Vizible v1.0.0 for iOS Review – A Location Aware Twitter Photo Viewer

vizible_iconThere are those out there who use Twitter as a communication tool where you can converse with people who have the same interests as you. There are others however who just use it to read through news posts or keep up with their favorite celebrities without ever muttering a word. Then there are others who just like to peek at photos but all those pesky words on Twitter get in the way. Well, now there is an easy way to only view photos on Twitter that are being posted from those around you. That app is called Vizible and it’s a location based Twitter photo viewer.

What this app does it filters public tweets. Visible basically allows you to filter Twitter where only status updates that include photos are shown. Not only that, you can set it to view photos of a specific distance away from your current location. For example, you can see images from people who are in a 5, 10, 25, or 50 mile radius from your location. Again, it only looks at public accounts with location information tagged in them. If users updates are private and their location settings are turned off, this app will not see their photos.

It presents photos in a grid like pattern that you that you can click on and view the accompanying tweet. It also allows you to comment, favorite, and even save those photos.

Yes, I know there will be people using this app probably to be all creepy and stalker-ish, but I can see that there could be something useful you can do with it. For instance, lets say you are attending an event. It’s possible that with this app and set to the smallest diameter, you could view photos from other people who might be at the same event as you and want to share their experiences. In this regard, it would be a pretty neat app. But again, there’s the other side of the coin where people are just using it to be creepers. But hey, Twitter itself makes it easy to do that already anyways. Anyways , I can’t argue with the fact that Vizible does do what it says it does. It’s a location based Twitter photo viewer for those who only want to look at photos of users nearby.

Again, if you don’t want your photos to show up on this app, just make sure you don’t embed any location based information to your tweets or photos. You can turn this off in the Twitter settings as well as deleting all past locations information.

App Store Link: Vizible
Price: Free
Developer: AJP Financial
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

***** PLEASE NOTE: If you are encountering a “bad request or rate limit exceeded” error message, please reenter your Twitter password under iOS Settings (iOS Settings > Twitter > @username > Password). Sometimes iOS forgets your Twitter password. *****

Vizible is the nearby photo app for Twitter that instantly gives you a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in your neighborhood! Browse and interact with photos tweeted in your area by simply choosing a radius, ranging from immediately around you in the café to miles away. If you want to share your own perspective, just tweet a photo from Vizible and add your current location. Getting a glimpse of what’s around you has never been more exciting or addictive!

Features:

* Discover recent Twitter photos being shared around you
* Adjust your desired radius to see photos within various ranges
* Compose new Tweets with photos and location information
* Photo Tweets from your default account appear with a special border
* View user’s Twitter profiles
* Save images to your photo library
* Share images through email
* Retweet, reply to, or favorite photo Tweets
* Search in safe mode
* Switch easily between multiple Twitter accounts
* Report inappropriate content

[via App Store]

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