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Stories Behind the Apps – Socializer

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We are re-running some of the original App stories as we kick off 2015, Enjoy!

Tell us about SocializerThe idea behind our app is to simultaneously post to unlimited App.net, Twitter & Facebook (pages & timeline) accounts without ever leaving one application. In times of a growing number of social media services and the growing usage we needed a way to post at the same time to all services. That's why we thought about creating an app that can do this. We mixed in some great features like a counter, groups and drafts and called it Socializer.

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How is it different from similar apps or competitors? Our app is designed to pay attention to the small details you need when you are posting to multiple services on a daily basis. Socializer helps you do this easily and conveniently with as few taps possible. For example, we support custom groups to put your favorite accounts in order to post faster to selected and specific accounts.

iTunesArtworkWhat went into the design and UI?  The UI/icon was designed using Photoshop, coffee and much love.

What tools or resources did you use in building the app? We are inspired by the need of people using multiple services like Twitter, App.net and Facebook simultaneously. Based on that our family supported us as well as friends and beta testers.

What lessons did you learn using these resources?  Without a plan you are screwed and Photoshop is not as easy as it looks.

Sebastian Tischer, co-creator of Socializer

What went right and wrong with the release? Right: We were approved right in the first round. The release went smoothly and people liked the app. Wrong: We thought the initial push would be bigger and people would recognize the app more.
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Reggie Ashworth, co-creator of Socializer

Who is on the team and what are your roles?  Basically our team consists of two people. Reggie Ashworth is the developer behind this piece of software with many years of coding experience. He coded the whole app, all functions and connections to the social services from the ground up. Sebastian Tischer is the marketing specialist behind Socializer. He has an Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and soon to be Master of Arts in online, social media and inter-cultural marketing. Furthermore he is responsible for design, concept and Web Design. 

What were you doing prior to creating SocializerReggie is a independent developer whose apps you can find here: http://www.reggieashworth.com Sebastian is finishing his studies and works as a marketing consultant.

What other apps can't you live without or inspire you? Our favorite apps are all apps from the Omnigroup as well as Postbox for mail, Tweetbot and Podio for our project management.

Head over to iTunes to download Socializer!

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