New Android App Aims to End Mobile Video Buffering by Pre-Loading Videos
Despite frustration with buffering, tablets and smartphones are morphing into portable televisions. In fact, two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video by 2017. And, as screens grow and 4G and LTE become more readily available, mobile video viewing will skyrocket. The result? Even more network congestion and slower download times. Mobile video viewing is a broken process, but one that inmobly is setting out to fix, starting with today's launch of PAUL the App, a free Android app.
With PAUL, news junkies, pop culture addicts and sports fans can access must-see videos anywhere, anytime while avoiding the painfully slow loading process. Pulling in videos from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, CNN and ESPN ScoreCenter, PAUL preloads content for on-demand viewing. When a phone or tablet is connected to Wifi, PAUL caches videos, which people can view at their convenience in the apps themselves or through PAUL. For music lovers, the app also integrates with Last.fm, providing preloaded playlists from their favorite stations.