With iOS 7’s release date just a few (supposed) weeks away, we’ve officially entered my favorite time of year: mass update season. When a new version of iOS is set to be unleashed, most developers release updated versions of their apps to support it. While iOS 7 has plenty of goodness under the hood, the most visible shift is, of course, the brand spanking new interface design, and many apps are sure to be updated to gel with the new look.
While the more minimal look and feel of iOS 7 is new to the OS, it’s been a staple of Google’s apps for quite some time. With the release of version 2.0, YouTube now falls in line with Google’s minimal design standards, and includes an interesting new method of interacting with videos. Hit the jump to learn more about the recently updated YouTube app. (more…)
Instagram recently released a major update, finally adding video to the popular photo sharing service. Coming months behind Twitter’s Vine app, Facebook’s Instagram is trying to gain some lost momentum.
There are some pretty striking differences between Instagram and Vine, though. Is it enough to claw back ground swallowed up by Vine? We’ll have a look after the jump. (more…)
From the early 1960s, mobile TV viewing was a dream, soon to be fuelled by the Space race, and by the early 1970s, investors such as Panasonic and Sinclair Research began to make it a reality. Fast forward to today and we have a myriad of channels and seemingly unlimited content.
One provider stands out over all the rest, especially in the UK — that of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). Its content provision has consistently given us quality material, and expert presenting. What, then, of it’s flagship iPhone product (currently only available in the UK), BBC iPlayer? In an era where mobile video content is the norm and easily accessible, lets take a look to see how BBC iPlayer allows the wonderful transition from corner-of-the-room viewing to quality media content anywhere. (more…)
The incredible rise of Kickstarter was one of the defining stories of 2012 with the crowd-funding service helping to fund 34,000 projects with almost $400 million in pledges. However, despite the impressive figures, critics are still abound with many lamenting the failures of projects to fulfil their promises. A charge that cannot be levied against 1 Second Everyday.
Cesar Kuriyama’s brainchild was an instant success, managing to treble its initial funding goal. Unlike delayed projects drawing ire from critics, the app was released just a month after receiving funding on January 10. The highly organised and responsive nature of the project epitomises Kickstarter’s ideals and is a model for prospective projects, however, how does the final product stack up? Let’s find out (more…)
If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably become comfortable with photo editing apps: taking pictures, applying filters and sharing images in your social networks. Many of us have yet to make the leap to video because it’s just not as quick and easy as the seconds it takes to photograph and edit in apps like Instagram. If you’re a photo junkie and can’t resist documenting everyday life, Directr is a game changer.
This new (free) video app for the iPhone makes it quick and easy to shoot video clips and weave them together to form a movie in minutes. The focus is on using storyboard templates to create meaningful stories that your friends and family will enjoy watching. Developers of Directr want making a movie to be as easy as taking a photograph, so there’s no editing, no filters and no fluff.
Interested in telling your story in video? Keep reading to learn more about Directr. (more…)