Mini App Round-Up: Dec 10, 2010
Our Mini App Round-Ups cover smaller apps that rock. If you have a suggestion for an app, send it our way.
Yes No Tweet
Yes No Tweet quickly creates yes/no polls for Twitter. Visit the site and provide a yes/no question. The service builds a tweet with your question and two links. If your followers agree, they can click the Yes link. If they disagree, they can click the No link. The poster can view the results anytime. Yes No Tweet posts the most recent questions on their homepage, and you can see people reaching out to their friends for questions like, “Should potatoes be poked before baking?” Use it as a way to crowdsource your followers.
Ford Madox Ford said you could judge a book, not by its cover, but by reading page 99. “Open the book to page ninety-nine, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” Page99Test.com is a social media interpretation of that quote. It encourages up-and-coming writers to post the contents of their 99th page for review. Users rate the material without seeing the author name. The website’s outstanding layout alone is worth a look.
Codesnipp.it is a new community for developers to share little snippets of code. Users post code in any of the twenty four categories, and others can comment. It seems the userbase focuses on PHP, jQuery and Objective-C, but there’s something for everyone. Codesnipp.it is young and already thriving.
For your daily distraction, take a look at Drum Kit. The Flash-based app plays sounds when you tap keys on your keyboard. You’re not going to hear the typical cowbell noises. Instead, Drum Kit gives us beats that we hear in dance music and the Cha Cha Slide. Hit a few keys and put together a beat of your own. The layout leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s a page you can explore with your eyes closed.