Ever wondered what it would be like to witness your favorite band live in concert from the front row? Or what it would be like to stand on top of Mount Everest? Have you ever wished you could see what the world looked like through other people’s eyes, or share your own view of the world with others? Visual social media platform Mobli makes it all possible.
Mobli is a real-time visual media platform that lets you share videos and pictures of your experiences and search people, places and topics to see the world through other people’s eyes. The mobile app, which launched on the iPhone earlier this year and launches on Android and Blackberry today, leverages the power of smartphones, encouraging people to share pictures and video wherever they go to show other Mobli users what life looks like from their perspective.
Check out the ‘Welcome to Mobli’ video below for a taste of what the app has to offer, then read on to learn more.
According to a press release, “Mobli is aiming to bring a completely new experience to users by combining and reinventing several paradigms of image sharing and media consumption. Mobli’s social media platform allows users to share visual experiences and easily browse across multiple categories to find exactly what they’re looking for. Essentially, Mobli provides users with a visual engine to share and discover other people’s perspective of the world through their mobile devices.”
And you may be surprised to find videos and photos uploaded by the likes of Paris Hilton, David Arquette and other celebs, in addition to your less-famous friends. Click here to ride a rollercoaster from David Arquette’s perspective.
In addition to launching on Blackberry and Android today, Mobli has got a couple of other exciting announcements. They’re also launching a new patent-pending image filter system that lets users add a personal touch to their photos, which I imagine is similar to the way you can add a personal touch with filters in Instagram. But what’s really cool is that Mobli will start offering contextually-tagged-filters, which means that you can unlock special filters depending on your location, event, date or photo category. For instance, if you’re in NYC then you may have access to a NYC filter for your photos.
Mobli is also announcing a new closed API, allowing developers to integrate Mobli’s data and features into their own applications. According to the press release, “This gives developers access to Mobli’s real-time visual engine and to the enthusiastic community of Mobli users. The API is currently available by registration only, with plans to open the program once it has matured.”
What do you think about the idea of an app that lets you share your point of view through video and photos and see the world through other people’s eyes? Will you be downloading Mobli on your iPhone, Blackberry or Android device?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.