Color For Facebook
Bringing live status updates to the world with a little extra
There are plenty of applications out there for Android that all do exactly the same thing. Frankly, we don’t need another Twitter client, another Tumblr app and we certainly don’t need anything else to mess about on Facebook. So it’s refreshing, then, that Color for Facebook eschews the trend to simply do what other apps can already do and instead offers something on top of the average feature set.
You can link up your Facebook account and browse as normal, checking friends’ statuses, looking at timelines, updates and photos and whatever else people share on a day-by-day basis. But the unique feature of Color for Facebook is the ability to host ‘events’.
What this means is you can announce to friends also using Color that you will be hosting a live video of what you are currently doing: out exploring, having a laugh with friends, sitting in your dressing gown – whatever. Those invited can watch this video and get a more ‘live’ status update. It’s an interesting idea, if not entirely useful. But considering it’s free and the ease with which it links to existing Facebook accounts, there can be few complaints. Those not using Color aren’t left out, with the recorded videos posted to the standard Wall for all to view.
All in all, Color for Facebook is an interesting take on things, and it does actually add something new to the bevy of social-networking apps available to the average consumer. It’s not essential, but it is at least original.
The unique ‘events’ feature makes it a Facebook app you might want to look into.
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