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A free App.net account is a great way to test the services and feature that ADN has to offer

The last time we gave away some free App.net invites they went almost as quickly as tickets to Google I/O. Even when the great folks at ADN doubled the number we had to pass around, they still disappeared in minutes. People are curious, and we're back to help satisfy that curiosity with 300 more App.net invites.

These are for free accounts, which are a great way to try out the many services ADN offers. Services like the awesome messaging, or the cloud storage and of course the Twitter-like microblogging platform. There's a lot to ADN and we're happy to work with the folks there to bring people and the services together so they can decide if they want to go all-in with a paid account.

iIf you're looking for an invite, here's where you need to pay attention. Hit the link below and sign up. It's first-come first-served, and they're going to go quickly.

https://join.app.net/from/swzxxymxrc

By using an invitation, you'll automatically follow Android Central, but you can promptly unfollow us if you want to. This is a great way to make sure you have some content in your stream. 

Speaking of which, you'll probably want a good way to keep up with news and what's going on from the folks you follow from your Android device. There are a few nice ones out in the wild, but Robin for App.net stands head and shoulders above the crowd. It's got multi-language support, post filters, spam protection, multiple account support and everything else you would want or need from a client, and looks beautiful while doing it. It costs $2.99, but it's well worth it.

Grab your invite, grab your client from Google Play, and we'll see you there!

 

Reader comments

Here's another chance to get an App.net free account - we've got 300 to give away!

32 Comments

Got one!

So can someone explain this app.net thing to me again. It's like ad-free twitter, but restricted to paid accounts, and feature a lot of apps?

App.net was originally made as a platform for app developers, hence the name. It became a much more developer-friendly, ad-free alternative to Twitter some time ago.

You may have noticed that Twitter is basically killing off every third-party Twitter client, including the much-beloved TweetDeck. Wonderful apps like TweetBot and Falcon are on a slow road to a shallow grave. Meanwhile, ADN (App Dot Net) /does/ have their own interface, but they actually encourage the use of third-party applications like Robin and Dash on Android (Dash is free with a $1.99 in-app upgrade, and I wholly recommend both), or Riposte and Netbot for iOS.

ADN also has a higher character limit at 256. With less users right now (as startups are wont to be), there's much less spam, too. Sites like Buffer (a social media cross-posting application) already have ADN support.

There's really no reason not to get an account if you get the chance. I think you can sign up using most third-party apps, or find stray invites somewhere.

Great, thanks. But I need the elevator pitch on what this is and why I would want it. A site formerly called "Hooha." Um,... right.

Jerry, how do you get your HTC One to not show "4G or 4G LTE" when on wifi (as shown in the pic in this post)? My AT&T HTC One, even when on wifi, still says 4G or 4G LTE. Even when I turn of all data it still has the icons. Is it because yours is unlocked and mine is a carrier version? It isn't using data while on when wifi is on it just bugs me...

I don't know for sure but I'm guessing that, like me, he has the Developer Edition of the phone. It doesn't show the stupid 4G icon when you're on WiFi (thank goodness). :-P