PocketBerry Interview with Twitvid.com Co-Founderby The PocketBerry Team
We were given the opportunity to chat with Adil Lalani, one of the founders of TwitVid.com. So what’s TwitVid? It’s a Twitter website that gives users the unique ability to “tweet” videos. Recently they released a TwitVid application for the BlackBerry handheld, enabling Twitter users across the world to share and view videos.
UberTwitter, one of the most famous BlackBerry Twitter applications recently provided their users with the new ability to send videos via Twitter, as they have embedded TwitVid into their mobile application. Lalani emphasized though, that although UberTwitter was using TwitVid’s service to enhance their own, there is no intention on forming a business partnership.
Unfortunately, the minds at TwitVid were unable to comment on any future upgrades due to the relative newness of the application, but they did tell us that improvements to the application’s features are coming. UberTwitter’s recent offering of a premium version of their app naturally brought up the question of monetization as far as TwitVid is concerned. Lalani said “at this time our mission is to make consumers happy as we have no plans to monetize. We are focused right now on growth. We want to be the kings of video tweeting.”
TwitVid is a growing service that has been around for quite some time now, having originally launched on the PC platform, and then the iPhone. The earlier generations of the iPhone do not include video capturing so moving along with a BlackBerry app will call for an increase of video uploaded. Currently TwitVid is gettin average of 2-3 videos uploaded per minute as it has become a very popular trend in “tweeting.”
As Twitter has become a very popular trend for celebrities, so has TwitVid. Lalani mentioned that currently, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, Dwight Howard, and many NBA players are very active users of TwitVid. There was a very interesting concept that Lalani explained in regards to how creative their service can be used. If you visit the desktop website, you’ll see on the right side of the page that the famous band 30 Seconds to Mars is holding a very interesting campaign. The band posts questions on the page, and the fans then respond in a video format. So what’s the catch? The band handpicks the best video responses to place in their next documentary which is currently being put together.
To wrap-up the interview, we had to know if Adil Lalani was a BlackBerry user or not. He admitted that he is currently an iPhone user; he is very Apple oriented. This part of the conversation turned into a comical twist where he told me the story about his trip to the University of Waterloo which is full of BlackBerry users. I added that it was “highly dangerous” walking around proud with an iPhone around there.
TwitVid for BlackBerry is a great application to have as it is small in size and extremely user-friendly. Interviewing with one of the co-founders gave us a better idea of the application and actual website’s function, as I hope it has influenced you all to get in the vibe with TwitVid. The application is available on the BlackBerry App World absolutely free. To get your full functions out of TwitVid including the campaign for 30 Seconds to Mars, be sure to check out their desktop website.
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