Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Age Rating: 12+
Stryke, a social networking app from Global Delight, seeks to build group engagement via collaboration through video, text and audio. It arrives on the Australian, Singaporean and Indian App Stores this month. How much enjoyment you will receive from Stryke is, like many social media platforms, dependent on the amount you put in. Stryke divides into groups of users. These groups are simple to create and friends are just as easy to add by selecting them from your contact list. Within these groups, users can chat, and send stickers and smileys. The premise of each group, however, is videos. Users are tasked to film six-second video clips and add overlay text and audio. From there you ‘Stryke’ your friends in the group by swiping in a criss-cross manner across their avatar, which sends the new video to them. Each ‘Stryke’ earns you one point and a running tally between you and your friends is updated. The videos, stickers and chat all fall into the one running list within a group, which also allows group members to comment on videos and communicate in a number of ways. In a nice twist, users can also post in the chat feed anonymously. If or when you become fed up with a group, you have the option to delete or leave. Users can also rename groups. Stryke will require you to sign in via Facebook. Stryke is a free app, available on the App Store here.