Social networking has grown from a simple means of chatting with friends far away to become an integral part of our daily lives. There is hardly anyone who does not have an account on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or some similar site. Social networking websites not only cater to private users, but also services the needs of developing businesses. In this post we take a look at Pinspiration, the Pinterest app for Windows phone.
Pinterest is often referred to as the next big thing in Social networking. Not surprising, given that its current growth rate is similar to that of Facebook’s in 2006. As of January 2012, Pinterest was estimated to have close to 12 million registered users. Considering the fact that the social media website was launched in March 2010, you have to say that the website has been growing at an insane pace! Pinterest also played a key role in the 2012 Presidential Elections, with both the Presidential candidates using the website to promote their campaigns.
For readers who are not familiar with it, Pinterest is a virtual pin board where you can organize and share all the interesting stuff you find on the Internet. You can go through pin boards created by other users. Who knows? You may develop new interests or find new friends, or simply get inspired by people who share your own interests.
Some of the things people use pin boards for are to plan weddings, to decorate or remodel their homes, and share their yummy recipes. The latest development coming out of Pinterest is ‘Pinspiration’.
So what is Pinspiration? It is the all new Pinterest app for Windows Phone that lets users access Pinterest from their mobile device.
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A great thing about this is that you don’t have to necessarily open an account just to browse categories and user profiles or to comment. This means that you can be a part of this exciting new and quickly growing community and partake of all the rich experience it has to offer, right from your Windows Smartphone.
You can browse through categories or the trending pictures, check out profiles and read comments made by other users. There are of course, advantages to being a Pinterest user. You can re-pin, browse pictures of those you follow and like and comment on them, and upload pictures unlimitedly. To upload, you can just browse through the pictures stored on your device, and select the ones you’d like to share, or click a photo and upload that too. You can even specify a caption and decide which of your boards that picture is going to feature in. Yes, you can have more than one board.
Other Features of Pinterest App for Windows Phone
- Administer your Follow and Following lists.
- View Twitter & Facebook profiles of Followers and Pinners you Follow.
- See the Live Tile which features the hottest and trending Pins.
- Share your Pins on social sites like Facebook and Twitter with just a click.
- Use “Explore” for browsing a long list of categories.
- Use Update – Now to generate new boards
- The User interface is very intuitive and easy
- Visually pleasing layout and design
- Search for Pins by keywords.
Pinspiration for Windows 8 supports all the great features found in the WP version. The app utilizes the larger canvas of a Windows 8 desktop, with more unrestrained and stunning profiles.
The best thing is you can get the trial version of this app for free. If you want the full extent of its features, and want to get rid of ads, you could easily purchase it as the paid version is priced very reasonably, at less than $ 1.50. You can download it here.
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