Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ziibii - The River Of Information

I'm always intrigued by iPhone apps that try to do it all. Most of the time, it ends up being a "jack-of-all-trades, master of none." But, I always HOPE that someone can get it right.

This bring me to Ziibii [iTunes link]. It is basically a feed reader mixed in with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube updates. And the way you read the headlines is in a most unusual way: Each story is on a "surfboard" that's flowing down a "river." You can always pause the river and swipe to see what's downstream. If you don't like the river view, you can choose to see it in a list.

This free app basically does what it says. Personally, I don't feel that the "river" concept is for me. I also don't feel that having Twitter comments mixed in with everything else really fits. If you see a Tweet you want to respond to, you'll have to get out of the app to do so. Also, YouTube doesn't work very well within the app.

Still, I would have to say that this is a very unique way of reading feeds. It's just not for me.


Anonymous said...

Agree - very unique, fun to surf and it's for me - love to have fun while getting my feeds

Anonymous said...

Pretty impressive...can't knock the uniqueness of this app, nice to see something different.

Anonymous said...

The things you see for the iPhone are amazing, really! I really like the concept used here with Ziibii.

Clay said...

Thanks for all the great feedback! I'm glad some people found a use for this app. :)