Centralized Social Network Hub with Flavors.me

We human beings always have the urge to go after the best in every vertical. The same is doubly true when it comes to the Internet. We might have our blog at WordPress.com, friends in Facebook, photos in Flickr, videos in YouTube, microblog at Tumblr and so on.

But it is an absoulte hassle if a friend of yours wants to keep of your social network activities. He/she will have to login to multiple apps to view the things you have shared and know what you are up to. Enter Flavors.me.

Flavors.me empowers the user to create a centralized one stop online destination for all the personal content distributed across multiple social networks.

Overview

Flavors.me allows us to create an elegant and dynamic website by using our own personal content from social networks around the web. Be it photos, videos, music or blog posts uploaded to a popular social network, Flavors.me helps you to put everything together at a single website.

Overview

Overview

With Flavors.me, you can pull content from more than 20 popular social networks into an extremely customizable web page of your own. The sign up process is an absolute breeze with all my personal favorites – just three fields, no password confirmation field and no email activation.

Sign Up

Sign Up

The minimalist design of the sign up page is gorgeous to say the least.

Pricing

Flavors.me has one of the reasonable and simple pricing plans among the web apps I have seen. There is a single annual plan that costs only $20 to host your personal digital hub.

Pricing

Pricing

Flavors.me offers a free account for users to test the waters with all the features turned on. The only limitation is that with a free account you can export content from a maximum of 4 social network sites.

Dashboard

The minimalism we raved about in the sign up page is reflected in the dashboard design too. Against a blank white canvas floats a menu with just four items. Talk about creating a great first impression!

Dashboard

Dashboard

I started to add my profile information in the About section. When you start typing the name and profile information, the white canvas is populated instantaneously with the same. With a large font and real time saving, the experience is bind blowing.

Profile Information

Profile Information

But for some reason, the title got truncated after a few letters and was unable to change that even after moving the floating menu the extreme right of the screen, to make way for more letters. Let us see if this can be fixed in later customizations.

Truncated Content

Truncated Content

Options to format the text information and allowing users to promote your website are available in this section.

Adding a Service

Selecting on a social network reveals the mode of connectivity towards the fag end of this section. With Twitter, Google & Facebook the respective authorization options show up.

Adding Facebook

Adding Facebook

In case of other services the username field shows up and once you add it, a link to the service appears on the canvas.

Adding Tumblr

Adding Tumblr

Designing the Site

You can customize the layout, colors, background and fonts of the site being designed.  Free users are limited to three layout designs. The title truncation issue is fixed when a layout is chosen.

Layout Design

Layout Design

You can upload an image and set it as the background. Multiple images can be uploaded and can be switched in a single click when you get bored of the current design. The image can be aligned in a number ways using the preset alignment option.

Background Image

Background Image

Flavors.me provides embed codes and API integration with a number of social media networks to promote the website. Search engine submissions and Google Adwords campaign to promote your website can also be launched from the Promote section.

Promoting the Site

Promoting the Site

The final look of the Flavors.me website is simple, uncluttered and beautiful. Clicking on the + sign expands the respective social network content stream.

Final Look

Final Look

Final Thoughts

Extensive traffic statistics & analysis and custom domain are available to paid subscribers. $20 a year for Flavors.me is pretty cheap but they need to add some more features to make users pay without flinching.

Flavors.me is a dynamite of a service that underplays itself a bit too much. Of course the idea is to be a single stop social hub but the app has immense potential. With a powerful and intuitive backend administration control, Flavors.me could start allowing users to add pages, forms, comment section etc. making it an all-in-one aggregation and delivery platform. We rate Flavors.me a 9/10 for executing a simple idea wrapped in pure candy.


Summary

Flavors.me allows anyone to create an elegant website using personal content from around the internet.

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