Path Adds Short Video Moments To Its Lifestyle iPhone App

December 23, 2010

12:01 am

We covered the launch of the Path app last month and today Path rolled out version 1.2 which includes the ability to record short, 10 second video clips and include them in your life stream. I was a big fan of 12 seconds, the micro-video blogging service (which sadly called it quits not too long ago) so I am certain the addition of short videos to Path will fill a void for the video use case. For example, I recently wanted to send a video to a friend and decided to try sending it via SMS and I had a tough time getting the video to send over the 3G network. With Path, you should be able to upload the video and then share it in a number of different ways with your private network. My concern with Path will be the cost to actually host all the 10 second videos, but they are funded and have momentum so they should be able to cover it.

Since we last covered Path, the ability to add photos from your library was also added which was a much needed feature so that you wouldn’t have to fire up Path every time you wanted to take a photo. This greatly improved the usability of the application. Today the Path application upgrade included:

  • Video Moments – people can now capture videos up to 10 seconds long and share them with their closest friends and family.  Video Moments can still be tagged with people, places and things.
  • Recently Tagged – Path’s user experience now shows all of the people who were tagged in their last three moments, in order to provide people with better context for who they’ve been spending time with.
  • Better Notifications –  Notifications on the iPhone help people keep up-to-date with friends in real time. Now, Path takes people directly to the new posts they are interested in.

Check out the video (below) about Path Video Moments.

Path 1.2: Hello Video Moments from Path on Vimeo.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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