July 31, 2011 in Social Networking (F)
[prMac.com] Montclair, New Jersey - Bubbalon has announced Bubbalon 2.0, an app for all iOS devices. Bubbalon encourages users to find social objects using a map and compass feature that guides them to different places. Users can then give places such as restaurants and attractions a sliding 0 to 100 score that represent their feelings about a particular place or thing. This score is aggregated with all of those from other Bubbalon users, providing a broader group sentiment. Bubbalon works on a granular level, giving users the option to provide their feedback on for example specific restaurant dishes or a small section or feature of an attraction.
Version 2.0 replaces the beta version of the app with several key enhancements. The new version includes "karma points", Bubbalon's rewards system which gives users ribbons, fan badges and other designations for using the app. The user interface was greatly enhanced, with a single click "check it out" button, which allows users to quickly repeat their votes "for" or "against" the establishments they frequent repeatedly. A leaderboard function allows users to compare their participation with that of other users, allowing them to both is "followers" or "followed."
Version 2.0 has improved check-in alert integration with Foursquare that allows users to share their sentiments about check-ins. After checking in to a place on Foursquare and then leaving, the Bubbalon user is prompted to share their comments, providing instant feedback for other users. Integration with both Facebook and Twitter allows users to share their ratings with friends and followers. The app also captures check-in locations from Facebook Places and Gowalla.
Once a Bubbalon user selects a business or area as something they like or dislike, the back end of the system will designate it as a local social object for that user. Other Bubbalon users will then see this designation, sparking their interest in the local place.
"Our free app was created to give users an easy way to express their opinion about nearly anything they encounter in daily life," said Alexander Galkin, Founder of Bubbalon. "We greatly improved the interface for version 2.0, giving our users fun rewards and allowing them to follow other users, among many other new enhancements. Our integration with several location based social networks lets our users' opinion becomes a part of the larger mobile world, where group sentiment shapes the behavior of others."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.1 or later
* 3.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bubbalon 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
New Jersey based, Bubbalon is a provider of sentiment capture, sharing and analysis tools for mobile devices. The company offers an app for Apple devices users that allows consumers to create, rate, and share opinions, preferences and sentiment on all types of products, services, content and concepts. Bubbalon's publisher tools enable content producers to capture and analyze consumer sentiment and preferences regarding their content alongside preferences for products, services and brands. The company is privately held. For more information visit our website. Copyright (C) 2011 Bubbalon All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.