Path, the social networking app available for some months on iOS, has now been released on the Android Market as well. Those who are new to the news about Path, need to know that it created a buzz at the time of its launch because it was a social networking app, yet it restricted the number of contacts to just 50.
It was launched, by design, for the users who preferred to use a quieter social networking app. It has most of the social networking features that users look for in a mobile app, and users of both the versions — Android and iPhone will be able to interact with one another with the app or the web version of the app.
Although Path has followed the predictable path of launching the iOS app first, and then following up with the Android app, the company doesn’t agree it has a bias towards the iOS. Path said in its blog post that its users will be able to, “Capture and share life’s moments through photos; stay connected to a small group of 50 close friends and family; and tag moments with people, places, and things; view friends’ moments.”
The blog post further says the users will also be able to, “Have intimate conversations around each moment with chat, know when your friends have seen your moments, and publish the occasional moment on Facebook for all of your Facebook friends to see.”
The move towards Android seems to be a smart one from the creators of Path as after some time of existence on the iOS platform, they need to increase their user base.