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Spot: Your Inner Circle App Poster Image
age 15+
Appearance, appeal spot-on; Teens' best interest? Way off.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Vero - True Social App Poster Image
age 15+
Competitor to social giants appeals, needs improvements.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2018)
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Taylor Swift: The Swift Life App Poster Image
age 15+
Ads and gamified social media not for younger fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Spotlite - Sing Freely App Poster Image
age 15+
Slick video maker makes teens karaoke stars for real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Zello Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 15+
Real-time voice messenger app requires internet connection.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Soundcircles App Poster Image
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age 15+
Picture + sound is fun, but withholding cool options is not.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Lifestage App Poster Image
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age 15+
Short-video social app with privacy and safety concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups App Poster Image
age 15+
Social-networking communities work best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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GroupMe App Poster Image
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age 15+
Share unlimited content, but watch for unfiltered Internet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Shots App - The Comedy App App Poster Image
age 15+
Social network features the funny, not the follower count.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Tribe - Video Messaging - Faster than texting, easier than live video and phone calls App Poster Image
age 15+
Tap, hold, release to share quick videos with your friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Keek Social Video Network App Poster Image
age 15+
Short clips of talent; fun, iffy content; public by default.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Wishbone - Compare Anything App Poster Image
age 15+
Answer, create fun, shallow polls; beware ads, data mining.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Jott Messenger App Poster Image
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age 15+
Connect to school friends without Wi-Fi or a data plan.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Burn Note App Poster Image
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age 15+
Self-destructing messages can be fun; don't expect privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Secret - Speak Freely App Poster Image
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age 15+
Share thoughts -- but not your identity -- with friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Vine Camera App Poster Image
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age 15+
Clever video app now connected to Twitter.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Starmap HD App Poster Image
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age 15+
Exhaustive catalog for serious astronomy buffs.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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