Since launching early last year, WeVideo has provided video producers with an easy and intuitive way to make their projects more attractive. Its cloud-based video-editing platform, which launched for YouTube producers before becoming generally available last year, now also has a mobile component, as the company is releasing an app in beta for select Android devices.
Ahead of the big Mobile World Conference show in Barcelona, WeVideo is rolling out its Android app to make it easier for users to create, edit, collaborate on, and publish mobile video projects on the web. The app will allow users to record video straight from their phones, and includes all the same features you’d expect from a video-editing suite: Users can trip and arrange clips together, adjust audio volume, and add themes, transitions and titles.
With the new app, WeVideo is bringing vital tools to a platform that has been largely underserved on the video editing front. Compared to the number of mobile video apps that have emerged on iOS, there is a dearth of tools for enabling Android users to make the things they shoot on their phones actually watchable.
That said, the app isn’t available to all Android users. Probably due to OS fragmentation and varying handset capabilities, the app is launching on a select group of devices in beta. It’ll be available on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note II, and the Google Nexus at start, with more devices coming soon.
While being able to edit on the phone is a big bonus, users can also begin projects on their phones and then access them from WeVideo’s browser-based web experience. Or vice versa — the cloud-based nature of the editing suite means they’ll be able to access projects uploaded from the web on their phones. Once done editing, users can publish and share videos in a number of places, including WeVideo, YouTube and Facebook, as well as saving to their phones.