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January 14, 2014

Wordeo: A New Way To Text Message

Just when you thought there couldn’t be another way to message via Smartphone – in comes Wordeo.

Unveiled in the iOS app store today, the video-messaging app takes text messaging and combines it with short video clips to create yet another new way to communicate.

Each message, or “Wordeo” – a combination of word and video – takes each word of the message and overlays it on top of a video that’s supposed to be related. The result is something like this:

The premise is pretty simple. First, the user writes his or her message in the compose box in the app, then the app generates a video to accompany each word, creating a short video compilation to accompany the message.

Wordeo’s developer, David Bailey, said he feels as though Wordeo brings a new “twist” to messaging. He began developing the app back in 2012 when apps like Instagram and Vine were just getting started. Today, the startup has a deal with Getty images so users can access its stock video library and choose from thousands of videos to add to their messages.

After photographs and Instagram it’s obvious, with faster processors, and better bandwidth, people are going to get video messaging. But we felt that Wordeo brought a simple, a new twist, a new way of doing those video messages without forcing people to record stuff, review it, and upload it,” he said in an interview with TechCrunch.

Wordeo is aimed toward “anyone who enjoys messaging, who wants to add emotion to their messages,” Bailey added.


Megan Abraham is a staff writer for SiteProNews.