Hey, folks, welcome to Tap That App.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Jaymar Cabebe, and this is the
show where we tap the finest pieces of app on planet Earth.
Today we are checking out Thumb, which basically lets you poll the
public about anything you want.
Use it correctly, and it can be a nice
little tool for some casual research.
HereÃ¯Â¿Â½s how it works: there are two ways to use Thumb: You can Ask for
Opinions or you can Give Your Opinion.
If you want to ask for opinions, first type in your question--the yes-
or-no variety works best--then attach a photo.
You can use a photo from
your gallery, take a new photo, or grab one from the Web, all from
within ThumbÃ¯Â¿Â½s interface.
After that, select a category, to give your question some context, then
hit Get Opinions!
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½ll take a minute for people to start chiming in, so you can go ahead
and vote on other peopleÃ¯Â¿Â½s questions while you wait.
You can vote with a thumbs-up, a thumbs-down, or you can keep it
If you like, you can also add comments, which users always
And to make it easy, each time you vote, the app will
automatically move you on to the next question.
At this point, my only issue with Thumb is that some of the users tend
to ask questions that arenÃ¯Â¿Â½t exactly optimized for the platform, if you
know what IÃ¯Â¿Â½m saying.
Take this one.
DoesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t exactly lend itself to the thumbs-up-thumbs-down
So, just be sure to pose your questions correctly, and Thumb will be a
really useful tool for everybody.
Now, to go back and see what the public thinks of my question.
[Read the poll results: e.g.
Ã¯Â¿Â½40 people have chimed in, and it looks
like about half of them thinkÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½]
And if you want, you can also see the results of your previous
As you can see here, 71% of ThumbÃ¯Â¿Â½s users were totally wrong
about the shirt I was wearing yesterday.
And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it, folks.
Thumb is free and available on both the Android
Market and iTunes App Store.
I highly suggest you download it, and give
my red lumberjack shirt some love.
Otherwise, if youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve got another hot app that you want me to tap,
holler at me on the Twitter.
Thanks for watching.