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.