Slide Launches Top Friends(tm) for the iPhone(tm)
SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 13, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
Today, Slide Inc. (www.slide.com), the leading social entertainment company, launched its Top Friends iPhone application. Developed specifically for iPhone, Top Friends incorporates Facebook Connect and includes many of the features found in the original application, such as the ability to communicate directly with friends and interact using fun SuperPoke! actions. New to the application is the ability for users to track and share locations with their Top Friends through real-time geo-tagging.
Designed to automatically sync up with the iPhone address book, users will be able to call, e-mail or short message service (SMS) their contacts directly from within the Top Friends application interface. Friend lists can be personalized with customized skins and viewed as either a grid (gathering them all on one screen) or as a cover flow (turning each friend into an album in a jukebox). By signing in with Facebook Connect, users have the option to allow status updates and SuperPoke! actions to also be shared through their Facebook News Feed and profile page.
"Our real-time, social mapping feature is a compelling way to stay connected. You can keep up with your Top Friends and share locations instantly," said Keith Rabois, vice president of strategy and business development, Slide. "Customized for mobile use, Top Friends is also one of the first iPhone apps to feature Facebook Connect, creating a seamless experience across both platforms."
With more than 49 million users, Top Friends is a customizable profile that allows users to express themselves and interact with the friends that matter most to them. Consistently one of the top applications on Facebook, more than 100 million people have been named Top Friends. The application is an engaging experience in which users can display their moods, own their friends' profiles, and send each other drinks and gifts.
Top Friends is available for iPhone from Apple's App Store: www.topfriends.com/iphone
About Slide Inc.
Slide is the world's leading social entertainment company. We offer people the ability to communicate, engage and have fun with one another within the context of relationships they built on social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. The social networks benefit from increased user activity, advertisers benefit from a highly engaged audience, and our users can share popular videos, send virtual gifts or even throw sheep at each other. At Slide, we take fun very seriously. That's why more than 150 million people each month interact with our products, including SuperPoke!, Top Friends, FunSpace and Slideshows. Slide was founded in 2005 by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and is backed by Mayfield Fund, Blue Run Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund.
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SOURCE: Slide Inc.
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