Viddy now available for Android – It’s like Instagram and Twitter for video


With Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram, you’d think the world of social networking was all but exhausted. Not so. Seems the folks at Viddy have found a new way of sharing your life with friends, this time with video. I know what you’re thinking — there’s already YouTube for that. Yes, and no. With YouTube, there’s a lot of headache involved when creating a channel and keeping up with video comments, channel comments, messages, etc., etc.. While the YouTube mobile app makes it easier to upload “vlogs” or street fights, there’s still a lot of commitment involved.

Enter Viddy. If YouTube is more like Facebook (full fledged networking), Viddy is more akin to the Twitters and Instagrams of the web. Users can only shoot videos, but only up to 15 seconds in length. Genius, right? This makes for easier to digest, quick and painless content you’ll actually want to watch. One of the beauties of Twitter has always been the unique way status updates max out at 140 characters. Sometimes, short and sweet is easier than listening to someone blab on, and on, about the dude with rubber testicles hanging from his truck who cut them off in traffic.

If you guys are smelling what Viddy is cooking, you can download the free app right now from the Google Play Store. While it’s generally a ghost town (aside from a few paid off celebrities), you may run into a few of your iOS buddies who have had access to the service for eons now. Have at it and maybe I’ll see you on there. Maybe.

[Viddy on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Hey Chris, if you get to this in time the MOGA Controller is free at only pay for the S+H. Promo Code: SecretSanta Hope the fellow Phandroids get in on the deal.

    1. I’ve been trying to get one all day to confirm. Unfortunately, the site went down under the demand. People really want that free controller! Lol

      Update: It’s official. The code expired :c

      1. I was able to get one when the site re-opened.

  2. Can’t wait to try this out when the girlfriend comes home ;)

  3. Will there be porn?

    1. Would Chavez report this if there wasn’t ? Lol

  4. I never understood the benefit of Instagram. I can share pictures just fine without some app.

    1. It’s a social network. Where you share your life through pictures. Sure, I could send pics to everyone in my contacts, but that’s not very fun. :p

    2. Its because people think their friends are “fans” on facebook and with Instagram/twitter people think their followers are paparazzi.

  5. Hence maybe

  6. now dbags can take video of their crappy overpriced burnt coffee at starbucks and post it online. Cool.

    1. And what their eating.

    2. I guess you referring to Android dbags since Apple dbags been had the app.

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