Animoto for Android.
Good news for those of you who are not in the iPhone user category. When I wrote a post about Videolicious software for iPhone users - "Think of if as Animoto on the Go," many of you lamented that there wasn't an equivalent for Android. Well, now there is!
If you're a regular reader of my posts, you likely know I am not a huge fan of the concept of Videolicous and Animoto. (They are templates.) However, I do recognize that they occasionally have their place in our video marketing efforts. The post Animoto Videos for Real Estate touches on that topic.
Therefore today, YouTube Thursdays highlights Animoto for Android. The good news, Android users can finally start creating videos entirely on their mobile devices. The new app for the basic software is FREE and can be downloaded at Google play.
The free Animoto app lets you choose a background theme and music, next, you add video, photos and text, click the create button and voila - you have a 30 second video. Currently, there are two options for the Animoto app for Android users - free and plus accounts.
Free: Limit of 12 items - makes a 30 second video.
Plus : $2.50 month for 1 year: Unlimited length.
Note - The Android App requires Android 2.2 or higher, and at least 20Mb of available internal storage. Devices must support h.264 encoded video.
There is also an Animoto App for iPhone users. By the way, Animoto now lets you preview the video before it is produced. Remember, a montage of still photos is a slide-show, video is comprised of clips showing action, often with a few still photos added for interest.
If you want to take video marketing to the next level for branding purposes and to make connections with prospective clients ( and I hope you do), the best way to accomplish that is by producing your own videos. Be sure to sign up for Craig Daniels course, "Video Essentials for Your Business."