For those who like sending photos and videos under controlled circumstances, Snapchat and Poke seemed like the perfect solution. With these apps, one could send a photo or video to someone and program it to automatically “self destruct” in a matter of seconds. It seemed like a wonderful, safe idea. Wonderful,
Even with the consolidation and downsizing of image sizes that the iPhone automatically does through text messages or iMessage, picture chatting isn't too friendly, for long time use, to your limited data plan. To say the least, it's an inconvenient, cumbersome task that isn't in the least bit efficient. Quite awhile ago, an application was released that made photo-messaging as simple as taking a picture and sending it off to a contact. Dubbed Snapchat, the free app quickly rose to the top for its easy-to-navigate user interface and the undeniably fast time it takes to send a picture. With an update released today, Snapchat now offers video-messaging among with a slew of other exclusive, new features.
Google recently announced their latest foray into the world of social networking, Google Buzz. They now have a fully-functional web application tailored to Mobile Safari on the iPhone or iPod touch. The web app has all the features of the full web version, but scaled down enough to fit on the iPhone's screen. You can check it out by going to the Google Mobile website.