Swipp is a different kind of social tool with a novel concept that launched today. The platform’s data is not the anatomy of a traditional social network. The data is wrapped around a term or topic, which is further classified around a particular person, place or thing.
The new startup has launched a revolutionary platform with very distinctive characteristics as a newer social networking service. The Swipp services apps on the iPhone, mobile and the web. This for sure opens the floodgates to users wanting to scope out the place from multiple platforms with that just being the tip of the iceberg.
The platform is live, available in five languages: English, Spanish, French German, and Portuguese. Its somewhat obvious that Swipp wants to take on the dominant players in the social networking arena (Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others).
The Next Web review of the company’s service asserts “Swipp launches to take on Google and Facebook Graph Search with a new social intelligence search”. The idea behind the company’s birth is the following:
“The idea behind Swipp emerged from finding a way to merge what they call the Social Graph with the Knowledge Graph — two key concepts that are being used by Facebook and Google, respectively,” according to the Next Web.
You have a multi global, multicultural, a multifunctional service looking to be the next best thing. If you sign up via the web or download the iPhone application you will be able to use a Twitter or Facebook account. There is a lack of integration with other social networks since its in-house data generated.
Swipp is about converting social expressions and turn it into actionable data about virtually any topic a user feels is important to them.
According to a brief description from iTunes preview:
■ EXPRESS YOURSELF: Enter any topic, tell the world what you think and swipp it! It’s that simple.
■ SATISFY YOUR CURIOSITY: Instantly see what people everywhere think about the topics you care about – where, when, who, and what they said about it.
■ FIND INFO FAST: Instantly get rich details on millions of topics. Swipp brings “social” and “knowledge” together to form a new type of living information – about everything.
The interface from the web to the mobile app (free download) is very intuitive, fluid, robust and smooth functionality. There is currently lots of topics on the platform getting Swipped, Tracked and rated. Virtually any topic is relevant and as mentioned before does not revolve around a user amassing large crowds of followers.
iPhone app Swipp layout review:
The app is composed of three menus: Explore, Stream and Me.
Explore tab: a live feed of the topics with their average Swipping rating. You can also create or ‘tell the world what you think about’.
Swipping: section is specifically designed to rate the topic, person or place by moving the cursor from +5 to -5. Go far right the iconic figure smiles while if you go all the way left, then a sad face is drawn out.
Stream tab: this menu features actual, recent users with the topics they’ve reviewed. You can choose a filter by ‘Friends’ or ‘Everyone’.
Me tab: Shows your recent feed of topics along with a top head list of menus: Swipps, Prime Swipps, Tracking, and Inbox.
Settings: the customization section of the app and you can invite existing users to try out the platform and encourage you to read the FAQ’s portion just for general knowledge.
Web Swipp layout review:
Swipp it: section is specifically designed to rate the topic, person or place by moving the cursor from +5 to -5.
Explore: a live feed of the topics with their average Swipping rating. You can also create or ‘tell the world what you think about’.
Stream: his menu features actual, recent users with topics they’ve reviewed. You can choose a filter by ‘Friends’ or ‘Everyone’.
Settings: Connect Facebook and Twitter accounts. Notificactions such as new friends on Swipp, activity on topics you track or you’ve been swipped. Language menu to change as desired. Invite friends.
Me: Shows your recent feed of topics along with a top head list of menus: Swipps, Prime Swipps, Tracking, and Inbox.
Takeaways:The company has put together an impressive service that is looking to compete with the large tech giants like Google and Facebook. There are inherent similarities between some of the functions with existing platforms, but there is a different approach to this novel technology.
Can be a great reporting tool for journalists, writers, bloggers and any other expert. The platform has just launched yielding some impressive number and available already in 108 countries. Bring the Swipp on!