook application takes social networking to the next level, on the road. Carter noted that rather than adapting a desktop application for use on a smartphone, the application has been specifically designed to meet the mobile users' lifestyle regardless of whether users are sitting at their desk or on the beach, and it allows the users to leave a breadcrumb trail of the points of interest and activities in their life, while sharing and accessing information from the palm of their hand, no matter where they are.
Although a number of online tools such as free-form blogging and traditional social networking applications offer the functionality to share information about latest events and trends with friends and family members, MapHook offers an innovative and flexible, yet structured way to organize information and search for content, which makes it different from other tools.
In May 2010, Over the Sun, LLC announced the release of its ground-breaking social networking application named iConji Messenger, which introduces a funny, new way to communicate with friends across town or around the world with the help of a vocabulary of pictographs.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi