SOURCE: Thwapr

mobile video sharing, photo sharing, iphone app

February 08, 2011 08:30 ET

Thwapr Launches Social Mobile Video Sharing iPhone App

New Easy to Use iPhone App Smashes Mobile Video Barriers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a leading social mobile video and photo sharing service, today announced the availability of a new way to share mobile videos and photos from iPhones. The Thwapr iPhone app is free and offers iPhone users the ability to easily capture and share videos and photos to an unprecedented 300 types of mobile devices. 

"Sharing video easily is a key next step for a mobile lifestyle," says Bruce Goldstein, CEO of Thwapr. "Thwapr's iPhone app provides a much needed and powerful experience in capturing and sharing life's video moments with friends and family and to a broader community on social networks."

The new Thwapr iPhone app shatters major barriers in mobile video sharing by offering the only solution that can share up to 30 minutes of video to hundreds of phone models from Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, SONY, Dell, HP / Palm and others. Users who capture video on their iPhones are no longer limited to sharing small (less than 1 minute) video files to other iPhone users using limited methods such as email or MMS.

Thwapr's iPhone app enables users to:

  • Share videos and photos to family and friends on their mobile phones or to Twitter and Facebook;
  • Capture and share videos and photos in the moment or import media directly from the Camera Roll;
  • View videos and photos on a map with automated geotagging;
  • Share videos and photos to individual or multiple iPhone Contacts with a mobile phone number;
  • Comment on any video or photo using text, photos and video creating multimedia conversations;
  • View and enjoy featured videos from content partners and users;
  • Get updated user sharing, uploading, and commenting activity via push alerts;
  • Capture and edit video in portrait and landscape modes, front and rear camera and HD (iPhone 4);
  • Background uploads for videos and photos (iOS 4.x).

"Making mobile video sharing easy is quite challenging," says Eric Hoffert, one of the founding members and inventors of Apple's QuickTime and chief technology officer of Thwapr. "It has taken more than a year and half of development to build a mobile video app and platform that blasts through video duration, quality, and compatibility barriers to ensure a simple, fun, and fast consumer experience. And so we are excited to now launch this new way of sharing video into an increasingly mobile world."

Accessibility, Availability, and Pricing (Free)

  • All videos and photos are stored in a personal media cloud accessible on phones, tablets, Mac, PC
  • Supports iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 phones, iPod Touch, iPod Touch 4th generation, & iPad; iOS 3.x and 4.x
  • Available in the US and Canada, more countries on the way
  • At this time, Thwapr supports unlimited uploads and sharing and is free for any user

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 http://corp.thwapr.com. Also, visit us at www.thwapr.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/thwapr or Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thwapr.

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