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Mobile Video Sharing Made Easy: Media and User Reviews of Thwapr's New iPhone App(March 14, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/11 -- Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a leading social mobile video and photo sharing service, launched its first iPhone app early last month. The app launch received coverage from Mashable, MacWorld, MacLife, ReadWriteWeb, AppAdvice, The New York Observer, and others. Early reviews of the app from media and users are summarized below.
MacWorld, in an article titled "Share Mobile Videos with Thwapr App," said: "The iPhone makes it easy to shoot video on the fly, but sharing these videos can be a bit tricky. Thwapr's new app and video sharing service, Thwapr, helps overcome the iPhone's video sharing limitations, letting you easily capture and share videos and photos with many types of mobile devices." Mashable, in an article titled "New Video-Sharing iPhone App Supports 30-Minute Clips," said: "Mobile photo sharing is exploding thanks to emerging services that make the experience both fun and seamless. If mobile video sharing is to experience the same boom, startups will need to build solutions that remove friction from the upload and share process. Thwapr appears to be making a big step in that direction."
For the month of February, ReadWriteWeb selected the Thwapr iPhone app as one of their favorite new smartphone apps. AppAdvice, in a product review titled "Tired Of Sharing Your Lifestyle In 30 Second Bursts? Turn Them Into 30 Minute Experiences With Thwapr," said: "The best way to think of Thwapr is an enhanced MMS, or maybe an MMS of this decade. The idea is to share interesting and heartfelt moments with friends and family using a much more immersible means: video." The full text of these articles and more are available via http://www.thwapr.com/articles.aspx.
Selected five star reviews from iTunes AppStore users include: "Great application -- this has completely replaced MMS and email as my way of sharing video with people through mobile devices" and "I was looking for an easy way to share quick videos with people -- Thwapr was just what I was looking for."
Key competitive advantages for the Thwapr iPhone app include broad compatibility for sharing video to 300+ phones, fast mobile to mobile video sharing, importing video to share from a user's Camera Roll, geo-tagging for videos, ability to download videos to device, simple user registration, photo sharing, and more. The Thwapr iPhone app is available in the AppStore via www.itunes.com/apps/thwapr. A launch video is available via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkZ7UzzDGxc
About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr strives to make mobile video sharing easy to use for both users and brands. Thwapr empowers users to get their moments moving and enables brands to mobilize and monetize content, extending distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology is revolutionizing mobile video. Thwapr is making mobile video sharing easy, fast and fun for the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. To learn more about the Thwapr iPhone app, visit www.thwapr.com/iphone or text "iphone" to 757575 to view a video about the app. Learn about Thwapr's platform for brands at corp.thwapr.com. Also, visit us at www.thwapr.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/thwapr or Like us at www.facebook.com/thwapr.
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