Social media apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

Social media and networking apps continue to help us connect with each other in ways we couldn't have dreamed even a few years ago. From locating friends who are close by to making Twitter and Facebook access more efficient, these social networking apps will keep you updated.

Apple apps

Pinterest (Free)* Haven't joined the Pinterest craze yet? See what all the fuss is about with this "pinning" app, where millions of users post pins on everything from craft ideas to recipes to travel destinations. (Mobilewalla Score: 94/100)

fring (Free)* Video chat is a great way to connect with family and friends. Now you can video chat with up to four people in high-definition. (Score: 92/100)

GoodReads (Free)* Looking for your next book? Join this social network for book lovers, with millions of reviews from avid readers worldwide. (Score: 91/100)

Skout - Meet, Chat, Friend (Free)* Finding your next date has never been easier. Post your location and dating preferences, and find thousands of potential dates. (Score: 90/100)

Untappd (Free)* Beer lovers, unite! This social network for beer enthusiasts allows you to post, rate and discuss your favorite brews. (Score: 74/100)

Android apps

Google+ (Free)* Google+ continues to gain popularity over Facebook, as users love the ability to divide groups of friends into separate circles. (Mobilewalla Score: 95/100)

TweetCaster for Twitter (Free)* Manage your Twitter account, with search and trending information at your fingertips. Send and schedule tweets, and easily connect with followers. (Score: 94/100)

TiKL - Touch To Talk (Free)* Turn your phone into a walkie-talkie with this "push to talk" app that instantly connects you with other TiKL users. (Score: 92/100)

ooVoo Video Chat (Free)* Easily video chat with anyone in your Facebook contact list. Allows up to 12 simultaneous connections. (Score: 90/100)

qeep - Friends, Fun, Free (Free) Meet new people who are looking to flirt on this social platform featuring millions of young users. (Score: 88/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.