From the beginning of this millennium, we have experienced the emergence of social media and its revolutionary impact on our communication system. There was hi5 and Yahoo Messenger available before but Facebook changed the way to dictate the social network concept. With no doubt, for a decade, Facebook has made our communication life much easier.
But after 2010, we experienced some changes in social network industry as instant messenger applications started to penetrate the market. People started to use them as well, but they felt the need of having Facebook too, as those instant messaging applications never serve the purpose of Facebook completely. Again they never left those instant messaging apps like Viber or WhatsApp as they made their communication experience unique with lots of funny stickers and free calls.
So, till 2015, we have used a number of applications to perceive only a single aim – to get social, which means none of the available options are complete to fulfill this aim.
The scenario is very similar to the following:
Before this millennium, we saw different technologies each for a different purpose. I can still remember when I had my Walkman, with which I listened to songs. My mother had a radio, and we listened to various programs through it. Many of us had TVs with video players where we watched various programs and movies.
But after 2000, people started to own personal computers. Soon, they could do all the above-mentioned features with this single interface. Then people shifted to laptops due to their mobility. Handheld ease and smart features help smartphones to take the place of laptops as well. Today we can watch movies, listen to radio programs, enjoy songs and multimedia content through a single mobile unit.
So a fantastic single interface that can hold up the necessary features of previous technologies can change the human behavior pattern as well.
The same philosophy may have led to the emergence of a single application for social networking which will aim towards completeness. We use Facebook for sharing our status, images, and other stuff, we do our tweeting on Twitter. We share our images on Instagram and Pinterest. We see videos on YouTube. Even for the Facebook experience, we are dependent on different applications.
We need to use a Messenger application separately. Sometimes we need the help of Instagram as well.
While all this is going on we switch to Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp many times. For secret chat, many moved to Snapchat but that secret chat option is only available to texts. People cannot send any multimedia contents secretly. It proves people cannot find a complete application to get social. Even using so many applications results in huge data consumption and severe battery drainage issues. It would be easy for people if there was an application which will mark all the necessary features to get social and being built upon them.
A recent social networking application ringID tries to settle these issues. ringID makes sure that anyone, whether they are a user of a smartphone (iPhone, Android or Windows Phone) or a Desktop, can use it as they have the options to reach users of all operating systems.
ringID comes up with features like free calling, free messaging, real-time news feed and message retrieval. But the most important of all, it introduces a different notion to secret chat which is applicable for multimedia content as well. This is the feature where Snapchat failed to impress users with. Easy sign-up process and unlimited free and unique emojis led this application to a distinctive notion.
ringID has a built-in news feed, which we consider as a popular concept of Facebook. But there is a subtle difference, Facebook’s feed is not updated based on real-time; it shows news on its feed according to some different preferences. Many times, you will see posts of earlier days are visible at your top of the feed. Whereas ringID has a real time updated feed which ensures that you are watching the latest posts from your friends and those you follow.
ringID cares about the privacy of its users. It gives the user complete control of their privacy via permission settings that control which individual contacts can see their newsfeed, and whether their contacts can interact with them via messaging, calling, or not at all. Apart from all others, the feature I like most is “Message Retrieval.” Whether you have made a typo, written something inappropriate or just something you regret saying, it can be retrieved. This level of control is what has been missing in the messaging arena for a long long time.
Providing all these features in a single app, ringID is offering two positive performance factors for your smartphone and internet activity. Firstly, ringID incorporates all its features in itself, like in Facebook, you still need third parties like YouTube or Vimeo to see any video content. Whereas, ringID has its own media cloud and thus it is not dependent on any other applications. It saves your phone’s memory and battery as well. Secondly, ringID claims that it will ensure low data consumption which is a must for many smartphone users. It seems ringID is confident enough to bring out the completeness that people are looking for, even a decade into the social network industry. It has all the important features that people want to have inside a social network application; and thus, they have the specific capabilities to start a new revolution. Now it’s time for the people to embrace it.