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Tuesday 20 August 2013

Ribbon - App Review

This is an App for checking out where your 'friends' are, as well as planning for meeting up in the future.

This all revolves around you and your friends Facebook accounts.

Now for the ACIDS test:

After authorising Facebook access (see security for further information), you need to enter a home town (unless you already have that information on your Facebook account). The next step is allowing Ribbon to have access to your current location.

Once this is done, you are ready to explore.

The map shows you how many people are in any given location; tapping the pin will bring up their names.

You can add a trip or event. Entering the town name will also, automatically, bring up a list of potential events. Add one of these, give it a name, and also join your friends on their trip.

The feed shows you recent activity, the first of which is that you joined Ribbon.

You can also search your friends and invite them to join Ribbon.

There is no charge for the App or the service.

It's a very tidy way to aggregate location information from Facebook, although the information needs to be available in the first place.

The accuracy of the information depends on you and your friends.

Ribbon needs to access your public Facebook profile, as well as friend list, email address, birthday, home town, current location, photos, as well as the hometowns and current locations for your friends. Ribbon also asks for permission (which you are free to refuse), to post to your friends on your behalf.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Neat way to stumble upon a friend.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Ribbon here and support for the App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.07 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Facebook sharing optimization
    • Bug fixing


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