How to Put Video on Your Mobile Device to Work - Page 2
Qik: I was one of the early users and lovers of Qik – had it running on my Palm Treo years ago. Qik has gone through many changes since then – most recently being acquired by Skype. The unique thing about Qik is its ability to share LIVE video as well as video chat (similar to Facetime). The video sharing is not as strong as Kincast’s offering – either free or paid. Qik's free product is limited in that you can only store 25 videos of unlimited length. For $5/month, their premium service allows you to store unlimited videos. I believe that Kincast wins this battle unless you like live streaming.
Thwapr: Thwapr is another option for privately sharing hosted videos. The videos are limited to 5 minutes long, but the service is free and you can store unlimited videos. While it can share via Twitter and Facebook, it’s unique capability is that it can share via SMS (text messages) – without using your personal SMS messages. It doesn’t have an easy way to share via e-mail – one of the product’s big shortcomings. I had spoken and provided feedback on the app earlier this year to the senior management at Thwapr – great group of guys - but they seem to be currently more focused on their business offering.
2. GOAL: Share videos directly to Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube
One of the easiest ways and most common ways that people share video is to post them to Facebook or YouTube. The nice thing about both of these is that you can use privacy settings at either these sites to define who can actually view your message. For example, see this article on how to do this with YouTube. I’ll also group Twitter sharing into this section since it’s the next most established social media site and people often use it for video sharing.
To be clear, our objective is to quickly take a video and post it to one or more of these key social media sites.Continued on the next page