Taking a hint from the likes of Vine and Instagram, iPhone app JumpCam gets the creative juices flowing and lets users create fun, collaborative videos with up to 30 other people at once. Each person’s clip can be 10-seconds long and edited into a single video that can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or embedded into a blog or website. Music and artistic filters can also be added to videos.
Much like other video-editing apps, JumpCam videos can be recorded in real-time or pulled from the users library and plopped in the timeline. Videos can also be re-edited after the fact, to add or delete clips, and are instantly updated in the places they were previously posted.
The app has striking similarities to Instagram – a feature that was intentional, Stewart says, to ensure the software was easy for everyone to use. As well, the app uses cloud technology – meaning new and edited videos take only seconds to upload.
JumpCam’s simplistic functions and speedy uploads are exactly what the app’s developer, David Stewart, was trying to accomplish.
According to a Mashable report, Stewart’s idea for JumpCam took shape after he was the best man for a bride and groom married on a cruise ship. Stewart wanted to create a video with snippets from friends and family who were unable to attend the ceremony. What he ended up with was bulky files that had to be edited down.
“[JumpCam] allows you to capture the best moments from different lenses,” Stewart told Mashable. “Not being restricted to a single lens makes the content a lot more interesting to watch, and much more engaging.”
JumpCam is now available through the iTunes store.