Crush 60-Second Video Limits with Thwapr for iPhone
Thwapr has launched its video sharing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod that lets users easily share videos up to 30 minutes in length between Apple mobile devices, to other phones, or direct to Facebook and Twitter.
The developers of Thwapr have called for an end to videos measured in seconds.
“We don’t want to limit users to 10 seconds like Path does –- or as 12seconds.tv did for their Twitter video concept. It should be more natural to share video. We do have limits like any product, but we plan to keep pushing the boundaries,” Eric Hoffert, Thwapr’s chief technology offer told Mashable. Hoffert was one of the original creators of the QuickTime video format.
They’ve got a new name for those longer videos: thwaps. Replies are called “thwapbacks.” With 100,000 members in the growing community, we may soon hear, “Just thwap it.”
Videos are geo-tagged so recipients can switch to a map view within the app that pinpoints exactly where the video was taken. Responses can include comments and additional video. Better yet, content can be accessed on any platform including 300 compatible phones and PCs, according to Thwapr. And best of all, the app is free and includes unlimited uploads and video sharing.
The only caveat? Make sure you have plenty of data available in your mobile phone plan . Thirty minutes of streaming video on an iPad or iPhone uses about 100MB of data, according to Clicker, the Internet Television Guide. If you’re going to start “thwaping,” do it on Wi-Fi. Watch the Thwapr video.
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