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Social Beacon

Social Beacon

iOS iPhone Social Networking

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Create status updates for Facebook and Twitter without having to type!


Designed in collaboration with Jason Bradbury; the design, coding and distribution of this app was part of a challenge that was featured on UK TV Show 'The Gadget Show. (Monday Nights, 8pm, FIVE).

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Social Beacon is a unique and innovative social networking tool which enables you to create super quick status updates for the leading social networks.

No typing? Using Social Beacon’s innovative 3-wheel interface you can update both Twitter and Facebook with just five touches of the screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Better still – Social Beacon features amazing ‘Fingerless-Functionality’! You don’t even have to touch the screen to create your messages - simply flick your device right or left to move around the wheel and then flick down towards the ground or up towards you to go to make your selections. When your update is ready to share - just blow into your phone and the message will send!

How's it work? Social Beacon’s three wheels relate to your Location, Activity and Mood. By choosing segments from each wheel the app builds an appropriate update for you to send. If you’re not happy with the style of the message, simply shake your device and the app will word it differently for you!

Feeling creative? You can type your own message if you’d prefer - simply use the ‘Custom’ update button to send an update to any of your favorite social networks. Social Beacon will even save your custom creation for next time!


It’s all in the Settings! Like many apps, you can fine-tune Social Beacon in your device's default Settings menu. It’s here where you’ll decide on your preferences for Facebook and Twitter, ‘Fingerless-Functionality’ and 'Custom' messages.


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