When you’re working at your desk, cooking dinner or watching TV, you don’t necessarily have time to constantly watch all the tweets, check-ins and photos that your friends are posting, but it’s nice to have a way to keep up with them, even if it’s just as ambient noise. Screenfeeder, an app for iPhone and iPad, can help.
It takes content from Twitter, foursquare and Instagram and cycles through it in a very attractive manner. You can leave your iPhone or iPad sitting in the dock and catch the content as it goes by out of the corner of your eye.
The foursquare check-ins it displays are especially nice. It names the place your friend was last seen, while the background shows a satellite view of the area. For friends who are nearby, the map zooms in to give you a better idea of their location.
Screenfeeder also has support for tracking specific hashtags on Twitter, so you can keep track of the conversation around a TV show while you’re watching. You could even show it on your TV via Airplay (picture-in-picture maybe?).
Screenfeeder is available in the iTunes app store for $1.99. It’s a universal app for both iPhone and iPad, so you only need to purchase once if you have both devices.
Give Screenfeeder a try and let us know what you think in the comments.
/Thanks to Craig Bowman for the tip!