Ashton Kutcher Releases Social Media App Called A+

Ashton Kutcher Releases Social Media App Called A+

Ashton Kutcher today released his A+ App to the World. Kutcher teamed up with Ubermedia, the makers of UberSocial & Echofon Twitter clients, to launch A+.

The result is a desktop client that aims to make “social surfing easier”. It combines a browser with your social streams and  consumes tweets & news within the same window, meaning you don’t have to leave the app in order to experience the social web.

And this is what it looks like:

A built in menu appears in the left that features a number of strangely named channels called A+ “Something”, in the middle column sits your Twitter feed and in the right column a browser.

Visually, it’s a complete mess. It’s like an ugly child that only its father could love. The app seems to be a very ego centric play by Kutcher and is more than likely a reflection of probably how Ashton Kutcher thinks the internet and social media should work rather than actually provide anybody else with any worthwhile uses.

A+ looks like a mashup between Ashton Kutcher focused news, your Twitter stream, and a web browser. In its current incarnation, it simply doesn’t work.

Check out the below video to watch Ashton talk about A+ (you need to click through to view).

A+ is an Adobe Air app meaning it can run on Mac & Windows. The app is also free to use.

Maybe I’m a being a bit too critical since it is an early release but it will require a lot of improvement in order to be of use to the wider public.

  1.  It looks absolutely awful. As soon as I had read that it was developed with the help of UberMedia, that was enough. UberSocial for iPhone is an equal mess, with little usability and no features that even make it slightly appealing. Add that in with a sloppy, poorly designed user interface, and you get UberSocial iPhone.

    This doesn’t look much better.

    1. Anonymous says:

      When I first opened it up I couldn’t make any sense of it. 

      When I read the site from which I downloaded the app I thought it might be something along the lines of Flipboard for OS X. It’s not.

      I don’t get it.

      1. If that’s “Flipboard for Mac,” then I’m a panda.

        Anyone with any third-party app experience can see that the functionality of A+ is next to nothing.

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