Jolicloud Pops Up on Android
This week, we saw Jolicloud, the self-proclaimed “Personal Cloud” pop up in the Google Play Store. Jolicloud offers users a single avenue to view all social media by aggregating content from their favorite social sites. Currently, Jolicloud supports connections to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Picasa, Tumblr, and Flickr. Users simply sign in to each application and authorize connections to each social site to be shared via Jolicloud. That’s it! Now it’s time to “Jump In”.
Once you “Jump In”, Jolicloud will proceed to build a joint social stream for all connections that you authorized for your viewing pleasure. Initially, only your social content will be available to you, until you either add friends using Jolicloud or invite new ones. My expectation prior to installing the app, was that I would see my friends content as well and would not to add each one as a separate function, but that unfortunately is not the case.
All in all, the app is designed rather well. The interface and design are appealing and it’s rather simple to navigate. I don’t know that I will be using this long-term, but I definitely plan to give it a shot. I suppose much of its success as an app on my phone will be the willingness of friends to adopt it. As they say, “time will tell”.
If you would like to give it a test drive, head over to the Play store and snag the download.