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Mobile Video Vendor BlipSnips Releases Version 2.0 of Its Popular App - Adds Twitter and Geotagging; Exceeds 140,000 Downloads.(May 25, 2011)
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
BlipSnips®, a leading developer of mobile social video software and a 2010 TechStars technology accelerator graduate, has just released Version 2.0 of its popular iTunes app that upgrades existing features and adds multiple new features not found together or not available in any other video shooting, tagging and sharing mobile application.
Recently, a group of University of Colorado students were asked how they use the BlipSnips app. Undergrad student Seth Hirshberger responded simply that he uses his BlipSnips iPhone app, For life!
BlipSnips is a fun, engaging way to easily share with your friends moments in a video that matter to you, on the platforms where we connect every day Facebook, Twitter and email. This highly-rated, free iPhone application allows people to easily shoot videos of lifes important moments and tag and comment on their Facebook friends in their videos.
The tagged friends are notified of the video upon uploading to Facebook or Twitter and they may choose to tag additional friends in the video and leave their own comments. The resulting video post could engage as many people, or more, who appear in the video as well as each of their own Facebook friends and family making BlipSnips the most fun and effective life sharing app on the market today.
According to BlipSnips CEO, John Bliss, You can only be social if youre sharing people, places and moments and those moments and the people who create them are the keys to what makes BlipSnips uniquely social. Bliss continues, The BlipSnips app makes capturing life with video reflexive, incredibly fun and social to its core.
BlipSnips delivers the entire package consistently to mobile devices and websites: Capturing video of a special moment enjoyed with friends, identifying where it took place, who was there, and then having the ability to share that moment with multiple people and engage them puts the social into social video.
BlipSnips Version 2.0 takes video sharing into a whole new realm by developing a social app that uses video as its canvas.
The rise of social video will transform the Web as a communications medium as much as the capturing of the social graph. states BlipSnips lead investor and advisor, Chris Kelly who was Facebooks Chief Privacy Officer from 2005 until 2010. Kelly adds, With its robust tools and intuitive interface, Blipsnips 2.0 is again leading this transformation.
Mashables Brenna Ehrlich, Associate Editor for Media & Entertainment, points out that the new features available in BlipSnips 2.0 out-maneuver competitor SocialCams user features. She writes, In essence, the BlipSnips app is much more like SocialCam, from the guys behind Justin.tv. However, that app only allows you to comment and tag friends in the video wholesale, rather than at specific points, and lacks geo-location.
Ryan Lawler, online video expert and staff writer for GigaOm, reports, The BlipSnips application provides all the same functionality that weve come to expect from most social sharing apps, including the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter, and comment on video. But it goes a step further by allowing users to tag friends and locations within videos, all of which is linked to the movies timeline. So if you tag a friend, when the video plays back you can fast forward directly to where hes located in the clip. Same goes for comments, which are made within the timeline of the video so that you know what specifically users are reacting to when they post.
Here is what's NEW with BlipSnips Version 2.0:
1. BlipSnips "video theater" - a video player which encompasses moment-by-moment friend tagging, commenting and geo tagging as well as all other social features such as Liking in an HTML5 package that can be played anywhere (desktop, mobile, Facebook Newsfeed)
2. Public feeds list - To allow the connection of people who share similar interests in video
3. Account management features - mobile based management of BlipSnips accounts
4. Twitter actor tagging - new to v2.0, this now offers two social network services to BlipSnips (FB & Twitter) to allow tagging of
5. Following/Followers feature - Follow your favorite BlipSnippers to be entertained with tier content via our Follower listing.
6. Content privacy settings - Flexible settings to allow the Author to decide if they want to share content publicly or keep it constrained to their private network.
7. Geo-tagging feature - Tag the place where the BlipSnips video occurred with our new Foursquare API integration to pull in Places.
8. Social sharing features - New Facebook and Twitter-specific notification and sharing implementation for V 2.0, which includes a new News Feed player for Facebook.
9. Website and theater - New desktop website 'theater' which expands the viewing experience found on the iPhone application.
10. Offensive content reporting feature - BlipSnips has now implemented the ability to allow user patrolling of offensive content and provides the ability to signal this to BlipSnips for review and removal.
Access it now at http://bit.ly/kQaikc
The BlipSnips development team has worked to elegantly 'layer-in' a social experience with video to make the engagement and consumption of it identical, no matter where you access it (on your phone, on your desktop or on Facebook or Twitter)
BlipSnips fans agree by rating prior versions of the app with four or more stars in iTunes.
Marshall Hayes, COO for Spark Relief an international disaster relief nonprofit, says of the BlipSnips app, I love this app! It's so easy to share videos with all my friends; creating videos is a snap and viewing other videos on my iPhone is great. Now I can share with Facebook AND Twitter! Not to mention how easy they make it to follow other Blipsnippers. And the Geotagging feature is great too; now none of my friends have to ask 'where was that?'
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then isnt video worth a million? Life happens. BlipSnip it!
BlipSnips is a 2010 graduate of the Boulder-based mentor-led technology accelerator program TechStars. BlipSnips patent-pending technology allows mobile phone users to shoot, tag Facebook or Twitter contacts, geo-locate and allow commentary and discussion on precise moments within mobile video. The product is used by over 140,000 people around the globe to easily share and engage with the best moments of video. Learn more at http://blipsnip.it
Pricing and Availability:
The BlipSnips v2.0 application for iPhone is entirely free and available now for download.
BlipSnips, the BlipSnips logos and all other BlipSnips products or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of BlipSnips, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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