Apps, , , , , , , , — June 28, 2011 9:46 — 0 Comments

Film-sharing app allows private viewing from mobile to mobile

Dutch start-up Snipper has released a useful app that allows smartphone users to share film footage with friends directly from mobile to mobile, via their own channel.

Sander Andreae, the company CEO, explains: ‘We all use social networks but don’t always want to share everything with everybody. You don’t necessarily want your parents to see what you get up to with your football mates! Our app makes it really easy for a user to create numerous broadcast channels, each for a separate audience. The user is in control.’

Snipper is available on four devices

Andreae also explains that it applies equally well to the content received because a Snipper user deliberately chooses the specific channels that he or she wants to follow. The app also offers full integration with Facebook and Twitter allowing wall postings and likes.

The technology behind Snipper is different from current video sharing apps. Instead of sharing links to online platforms, films are ‘pushed’ directly from filmer to viewer so avoiding network connectivity failures during viewing. In fact it means that received films can be viewed without an active connection.

While the app is obviously aimed at the casual user, there are also benefits for the smart moviemaker, making it easier to share footage – or ‘rushes’ even — with other members of the production crew before releasing the film or content to the wider public.

The app is available on all the main smartphone platforms right from launch — iOS, BlackBerry, Android and within days, Symbian. ‘Most apps tend to focus on one or two platforms. But Snipper is about sharing films with as many people as possible. We knew that, difficult as it would be, we had to be on all the major platforms. And with the same look and feel. I’m proud to say we’ve managed to do just that,’ says Andreae.

Apart from the mobile app Snipper offers users a full online ‘mirror’ of the mobile experience at Users can access extra functionality online such as more of their history and enhancing their profile.

Extra functionality will be rolled out over the coming weeks, say the developers.

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