Social media is obviously a commercial platform for businessmen where they can promote their brands and products. Numbers matter the most to them and they’re always looking for some extra likes and followers on their pages. But it’s part of their job and no complaints for that. But the problem arises when a simple user, who uploads his photos on Instagram becomes a slave of this number-race. Earlier he used to share his moments with his friends and followers just for fun, but now he’s selling them for likes and follows. He gets depressed when a particular photo doesn’t get enough likes and also starts comparing them with others’. Moreover, a habit breeds up of looking at only those photos which have thousands of likes and ignoring the rest. This habit speaks up something very peculiar about you; that you need to relax!
So let’s take a break from this like-follow race and start a new revolution called LikeBlockr for Instagram which is a new iOS app developed by Daniel Zimmerman. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.1 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
LikeBlockr lets you use your Instagram account just like you’re used to. Just login to your account and you can upload and share your photos as usual. But there’s a very big difference that you’ll realize very soon. The number of likes on a photo or the number of followers on a profile is not displayed and it might be as shocking to you as snatching away all the superpowers from Superman. Now everybody’s on the same level because there’s no level anymore. When you’re exploring a new profile, you’re not deciding the quality of his/her work by the number of likes anymore but you genuinely wait on each and every picture and admire the work. Actually, this is what you should have been doing so far. But alas! You know the reality. When a new photo comes in the slide, we look at the likes first and then what the content is. If there are many likes, we add up another or we move on. After all, who has the time to look at the picture as well!
The app is seamlessly easy to navigate through the photos and the profiles. You can obviously follow a person if you want to and share your photos as well. These controls are intact as in the original Instagram app. Also, there’s a camera button to directly upload the photos and videos from your phone.
LikeBlockr is more than an app; it’s a thought. Just step out of that rat-race and you’ll find that the world is much more than just that lane you were running in.
The app is available for free in the App Store.
Pros: seamless navigation; number of likes and followers not shown; easy access to camera for uploads; free.
I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Worth Having Application : Download the App