Review Between - Private Couples App
A social application for couples
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 23 Sep 2014 on
Variety of features, easy to use
The application might not be that inherently useful
Between for Android is an application where you can message, share pictures, set dates, between yourself and your partner, loved one, or spouse. Whatever you want to call it!
The idea behind Between seems catered towards long distance relationships. It’s often hard to maintain a “closeness” when thousands or hundreds of miles separate you and the only thing available is Facetime, texting, and voice applications like Skype. This application doesn’t really aim to compete with any of those said applications, but it aims to be sort of an add on application. It’s something you can use on the side to supplement an online experience.
The application’s interface is used primarily by the tab system at the top. Each tab is white, framed by a pleasant teal background. Everything about the application seems cooling and a little bit feminine if not trendy. Through these tabs you can access a calendar to schedule dates, see photos shared on the application, look at alarms and events, and finally make a memory box for special occasions.
Perhaps the most useful function of the application might be the calendar feature. This would come in handy during flight scheduling, appointments, or any other thing that your partner needs to be aware of. The other uses of the application don’t seem as useful, as you can text in your favorite application, and while making a collection of pictures seems cute and fun, it’s a little bit work to put them all together into the application and I personally found it less exciting to see a picture more than once in a while.
Between is simple to use. You can login via social networks like usual, and the interface within the application is easy to use. This application might suit those looking for a cute application to further legitimize a relationship, or just for those looking to share a calendar. But thats not saying there isn’t other and perhaps more powerful ways to do that either.