September 29, 2014 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - Eyetok S.L. today is proud to announce the release of Eyetok 2.2, an update to their popular social discovery engine developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Eyetok is a unique and global service based on a mobile app. It allows you to watch the world live through the eyes of others just as if you were there. Like you've never seen before, see everything that's happening through live video streaming from other user's smart phones. Version 2.2 introduces an enhanced video streaming experience and also improves situations when a user looses the network.
"Eyetok is often compared to a real time "Google Street View," but live and on demand; crowd sourced by mobile webcams on the street," explained Bruno Saguer, co-founder of Barcelona based Eyetok S.L. "And unlike alternative video conference tools, users who have experienced Eyetok get to watch what others are seeing with remote eyes. As an extended social network, the app allows users contact with other users geo-located on a map, anywhere in the world, and users can follow other eyetokers that are not necessarily in their agenda."
With Eyetok, everyone's mobile device become real mobile webcams. So the more eyetokers there are, the more everyone will see and the more of the world is shared, and all live. There are two ways to connect with all the users/eyetokers and watch the world live:
* Eyewitness - voyeur point of view: users can connect to any other user geo-located on a map and request them to broadcast live what they can see in that particular place for them.
* Exhibitionist - life hacking: wherever they are, users can broadcast what they are seeing right now, live for another user. It's currently a 1 to 1 feature, but 1-to-many will be available soon (any user will be able to share live to its audience - followers)
As any other social network, users are rated, and videos are saved in a gallery that can be browsed at any time. Users also can manage their availability preferences, and more. The end uses for Eyetok are endless and limited only to the users imagination. It's perfect for ephemeral events, remote verification and checking, virtual traveling, reporting and broadcasting news or incidents, eyewitness news, or any curiosity. Truly crowd-sourced video!
* 1st Award in Disruptive Innovation at the Barcelona Digital Congress 2014
* 2nd Award at the Sonar Music Festival start-up contest
A user acquisition campaign is currently being launched, although there are already more than 4.000 organic downloads spread in 96 countries since August 2013. Culturally, Eyetok solves a global need: to watch live what's going on, remotely.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* 20.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Eyetok 2.2 is Free, with 1 minute live video streaming, and limited video storage for each user. The app is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo - Video and Social Networks categories. There is also an Android version in the pipeline.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Eyetok S.L. is an up-start development studio established in 2013 and co-founded by Bruno Saguer and Oskar Vidal. With both previously establishing the Larsson-Duprez advertising and branding agency, their innovation and branding background sparked the simple idea of a new way to watch what's going on in the world live, using smartphones as walking webcams. The team is also lead by a senior CTO and CFO. The company is currently seeking funds to close a seed round to start global operations for an in-house staff, user acquisition campaign and further product development. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013-2014 Eyetok S.L. 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.