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FoxTube for Facebook 1.0 on iOS - High-Def, Social-Network Video Player
December 22, 2012 in Social Networking
[prMac.com] Seoul, Korea - mix1009 has introduced FoxTube for Facebook, its video-playing application that connects with users' Facebook accounts and plays videos from the social network. The app allows users to create playlists and view videos on a high-def screen with easy connection and posts to Facebook. Users can search for public videos. Its simple interface offers one-touch, elegant controls that let users adjust the playing speed, brightness, volume, and more. Users can view videos from all their Facebook Friends, Groups, and Pages; bookmark the best videos; move between frames and access the menu at all times.
* Create playlists with search keywords, add, and remove videos
* View videos from Facebook news feeds, friends, groups, uploads, and pages
* Search feature searches public Facebook videos
* Intelligently caches video so users can watch videos without buffering
* Slide left or right to view or hide menu
* Mirror mode, pinch zoom, scene browsing, bookmark, and frame-by-frame capabilities
* Shuffle, repeat, A-B repeat and speed adjustments
* Easy tap and slide controls
* Provides mini player so users can browse or search videos while watching video
* Supports graphic equalizer on iOS 6.1 or above (iOS 6.1 will be released soon)
FoxTube for Facebook lets users log in with their Facebook accounts and view all videos accessible on the social network, creating playlists and grouping them by Friends, Pages, Groups, or Uploads. Users can utilize the search feature to search for videos in the Facebook database, or they can view videos on their own Facebook wall, their uploads, videos from Friends as well as Pages they like and Groups they are a part of.
Keywords that are searched in the app will automatically become new playlists, and videos that are watched are added immediately to the playlists. Users can also add videos individually to a playlist with the small plus button at the bottom of each video, and while in the playlist videos can be removed using the minus button. Users can switch between their playlist and search list with one tap, and can make the menu disappear altogether with one fluid swipe to the left.
When in playing mode, users can choose to view the tasteful menu buttons on the screen, or they can be hidden with one touch. The buttons offer users the option to lock the application's rotation, show video info, allow pinch zoom or implement mirror mode. There are also buttons to view the scene browser, skip through the video frame-by-frame, add bookmarks, or flip between bookmarked videos.
The player interface, which is always visible at the bottom of the screen, contains the Play and Pause button, as well as the Skip and Repeat buttons and Shuffle modes and volume. One quick slide will reveal an alternate interface that lets the user choose the video quality or speed, which they can slide or tap to their desired pace. There is also an A-B repeat option, allowing users to make the most of their viewing experience.
The controls on the application extend past the visible buttons. For quick adjustment of features, a swipe upward or downward on the right side of the screen will increase or decrease the volume. On the left side, a similar action will alter the screen's brightness. Swipes to the left and the right across the screen implement the quick forward and quick rewind features, and diagonal swipes adjust the play speed. A tap on the screen will also let the user switch between full and smaller screen modes.
FoxTube for Facebook's connection with the popular social network allows for quick and easy posts to the user's newsfeed, actions that can be visible or invisible on the site. Users will find this app a convenient way to manage the videos they find posted online, viewing them on a stylish player with straightforward controls.
"FoxTube for Facebook is a great way to organize Facebook videos in playlists for clear viewing," said Chun-Koo Park of mix1009. "Users will find it easy to connect with their Friends, favorite Pages, and more!"
* English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Chinese
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 6.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FoxTube for Facebook 1.0 is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. FoxTube for Facebook HD is $4.99. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Indie developer Edward Park develops media apps for iOS & Android platforms. His company, mix1009, was launched in 2011. Copyright (C) 2012 mix1009. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
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