It seems that today there’s a mobile app for just about everything. If you don’t believe me, take a look at these statistics about mobile apps:
• 46 million mobile apps are downloaded from the Apple App Store each day.
• The average number of apps owned by a smart phone user is 41, a 28 percent increase in the past year.
• The iOs App market sales run rate is $4 billion a year.
YouTube today unveiled its newest mobile app for the iPhone that allows users to create and upload videos quickly. The app, called Capture, also allows users to share video via social media networks, such as Facebook, Google + and Twitter.
What makes this app desirable is the fact that as soon as it opens, users can start recording – there’s no messing around trying to get ready to record. The app also offers the ability to color-correct, trim, stabilize and add music tracks to the video. Pretty neat, huh?
The free app is available for download in the App Store, but here’s the catch: if you don’t have a Google + account, you’ll need to create one since users must sign in via that platform once the app is downloaded. And the app isn’t available for Androids yet. Google, the owner of YouTube, plans to make it available in the “near” future.
Think you’re interested in the app? Read Blogger Christopher Zibreg’s review. He notes, “I like the refined look and feel of YouTube Capture that’s reminiscent of Google’s design language evident in the recently updated Gmail, Maps, Chrome, YouTube and Google+ apps.” Also, check out this video about the YouTube Capture app.
Interestingly, the first “official” YouTube app debuted in September after Apple dropped YouTube as a pre-installed app with the launch of iOS 6. The app had been pre-installed since 2007 when the iPhone debuted.
Over the next few weeks, watch downloads of this app closely. It probably will collect quite a following since it simplifies the process of creating, recording and editing videos. Let us know what you think if you decide to download and use it.