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.