Wordeo has launched as a new video messaging app, the first to offer full access to Getty stock footage.
The new app blends an assortment of short 2-second video clips with your own written message, to “bring your words to life”.
Basically, the Wordeo app aims to enable you to create your own video messages easy and simply, without having to put in a lot of effort.
You write the message you wish to send and then Wordeo brings in video associated to each of those words. Appropriate words get their own 2-second video clip to illustrate your point.
Once you’ve written your message, you tap next to see a preview of your video message with pre-chosen video content. Here you can change the background music according to your mood, and scroll through some of the Getty footage tied to each word.
It’s very easy to use, scrolling down for more 2-second clips or up to add your own video footage from your iPhone’s camera roll. You can also shoot your video footage from within the Wordeo app. Swiping to the left or right changes the word you’re currently tweaking.
You can complete a Wordeo in under a minute, depending on how much time you spend tweaking the videos, font and music of your Wordeo video message.
It might seem like a mismatch of other apps like Vine, Instagram and Twitter, but we were pretty impressed with the end results.
The Wordeo creators are pretty impressive themselves, with the CEO David Bailey an ex-Apple executive and the CTO Bob Johnson responsible for building the back-end of the BBC iPlayer.
“Getty has been a partner in the [Wordeo] idea from the beginning. For them to let someone use their content in this way is completely revolutionary. They broke new ground with us on that”, explained Bailey to TrustedReviews. “That’s what we think is one of the things that makes us unique versus the other video messaging, content creation-type apps.”
Each video message can last up to 30 seconds, and you’ll see a green bar filling up as you write your message, letting you know how much more you can type.
As with Instagram and other apps, you can follow other Wordeo users and browse a constantly updated “Popular” feed. You can share your Wordeo creations on Twitter and Facebook too.
The London based company launched the free app today, January 14 for iOS only at first. There’s a dedicated iPad Wordeo app on the way, as well as an Android version in the future.
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