While I’m sure Pocket Life, an online beta social networking site with a mobile version, is not new (I had sort of vaguely heard of in the past) I had never really looked too much into it. Then I saw it in our store, for free, but was unable to find the link to actually download. Intrigued, I decided to be a detective and investigate.
Finding their website and registering for a free account was easy and in trying to learn more about what Pocket Life actually is, I watched a series of videos of a handsome Australian guy explain step-by-step just how the application works…which made me suddenly realize this is not a app based out of the U.S. That said, I was not able to download the mobile beta app from their site for some reason but it is supposedly also available via BlackBerry App World. I personally wouldn’t know this because my BlackBerry is not able to access BlackBerry App World. And for those of you, like me, who also cannot access it, there is yet hope as I was able to download the OTA from GetJar.Com.
If anyone’s interested in another social networking application, one based via GPS location, Pocket Life may just be the thing. Just to get the gist of it, I’ll list the description from the website:
Pocket Life is a web and mobile service that offers a seamless, integrated experience for communication, social networking, location based services, street and satellite mapping.
Pocket Life was designed around your group of friends, allowing you to communicate and interact in ways never before possible. Seamless synchronisation of the information across web and mobile devices as well as synchronisation across selected social networks is a cornerstone of Pocket Life.
Incidentally, Pocket Life supposedly works best with Vodafone but it in my initial testing, it seems to work fine for me (on T-Mobile in the U.S.)…locating nearby restaurants, landmarks, ATMs, etc. Other than that, I have no idea what else to do with Pocket Life or how to use it to its full extent as no one I know is on it to share my location, etc. with. However, if you’re someone that likes to play around with these social networking applications on your BlackBerry, and have lots of friends who like to do the same, you might find it useful.
Pocket Life mobile is available for a variety of newer BlackBerry devices. For more information visit PocketLife.Com