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Socialcast Mobile Apps FAQ (2008689)

Purpose

Socialcast has applications for several mobile devices. This article provides answers to common questions about Socialcast mobile apps.

Resolution

This article answers these questions:

 Can you post messages, reply to posts, and direct messages?
Posting messages and replying messages is available in all mobile apps. Private messages are available in iPhone and Mobile optimized site.
 Do the mobile devices have the ability to click on keyword or topic hash and view all posts containing clicked text?

In mobile apps other than the Android app, clicking on a message tag launches a search for that keyword in all accessible messages. You cannot toggle/click on hashtags to view all posts containing the keyword in the Android app.

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to edit their own posts? 
This is not available in any mobile application.  
Do the mobile devices have the ability to follow/unfollow? 
Following and unfollowing is supported in all mobile apps, but Directory of Users is not available and thus must occur by searching for a user’s message and following his/her profile.  
 Do the mobile devices have the ability to like posts? 
All mobile apps permit you to like a message.
 Do the mobile devices have the ability to post a message targeted to a specific group of users?

Public and Private Groups are available for posting to specific groups of users in all mobile apps. In the Android app, users may share with a specific group of users via the Share with: drop-down. 

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to post and view links?

Links may be posted from all mobile applications. Links are manually input with the keyboard. Posted links may be viewed from all mobile applications. 
 Do the mobile devices have the ability to post pictures?

Photo posting available in iPhone, Blackberry and Android apps. Mobile optimized site does not support picture uploading.

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to post video?

Video posting is available in iPhone and Blackberry Android apps. The mobile optimized site and the Android app do not support video uploading.

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to read posts and direct messages?

Reading of all messages in all streams is available in all mobile applications 

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to respond to polls?

Polls are available in iPhone. They are not available in the Blackberry. The Android app does not allow users to respond to polls – it just shows an object in the stream that says Please answer this. Although a user can like and comment on a poll. 

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to search?

Basic search is supported in all mobile apps, but Directory of Users is not available.

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to use # to mark keywords or topics in a post?

Hash symbols are supported in all mobile applications to create message tags. 

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to view pictures?

Images may be viewed in-line in the stream in all mobile apps.

 Do the mobile devices have the ability to view video?

The mobile optimized site allows a user to download a video that has been posted to the stream and view on their phone’s video playing system. iPhone and Blackberry applications do not support in-line viewing of videos in the stream.

 Does Socialcast support OAuth 2.0?

As of September 2011, Socialcast has implemented the new OAuth 2.0 security protocol. OAuth 2.0 is an open protocol that allows people to simply and securely authorize web sites and applications to access their information without sharing detailed aspects of their identity. Industry leaders such as Google, Yahoo, and Twitter offer this technology. For Socialcast, OAuth 2.0 provides an easy way for people to extend the desktop experience to mobile devices and other websites with the confidence their personal information will remain secure. For more information, see the blog announcement.

 Is there secure access from mobile devices?

Yes, using Oauth 2. The Android app uses HTTPS and doesn’t store the user’s password. 

 What phones do you have applications for?

iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and a mobile optimized website.

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