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Google I/O could see introduction of Pinterest for Android

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Google I/O could see introduction of Pinterest for Android
Let's say you didn't know what Pinterest was, you might be excused for believing it has something to do with drinking (thus the "pint" in the name of the app) or you might think that it has to do with restaurants which would account for the "rest" in the name. Actually, it is more mundane that those examples. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can stick virtual notes and help get organized. Users have found the app helpful in planning events, such as weddings or to pin up articles or recipes. Think of all the things you might pin up on a pinboard and that is exactly what you would do with Pinterest except that you can share your board with the world.

Listing on Google I/O app says Pinterest is available for Android

Listing on Google I/O app says Pinterest is available for Android

The great thing is that the app is simple to use. See something on the web you want to pin on your boar? Take the "pin it" button that you install on your browser and it lets you grab an image from any web site and pin it on your board. And just to make sure that credit is given, Pinterest will grab the sourcelink and credit the originator. Visit the interest website for more details by clicking on the sourcelink below.

Pinterest used to be available only for iOS users, but that appears ready to change next week at Google I/O. The guys at Ausdroid discovered that on the Sandbox section of the Google I/O app, Pinterest is listed as an Android related exhibitor for Google's 2-day expo next week and the listing says that Pinterest is now available for Android-which it isn't, at least not yet. But it certainly all seems to add up to a launch for the virtual pinboard in the Google Play Store next week.

source: Pinterest, iTunes, Ausdroid via AndroidCentral

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posted on 24 Jun 2012, 21:02

1. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)

Pinterest is going to be the murderer for people on data limits. A website people stay on for hours at a time with nothing but pictures on it can't be good for data transfer amounts.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 22:52 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i thought it was something more similar to the already available Fancy App for Android but i guess not. i'm not interested but i know those who are. i keep track of announcements as much for friends and family as i do myself.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 01:17

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Well, I have about as much interest in this as I have in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram... maybe it's the lack of being as self-absorbed as a teeny bopper direction that the rest of society is taking. How many more Ansel Adams wannabe's can we herd onto the internet? Seriously, the other day someone sent my gf a black and white picture of the food they were about to eat in a restaurant, with the caption, "YUM!"

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:27

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

maybe you're too self absorbed in trying not to be too self absorbed. xD
if you have any kind of social life there's practical aspects to most of these social outlets you mentioned with the exception being Twitter, Twitter is stupid, you can do everything on Facebook that you can on Twiter and so much more. Twitter is just where you go if you want posting every insignificant thing about your life to be okay.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 21:05

5. bander (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

is it like Springpad?

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