Vimeo, the long time competitor to YouTube, has today issued an update to their iOS app. The service is home to many professionals and artists who largely feel YouTube doesn’t present their content well. YouTube has overlayed ads, time limits, and less support for HD content, while Vimeo can relieve many of these issues, even with the free Basic account. Payed accounts will allow uploads of larger file sizes, but free accounts are limited to 500 MB per upload, with no length limit.
Vimeo’s iOS app has long been met with mediocre reviews, but the app has received an average of 4 1/2 stars since today’s update came out. Along with a new app icon, the update released today features a new tab-based design, a new feed view, social features, and uploading of videos in the background. Also, many bugs such as videos not loading and crashes (which were widely reported in previous App store reviews) have mostly been fixed.
Most likely due to performance issues, the iPhone project editor has been completely removed. The feature still remains in the iPad version of the app, however, and allows you to record videos which can be modified in the project editor. Additionally, the feature allows iPad users to crop and edit segments, add transitions and titles, as well as add sounds from the Vimeo Music Store as well as personally recorded segments.
For those of you that prefer the more professional vibe of Vimeo and its iOS app, the update is available now on the App store. Hit the break for the change log in full detail.
- Navigate simply using the brand new tab-based design
- Quickly view and browse videos via the brand new Feed view
- Share videos natively with Twitter and Facebook
- Automatically share your video to Twitter and Facebook after uploading
- Upload your videos in the background so you don’t have to stop watching
- Manage your Watch Later queue
The iPhone editor has been removed, but you can download and save active projects to your Camera Roll — learn more in FAQ