Tweeting on the iPad, and other apps for social networking

Apr 7, 2010
Tech

Until an official Facebook app reveals itself on the iPad and location-based services like For IM chatting and SMS messaging on the iPad, the incumbent leaders also rule on the new device. As the iPad does not allow phone or built-in text messaging capabilities, you will need to download a third-party app to send and receive […]

Until an official Facebook app reveals itself on the iPad and location-based services like For IM chatting and SMS messaging on the iPad, the incumbent leaders also rule on the new device. As the iPad does not allow phone or built-in text messaging capabilities, you will need to download a third-party app to send and receive messages. textPLUS is reconfigured for the iPad provides free and unlimited text messaging on the iPad, and lets you communicate with friends and contacts on any other type of phone or app-enabled device. 

For instant messaging, AIM for iPad, which is free, has the best interface and is the best options for users of the pioneering service. If you primarily instant message via Gmail, Facebook or Livejournal, Jabba at $2.99 is your best option. 

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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