Social Media is a big thing in today’s societies. Businesses. Companies. Friends and Family. Even Game Developers get in contact with everyone they wish to by means of Social Media. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen new Game Articles that are based off information that was conveyed to gamers from developers from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. It’s becoming a very crucial part of the gaming industry. As such, it makes sense that game systems have applications made for those services.
The PlayStation Vita is no exception to that. Within its own selection of apps, it can open and access the two biggest services, as far as social media is concerned. While it can open anything through its Web Browser, it has its very own apps for the services Facebook, which we previously reviewed. However, there is also an app that allows the Vita to access the Twitter service, which I see much more gaming news being conveyed on.
The PlayStation Vita’s version of Twitter is unique, though. Unless you read descriptions on the PlayStation Network, you just might miss it. While the Vita’s Facebook is just called “Facebook”, the Twitter app is not called “Twitter”. It is actually called “Livetweet”. Here is our official review of LiveTweet for the PlayStation Vita.
Ever since this writer was in high school, Social Media has been on the rise. Back then, it was Myspace. That soon evolved and everyone moved to Facebook, which was originally made for college students only. However, as it evolved, more and more people, young and old, began to take part in it. There have been countless social media web sites spawn since then, from Facebook to Twitter to Google Plus and others. Nearly everyone in today’s world takes part in social media, in some form.
Out of all of the different ways and sites for this, though, Facebook still reigns supreme as the social media platform with the most people, hits, and more. Facebook is something that everyone knows of, even if they don’t have an account there to be social or advertise their business. It is also one of few social media services that has its own app for the PlayStation Vita, along with Twitter and Sony’s own social service. After being around for so long, how does Facebook work on the PlayStation Vita? Is it user-friendly or hair-pulling? Here is our official review of the Facebook app for the PlayStation Vita.
When you initially think about PlayStation Mobile, without looking at the actual store, you think about Mobile games that are playable on the PlayStation Vita. That makes sense, right? The PlayStation brand has always been associated with games, particularly game consoles, savor the actual game that has the title within it, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. So, when PlayStation Mobile comes to mind, most people think of games.
However, games are not the only form of media on PlayStation Mobile. Take a few minutes to pull up the store and take a look at everything that’s actually in the store. There are a lot of games, sure, but there are also apps, something very big in the Mobile market. In fact, everything you use on the PS Vita is converted into an app. Even games like Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Gex: Enter the Gecko. Apps are rising, and they are especially rising in number on PlayStation Mobile.
One kind of app that most Mobile users need is an app to jot down notes. Something to create notes with to save on the system so they can go back to it later on and remind themselves of it. Or, they may just need a reference. Thanks to PlayStation Mobile, there are a few note-taking apps available on the Vita. Today, we will cover one such title. Here is our official review of the PlayStation Mobile app, Notepad DX.
If you’ve not noticed within the past week or so, our site has expanded! Not only are we providing in-depth reviews of games available on the PlayStation Vita, but we are now providing in-depth reviews for Apps available on the system as well. Taking a look at the top menu, you can see there is a new section called “App Reviews” and that section has two categories within it. There is a section of PlayStation Mobile apps as well as PlayStation Vita Apps. Last week, we gave you a review for a PlayStation Mobile app, and today we’re offering you a review of a PlayStation Vita app.
If you take a look around Mobile environments, there are a few apps that seem like they are essential for people to use. If I were to name some, I would probably mention apps like Facebook, Twitter, Photos, YouTube, and Amazon. These are not the only ones, though. One of the most crucial apps out there for a Mobile environment is something to check their email. Every Mobile system has a Mail app, and that includes the PlayStation Vita.
The PlayStation Vita did not originally have an app for email. For several months into its life cycle, it required the use of its Internet Browser for checking email. But, eventually, an update came and an app based around email finally came to the portable powerhouse. Since then, Email has been handled by the app that is simply called “Mail”. This is our official review of the Mail app for the PlayStation Vita.
Today, we are celebrating something new. It’s almost the end of January, and we are expanding our site. We have been doing game reviews for a good while now, and we feel we have been successful enough that we want to expand the range of our content. While there are several different kinds of games that we offer reviews for, and will continue to do so, there is more we can do. Apart from games, there is also a fair selection of Apps available on the system. As of today, we will start reviewing games as well as apps.
Apps are what is bringing the PlayStation Vita, and other gaming systems, out of solely have its use being for playing video games to being a multi-function device. With the PlayStation Vita’s Operating System and Live Area interface being very similar to the interfaces of Mobile systems like iOS and Android, the system is slowly becoming a multi-function system. With apps coming out like Mail, Facebook, Livetweet, and more, you can do many different things on the PlayStation Vita.
One thing that the PlayStation Vita has been missing for quite a long time is a Weather app. All Mobile devices have apps that help you figure out the temperature of your area as well as the weather forecast of the coming days. Some apps are called The Weather Channel or just plain Weather, and normally come bundled with devices. Thanks to PlayStation Mobile and a recent update, the PlayStation Vita has access to a Weather app through Solar Weather (called Sola Weather on the PS Store), developed by ZHANG BO. Here is our official review of Solar Weather.