LAS VEGAS — Just in time for the newest crop of tablets and smartphones at CES 2012, Vimeo is making its mobile app available for Android and Windows Phone.
The Android and Windows Phone apps come nearly a year after Vimeo released its first mobile app, Vimeo for iPhone. In addition to the new platforms, Vimeo is also rolling out a fully iPad-optimized version of its iOS app.
Why the big focus on mobile? According to Vimeo, 15% of its traffic now comes from mobile devices. Moreover, Vimeo’s creators are more frequently using smartphone devices as their cameras of choice. After all, when you can create footage like this on a smartphone, why not?
The Android and Windows Phone apps include the following features:
- Upload raw or edited footage in HD or SD
- Pause/Resume videos
- Replace existing videos
- Edit tags, titles, descriptions and privacy information
- Share via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, email or SMS
- Download your Vimeo videos to your Camera roll
- Watch videos from the Vimeo Inbox and Watch Later queue
- Access stats
The Android version of the app [Market Link] is available in the Android Market and in the Amazon App Store and is compatible with all Android devices running Android 2.3 and higher. This means that devices like the Kindle Fire can get in on the fun.
The Windows Phone version of the app is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace and works with any Windows Phone device running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
The new iPad-optimized version of the app offers a tablet-optimized view of browsing and discovering video. It also brings over the popular video editing functionality of the iPhone app to the bigger screen iOS device.
In the past 18 months, Vimeo has increasingly focused on streamlining its offerings to provide a consistent user experience across devices and platforms. Vimeo was one of the first major video services to embrace HTML5 and it started targeting the connected device. Vimeo’s Roku app continues to be one of our favorites and we expect the company will continue to target connected devices and platforms.