The term digital social networking was first recognized in late 90s with the launch of social site SixDegrees.com. On this site users were allowed to create profiles and to list their friends. Since then, trend of social networking is just ongoing and has been including new ideas of social networking and social media such as profile and comment sharing (e.g., Facebook), blogging (e.g., WordPress), micro-blogging (e.g. twitter) wikis (e.g., Wikipedia), video sharing (e.g., YouTube), discussion forums, photo sharing (e.g., Flicker), RSS feeds, and so on. Apart from this, there are thousands of social networking applications providing specific social networking services.
Social networking platforms provided instant access to reach groups of friends but for accessing all these platforms, users are required to use PC.
Since smartphone launched, accessing social networking platforms has become as easy as blinking the eyes. It also speeded up social networking application development projects and more and more internet based social sites are now available in the form apps that one can easily install in his smartphone.
The top 16 Facebook apps can be categorized in categories likes games, dating, lifestyle, communications, and music. Other sort of social networking apps can be location, geo, and photography apps.
Now is the era of smartphones and in UK and US, half of the users do own new generation mobile devices. The market of smartphone is becoming big in size, especially when Google is providing cutting-edge Operating System at no cost that further helped phone manufacturers to launch low-cost smartphones.
Today, mobile is beyond a device that was merely used for talking to someone. It is a new PC in pocket or hand. A lite tablet or smartphone installed with Android OS can be geared up with a variety of applications to provide you global connectivity, such as social networking and other computing tasks. Smartphones installed with Android OS just require an app to get connected with any social networking services. A wide range of Android Social networking apps is already out and installed by millions of users. For any specific operation developers can provide Android social networking application development too.
At this moment, any of Android social networking development projects can be customized to go with needs and requirements of particular user-segment, age group, social group and ethnic groups.
Android OS is an open source platform, proving full support to customized application development. Its adaptability and wide spread market has made it the first requirement of business communities for different smartphone apps development. It is highly stable OS and any application installed in Android based smartphone functions according to the capacity of device.