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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Snapguide - App Review



Snapguide... "share what you love doing", in the words of the developer.

Perhaps it's easier to call it a 'how to' (as nearly all boards are names) guide, where you can be a purveyor of information, a consumer, or both.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
In order to publish or comment on a guide, you need to be signed in (email, Facebook, or Twitter). You can, however, consult existing boards without signing in.

The home screen gives you immediate access to featured (currently includes 'How to make an air conditioner in 5 mins for $20' and 'How to make SP30 sunscreen', as well as lots of recipes and a myriad of other guides.

The 'explore' function allows you to find a topic of particular interest to you, or to check that no one has beaten you to it. Having found something, you can then also jump to any given step.

If you intend sharing your knowledge, as well as benefiting from that of others, then the 'Create' tab will soon become your home ground. Here's how it works.

First up is the tittle, which seems to have a compulsory introduction of "How to", after which you are free to enter your own text, or pick from predefined verbs. You have 50 characters in which to complete this step.

You now find yourself in the editor. Here you add items to your guide, which could be photos, videos, or text.

There is also a 'supplies' pull down tab, which is a very neat way to add the ingredients that may be necessary for your 'how to' guide.

You choose a cover image which can be a photograph you are about to take, something from your library, or even one chosen from the guide (having first chosen a topic, so as to limit the available images).

Cost
The App, as well as registration are free.

Indispensability
Although you could, probably, get the same (or at least similar) information directly through Internet searches, this is very clean, and does add an element of contact with the author.

Dependability
You can create guides without a network connection but cannot consult existing information. There does also seem to be a quirk that, if you loose network connection then, the 'featured' function will not work until you quit the App and relaunch.

Security
As ever, the usual precautions when signing in with Facebook or Twitter apply. This is also, potentially, another social network, and again sensible caution is advised.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Easy to share instructions, and more.

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


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


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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Bug Fixes

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Fresh new look for iPad: Works great with iOS 7.
    - Bug Fixes

    ReplyDelete
  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    In this new version, you can now:
    - Answer a request with one of your existing guides
    - Reorder supplies when making a guide

    This update also includes:
    - Improved performance and stability
    - Compatibility fixes for the iPhone 5s
    - Color changes to make text easier to read

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.6 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Bug fixes.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.7 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Contests now available on iPad as well as iPhone and iPod touch.
    - Bug fixes.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.8 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Bug fixes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.10 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    We made some big changes to our iPhone app!
    - Personalize what you see by choosing Topics that interest you!
    - Explore a visually redesigned activity feed.
    - Easily access notifications from the navigation bar.
    - Bug fixes

    Note that some users experienced difficulty updating their interests with our previous release. This release fixes these issues.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.12 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Bug Fixes.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.7.13 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes.

    ReplyDelete

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