Google seems either impressed with iOS devices lately, or something else is cooking. Whatever the thing is, it’s good for Apple product users, they’re getting apps by Google one after another. Not too long ago, Google Maps for iOS was announced and it was downloaded more than 10 million times in just 48 hours. Jeff Huber, Senior Vice President, Commerce & Local at Google posted on Google+:
More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!
We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years.
If you’re an iPhone user and haven’t downloaded the Maps app yet, get it on the App Store or visit: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id585027354?mt=8.
If you already have it — thank you, and please tell a friend. Any feedback you have is welcomed, here in G+ or in the app (just shake it).
The iPhone users did not even use the maps app completely, and yet another app was released – YouTube Capture. It is initially released for iOS devices only, but Google promised to launch it on Play Store soon for Android devices too. YouTube Capture is basically an app to record and upload video to YouTube instantly, with just a few taps. Though the features are not so limited.
As soon as you open the app, it is ready to record video. When you stop recording, you can directly upload it to your YouTube account and simultaneously to Google+, Facebook & Twitter. Just add a caption, select the networks you want to share in addition to YouTube itself, and hit share. As simple (and fast) as that. You can also enhance a poorly recorded video by using tools like, color correction, stabilization to reduce shaky video, trim it to remove unwanted recording, etc.
Apart from the enhancement options, there are some privacy options too. You can choose who will be able to watch the video. Set it to Private, it’ll be visible to you only; unlisted, it won’t appear in YouTube feed/search and only people with direct link will be able to watch; or Public, visible to everyone like most of the videos on YouTube. If you have a slow data connection or you can’t keep watching the uploading progress, don’t worry. Just minimize the app, and the video will still continue to upload in the background. One of the feature Google specifically mentioned.
Of course, YouTube Capture app is free and you can install it right way on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. By the way, here is a fun video to teach a very important thing to remember while recording a video.
Have you used the app to record and upload video to YouTube instantly? Do you think it is useful enough?
Source: YouTube Blog