AppJudgment's Verdict? Download it!

Anthony Carboni of Revision3's AppJudgment gave Socialcam a thorough video review. Check it out below. The verdict? Dowload it! 

This is a very thorough (and prescient) review. Our first objective with the app was to create the easiest way to share videos with your friends. Anthony suggests that we made it too easy, in fact. 

Many of Anthony's suggested features are already in the queue! Stay tuned for those. And let us know what you think about the app. We want to here from you. You can email sc@socialcam.com with any suggestions...

Latest iPhone Update Features Greater Sharing Options

Be sure to update Socialcam on your iPhone right away. TechCrunch covered the news here. We've made some major improvements, with many more on the way. Have fun with it and please let us know what you think. We sincerely want your feedback.

Cleaner Video Creation Flow
It was already easy as pie to create and share a video with Socialcam. True to our mission, we decided to make it even easier. The new video creation and sharing flow takes you from step to step: Record -> Title -> Tag -> Share. And now the sharing options are as easy as an on/off button.      

More Sharing Options
The first version of Socialcam had sharing options for Facebook, Twitter, Email and Text. Now we've added automatic sharing to Posterous and Tumblr, and a save option for your Dropbox account. 

Save/Upload From Your Library
Due to strong user demand, Socialcam now automatically saves your video to your library. So now you can use your Socialcam videos whenever and however you like. Want to make an amazing mashup of all your Socialcam vaction videos? Now you can. You can also now upload videos from your library to Socialcam. Did you take a video with another video app that you really love? Now you can share it with the world via Socialcam. 

THANK YOU to the 250,000 iPhone/Android users who have downloaded our app. You're the best! 

We've been Verbed!

A few months back, Nick Bilton of the New York Times wrote a post entitled For Start-Ups, the Ultimate Goal: Becoming a Verb. He writes: 

When starting a new Web site or Internet service, most technologists are aiming to sell to a larger company or gain hundreds of millions of users. But for some there is an even bigger glory than cash: their company name becomes a verb.

So true. "Google" it, "Tweet" it, and etc. You know you've made it when your product's name becomes part of common parlance. 

Well Nick, we've done it! Socialcam has officially been verbified out there on the interwebs. Thanks @hypercasey and @FishStix!

Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW Winner Announced

We launched Socialcam on Monday, March 7, then headed down to SXSW to tell the world about our new app (and, of course, to have a good time). While there, we ran the Socialcam Challenge video contest, along with Airbnb and Hipmunk.  

The gist? Take goofy videos of your friends doing goofy things and win airfare and a week on a private island in Fiji. Today, we're announcing our winner. 

For audacity, viral success, nerd cred, and for the fact that it made our entire office laugh our butts off, the winner is...  drumroll...  The iPad 2 Licker

Congrats to Samuel Yu. You are indeed a Socialcam genius and you'll be hearing from us today about how to claim your prize. 

The Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW 2011 winning video:

Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW 2011

Your very own private island in Fiji. That's what you'll get for an entire week if you win the Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW Interactive 2011. And all you have to do is take video of your friends doing ridiculous things.

Socialcam, Airbnb, and Hipmunk are proud to announce the Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW 2011. Complete a video challenge with your friends and get the chance to win round trip airfare and one week on your very own private island in Fiji (island provided by Airbnb and flight provided by Hipmunk). To enter, all you have to do is install Socialcam from the Apple Appstore or Android Market and follow the contest instructions. Participate and check out all the best videos at http://sxsw.socialcam.com.

What: Socialcam Challenge @ SXSW 2011
When: March 11 – 15, 2011
Where: Austin, TX during SXSW Interactive
Install Socialcam: http://socialcam.com/get_the_app

How to play:
Install the Socialcam application on your iPhone or Android. Take a video of yourself, a friend, or a group of friends doing one of the following challenges. Tag the people in the video, title the video making sure to include #SXSW, and share your video on Facebook or Twitter.  Do as many challenges as you can - the more challenges completed the greater the chance of winning the grand prize!

The 5 challenges are:
- Lick something. Something weird....
- Sing like a rockstar. Extra points if you generate applause...
- Do your best dance move. N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Soulja Boy, Take your pick...
- Do a barrel roll. Figure it out...
- Get a video with the Socialcam Animal Pack. Our pack of roaming wildlife @SXSW
- Choose your own challenge.  

Prizes:
- All contestants are entered to win round trip airfare and 1 week on your very own private island in Fiji.  The Socialcam team will award the best, funniest, most impressive, most ridiculous video the grand prize.

For the visually-inclined, see below for our special In-Flight Guide: 

Behold! Socialcam Launches for iPhone and Android

After months of hard work, we're now proud to announce that Socialcam is available in the App Store and Android Market.

Install Socialcam right now at http://socialcam.com/get_the_app. We hope you love the new app as much as we do!

Socialcam is the easiest way to share videos with friends. With a few clicks you're able to record, tag and share videos as well as browse, like, and comment on your friends' videos. 

Some of Socialcam's features:
- Unlimited video length and storage
- Automatic streaming video upload
- Tag your friends in videos
- Instant notification when you're tagged in a video
- Browse, like, comment on your friends' videos
- Share videos with Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS

Check out our launch video below to see how it's done: 

Welcome to the Official Socialcam Blog

Welcome to the official Socialcam blog. We're keeping most details under wraps for now, but we'll share as much as we can as we approach launch day.

We can't wait to get the new app into your hands.

Be sure to sign up at Socialcam and refer your friends. The more people you refer the higher you get on the private beta invite list.