Celebrities are a big deal. No matter what their antics, they have a faithful following among the young and old. If you constantly scour popular websites like TMZ and Hollywoodlife for celebrity news and information, now you get your celebrity news fix via an app called SNIPP3T, from Microsoft.
SNIPP3T for iOS
SNIPP3T actually pronounced Snippet, lets you subscribe and track all your favorite celebrities from one place. It basically gathers snips of all the news surrounding each celebrity and puts them together in one place. Each celebrity gets an exclusive profile page which offers a timeline of all the latest images, social mentions, videos, news and affairs involving them. Users of the app will also be able to like and comment on each piece of information that’s displayed on the screen.
SNIPP3T makes use of Bing data for its aggregation and is a socially suave app. You can sign in using Facebook and then see which celebrities your friends are tracking. You can also connect with like-minded fans and spend endless hours discussing the latest adventures and misadventures of the newsmakers.
The app’s UI is beautiful as well as functional, but you will need to connect to Facebook to use it like its intended. If you prefer to opt out of it, you will be presented with a rather limited version of Bing that will aggregate all the celebrity news information in one place. The app is still in its first version, so there are obviously a ton of features we hope to see in future versions. For instance, there needs to be a wider base to cover all celebrities, which at the moment seems to be limited. If you do chance upon such a situation though, you can use the “Search the Web” feature or get Microsoft to include your celebrity on to the app using the “Send us a Request for a celebrity” feature. obviously, there should also be a way where we can avoid certain annoying ones like Kim Kardashain, if we want to, too!
It’s a bit of a surprise to see Microsoft involving itself in such a lame project, but its probably good news for fans who live off such stuff. Another surprising thing is that the app isn’t available on the Windows Phone, which feels rather treacherous, to say the least. Android users also get left out of this one at the moment, so only iOS users can currently enjoy following the stars!