The past few years have seen a marked rise in the importance of Social Networking Services (SNS) like Twitter and Facebook. From merely being an interesting past time activity like Friendster and Myspace was a few years back, SNSes have grown to be an essential Web feature to many.
Following this trend, SNS integration seems to be the current “in” thing amongst gadget manufacturers, most of which provide some sort of easy access to SNS services. Some, like Palm’s Synergy, have shown great promise indeed. Others however, seem content in tacking some sort of widget or homescreen app that displays an SNS feed – most of which either eat up valuable desktop/homescreen space; or are horrible battery hogs that require an almost constant Internet connection.
But what happens if you want SNS integration for an older smartphone that does not do it natively? Or if you want to use something that is not as obstrusive as a widget or something more cellular data and battery friendly?