New to the app stores is the TVibes app, providing users with a cloud based ‘video channel’. It offers ability to share special moments to the general public, family and friends. The key point of difference for the app compared to its competitors is having greater privacy settings.
With privacy settings enabled on specific circles or individuals, users can only watch content after a user has uploaded their video to a specific channel. For example, a video that a user has uploaded from a music festival may be available to the public, while a video of a new baby may be restricted to a ‘family’ circle.
TVibes offers privacy circles for ‘friends’, ‘everyone’, ‘soulmates’ and ‘family’. The soulmates circle has access to all of the videos that the user uploads, so they should be the closest to the uploader. The family circle have access to family, friends and everyone without being able to see uploads for soulmates. Friends have access to the everyone and friends circles and lastly, the videos shared in the everyone circle are available to the general public.
Users have the capability of following specific locations or others as well as hashtags. The hashtags allow users to view the public videos that have been uploaded using the hashtags or from those locations. When a users profile is viewed, the user is able to see their followers as well as the hashtags and locations that they follow. When the locations, hashtags or creators are followed they are able to activate notifications to receive an alert when new content becomes available.
Users are to select a privacy setting before recording and are able to pause in the middle of it and revisit the recording later. Videos are also able to be uploaded via the users camera roll.
Uri Scheider, the CEO of TVibes said in a recent statement “There are multiple apps and platforms available, but surprisingly, there isn’t one video-only platform which makes the whole process of taking, storing and sharing high-quality videos with a select group easy.”
The app is available for a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.