If you love cars and you love to talk about them, then DRIVE.NET is the app for you. This app runs on both iOS and Android and is available for free downloading. It brings together a community of car lovers from around the world and allows members to partake in a car show that runs continuously, without bounds.
Once you download the app, you will see it has a very simple interface. Until you create an account, you will only be able to read posts that have been submitted by members, comments to those posts, and replies to those comments. In a nutshell, you will have completely passive access and exposure to the app.
After you create an account, the road opens up wider to an experience like no other. You can now start to post photos and articles describing what you like, what your experience is with cars, or just blog. Many users like to use this app to journal road trips or adventures they take. You can even chronicle your experience in researching and finding your first car. The sky is the limit to what you can post. Make it interesting enough and you will attract enough followers to fill a freeway.
The main screen is the list of featured posts. At the very bottom of the screen are buttons that take you to different functional parts of the app. The big “D” at the very left is the main screen. Next comes “Feed” which allows you to tap into the News Feed that keeps you up to date on what’s happening in the automobile scene. “Comments” comes next, allowing you to view the comments you have posted on any number of submissions. “Messages” is where you can create a new posting on any forum, or community. This is also where you can upload and edit photos before publishing them online.
DRIVE.NET lets you promote your car, as well, if you are a collector and seek to find a different way to share your passion for cars. Posts submitted to DRIVE.NET are strictly monitored, so only information concerning cars is allowed, along with content that is original and free from any offense. The editors of the app ensure that all comments, messages, and photos uploaded for posting adhere to guidelines explicitly outlined on their website. The creators of the app also advise that accounts will be closed if adherence is not met.
The only downside I could see to this app is the inability to really see everything you would like to see on a smartphone. With so many featured posts enhanced with images and artful descriptions and storytelling, a larger device, such as an iPad works best. It does makes sense to have it available on a more mobile piece of equipment, but writing eloquent stories and descriptions, as so many cars deserve, warrants a proper editing venue with keyboard. However, for those who are adept at typing on mobiles, it may just well serve the purpose it’s intended to.
Overall, as an app you take with you anywhere you go, it’s perfect for keeping up with what’s happening in the world of cars, and for letting the world know all about your special treasure.