Tech @ SXSW: Viddy Partners Up with Facebook Using Viddy App for 15 Sec “Slice of Your Life” Videos!
Based in LA-California, Viddy is a social mobile video application with 1MM+ users that enables them to shoot, beautify (edit, add transitions and even background music while still retaining the original file) and share 15-second video clips directly from their mobile devices.
From their site:
Viddy lets you to capture key moments of your life, instantly produce it into a beautiful video, and share it with those who matter most. We’ve imagined a better way to experience mobile videos:
+ Instantly create visually stunning clips using our cinematic production packs.
+ One-click sharing to the social web, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
+ Meaningful feedback from those who matter most — friends, family and more.
+ Realtime video discovery and exploration from a vibrant community.
+ An endless source of creativity, inspiration and personal expression
Viddy is one of the fastest growing video applications on iOS, and the only video creation platform that features custom video overlays and audio effects from musicians, movies, and celebrities.
Viddy is a life-streaming movie studio — on the go.
–Stay tuned because there is an Android version of this app on its’ way along with a roll out of new features, premium production packs, additional apps and services. This is going to be one app– and company to watch.
Lucky for us, in light of the announcment yesterday of the Viddy + Facebook collaboration on the Timeline aspect of Facebook, we have CEO and co-founder Brett O’Brien who spared us some time to talk about Viddy: what it does; how it works and a whole lot more information.
Since their soft launch with Facebook Timeline in mid-February, Viddy’s monthly Facebook uniques have jumped from 80,000 to 900,000 Monthly Unique Users within Facebook and Viddy content has generated over 270 million impressions within Facebook. Every key metric of the business has increased substantially.
Viddy has attracted several prominent celebrity users, including Snoop Dog, T-Pain, and Linkin Park, as well as leading brands including Disney.
For SWSX, Viddy is launching a signature SWSX custom branded Production Pack that turns Viddy videos into 15-Second moving postcards from Austin, Texas, complete with country music & rustic art. With the SWSX branded production pack, people can create videos, geo-tag their location and share video clips with their friends. All SWSX Viddys can be viewed in the Viddy App and at Austin.Viddy.com.. Here are a few samples from SXSW:
Check out this video “Find Us For Prizes – Spot 1” @ Mellow Johnny’s on Viddy
“Casey Conner Killing It” @ Austin, TX, USA on Viddy
Meat and Music: Austin Texas
If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad, you really need to be using the Viddy app because it makes so much sense and connects you with your family and friends quickly– via Facebook’s Timeline. Android users, the app is on the way (including something specifically for tablets!)
Thank you to Brett O’Brien for his time, patience and enthusiasm in sharing the scoop with us. (PS: I am very willing to beta-test the Android app!)
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