Video content has quickly become an extremely important aspect of our online lives. Be it movies, music videos or that much-anticipated trailer, everything is now online and contributes to the great ocean of video clips. But what about those users who find the sheer volume of videos on platforms like YouTube or Vimeo intimidating? And what about those who don’t really know what they want to see? Jumproll, an iOS app, may just be something they should look up.
Instead of focusing on video-specific keywords, Jumproll allows users to easily watch videos using generic search keywords like 'music' or 'crazy stunts'. The app generates a host of videos based on your searches, but you can tailor your search to get very specific sets of videos. But generic keyword search is found on any online video platform. So what sets this one apart? We did a quick review to find out:
Jumproll comes with a good looking UI
Design and Layout:
Jumproll user may find this app to be similar to iTunes
Once you finally get around to playing a video, Jumproll gives you two more options to choose from, either to add the video being viewed to your playlist, or share the video on the social network of your choice. Popular ones like Facebook and Twitter are featured. The most interesting part about Jumproll is that it does not come with a homepage with the most popularly viewed videos being displayed. It instead displays the user’s saved videos as well as one that they may have shot and uploaded themselves.
You can share your videos with people over social networks or mail
But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Users can also subscribe to a webpage and automatically get video updates. And you don’t need to go back to the subscribed webpage. The app automatically adds videos from the source to your gallery every 12 hours, which unfortunately, cannot be changed to shorter or longer time. Another limitation is that both bookmarked videos and webpages have to be iPad/iPhone friendly.
The app also comes with a list of popular webpages to pick from, with names like YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, NDTV and IBNLive featuring on the list. Jumproll also lets you subscribe to the search result of any video that you may have been hunting for. The app will save the results, automatically conduct a new search and add the generated videos to your galleries every 12 hours.
Jumproll lets you create your own "smart channel"
And playlists are really important here. Users can make and share their playlists with other people and with friends. And they can share it, not just via the app, but through major social networks and email as well. And you can even watch live TV channels via the app and bookmark it for later reference as well. Jumproll also allows you to auto-resume your videos from where you left off.
Jumproll definitely has a lot going for it, despite the limited smart channels. The use of keywords, customisable playlists and channels are all plus points. But the biggest seller for this app is the fact that it generates videos from your favorite webpages directly to your gallery. The interface is fair, though it draws a fair bit of inspiration from iTunes’ album mode. Overall the app is definitely worth trying out once because it makes video searching, sharing and watching a simple process. And it could also help users who aren’t sure where to start. You can pick up the Jumproll app for free from the Apple App Store.
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