Klip Debuts Sleek Mobile Video Sharing App For iOS, Raises $2M From Matrix PartnersSeptember 20, 2011
by Leena Rao
A new startup is throwing its hat into the mobile video sharing and discovery space this morning—Klip. Klip’s newly launched free app allows users to capture, share, discover and view mobile videos. While many mobile video apps focus on the capture, editing and sharing of videos, Klip’s focus is on the discovery and providing the highest quality video streaming around for mobile device.
You simply shoot a new ‘Klip’ or grab one from your Camera Roll and share it with the Klip community, your friends on Facebook, Twitter, on your YouTube channel, or by email. Within the app, you can watch Klips from around the world, follow other Klippers, re-klip the Klips you think are worth sharing again, or stay on top of hot topics by following hashtags.
All sharing is built around hashtags, making it easy to surface relevant content by topic or event. Of course, there are a plethora of video sharing apps in the market but what makes Klip more unique is the technology used in the app.
If you want to preview a vide, you can Swipe the video and it will plat at the accelerated speed at which you move your finger across the video. If you shake the phone, all the videos will begin playing on the page. The design of the app itself is fairly sleek, with an easy to use UI.
And because mobile bandwidth can be flaky, Klip includes adaptive video streaming. The app will actually check and adapt streaming to your bandwidth once every 4 seconds.
The startup was actually founded in April 2011 by Alain Rossmann, and has raised $2 million in funding from Matrix Partners and Rossmann (who is credited with being the father of wireless access protocol, WAP). The company’s team includes engineers and staff from Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and Apple.
Klip faces competition from Vlix, SocialCam and others.