Cnectd Wants to Let People Message Not Just Friends and Family, But New People as Well

Cnectd Wants to Let People Message Not Just Friends and Family, But New People as Well

Oct 25, 2012

There are plenty of apps that are built to replace texting services, that allow users to send things like pictures to each other without using their messaging plans, which can get pricey for limited messages or just paying for unlimited services. That’s what Cnectd is. And hey, it does offer easy group messaging, so once multiple users come together, then a service like this has value.

But one thing that Cnectd is trying to do differently is to try and connect people who don’t know each other together. There’s the ability to discover other users of Cnectd that are nearby, which includes their latest status update (initially imported from Facebook if set up with that, though customizable through the app itself), and they can be added as contacts before being contacted. Obviously, there’s a potential element of weirdness by just being contacted by strangers, so it is possible to disable being discovered. Still, it serves as an interesting way to find other users of the app, and it allows it to become a social network of its own, rather than just another proprietary texting service. Cnectd is available for free from Google Play, and it also is available on iOS, and even BlackBerry. Seriously.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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