This post brought to you by POWOW Messenger. All opinions are 100% mine.
(At left: Choose your own adventure.)
It is quite tedious to send off a missive via text while holding opera glasses with one hand, while attempting to politely tap your palm to express satisfaction with the other… or to hold that of your sweetheart in the other. A Gent or Gal just needs at least four hands. Now, you can send a Huzzah to a whole group of scenesters at once without accidentally texting your stalkers your whereabouts, your tailor or your parents' Tuesday night backgammon and historical revisionist-leisure suit deniar's club (Who by proxy might not have believed Tom Jones nor hipsters existed.)
If you download POWOW Messenger for Android (one "W' in the middle, mind you), you can send a note to preselected circle of folks at once. No tediously hunting and pecking for each one. After all, you wouldn't want to give up at the "M's" and then have cousin Tad hear from Aunt Myrtle in telegram and feel snubbed.
The application gave a little bit of lip at first, constantly crashing. At first it seemed like a little bit of spunk, but after repeated crashings it was either a sign that it abhorred my grammar or that my phone and it didn't play nice. It is recommended and best works on phones preinstalled with Ice Cream Sandwich. The Ice Cream Sandwich update just has not been issued for my phone yet, but it is promised soon. My phone and Froyo didn't like eachother. Gingerbread involved two days of a dropped network. Finally when that was all settled, I am bracing myself firmly in my suspenders.
After my patience was truly worn and threadbare, I tried Powow again and saw all the smiling faces. You can easily organize admirers into groups and text not just "all" or "one," but everywhere in between. If you like, you can even organize groups where folks can become members and receive the updates amongst themselves. Like having your own little pocket posse.
The interface is similar to sending a text, but there is a bit more ease. No more "type the caption" then "type the message" and then live in murky uncetainty which one will show up. You can add videos, pictures, audi clips or slideshow – instead of a self photo in the mirror, you can send the view of the catwalk – live.
Have you tried Powow? What did you think?