You are now free to watch the videos your friends post on Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo in a personalized and streamlined format, you’ll just need an iPad or iPhone. Today, Remixation (the Vodpod people) released the free iPad app Showyou.
The app’s claim to fame is its ability to create an attractive video display grid of clips posted and shared on almost the whole gamut of available social networks. YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Vodpod (of course) are all supported. Hulu and other websites belonging to major television networks are not. Kind of more than a little bit of a let-down.
But Showyou comes with a nifty set of tools. You can follow people, post your videos on the main site, and share them directly with your other social networks. Users can also leave comments after watching a Showyou clip and contribute to the popularity ranking of the ones best liked.
A Showyou subscription service may be in the horizon and though providing no direct quote on Remixation CEO Mark Hall’s true ambition for the app, the L.A. Times handily cues us in with: “to become a prime-time TV alternative.”
Clearly, social video is on the up-and-up. Have you got your moving pictures camera ready?