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Mobile Video Platform Service

Published 08/30/2008 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for? is an online application which provides remarkable opportunity to brands and communities to engage in a wide range of activities- like effortlessly producing live and other on-demand digital media content, distributing it with various mobile phones and online applications, and interacting with its huge chunk of users through the multimedia platform. The site provides its services for media and entertainment, social networks, mobile carriers, bloggers and small publishers and corporate communications. Kyte offers a number of web platforms for the users like Kyte Player, Kyte Premium Player, Kyte Premium Facebook Applications, Kyte mobile, and many more. Using Kyte applications the user can upload their favorite videos and pictures and organize them into slideshows to share them with their online friends and relatives on applications like Myspace, Facebook, blogs, etc. A user who does not have an Internet supported mobile phone can directly email video and pictures to their Kyte account to produce shows. With the site a user can also opt for recording the webcam show where he/she is first asked to allow the application to access his/her webcam or microphone. It can be accessed from any mobile phone which supports web browser applications. Kyte supports a range of cell phones to make sure that maximum users can access Kyte applications which includes iPhones, java enabled mobile devices, compatible Nokia camera mobile phones, etc. Kyte has been recognized and awarded several times for its remarkable efforts in the field of web applications and mobile technology. Getting started with Kyte mobile is easy, a user just has to provide his or her cell phone number. Once the number is confirmed the user is required to access website and install the Kyte mobile application through the java-enabled cell phone and can start using the services.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The site was founded in December, 2006 and was co-founded by Daniel Graf and Erik Abair. Daniel Graf is the CEO of the company and has a very rich experience background in the field of Internet services, consumer electronics and home entertainment. Erik Abair is holding the position of SVP Engineering and leads the engineering team. The company is presently headquartered at San Francisco, California. The site is presently boasts of hundreds of thousands of online videos and a dedicated user base. In 2011, the company was acquired by KIT Digital and is now part of KIT Digital.

What are the differences to other apps?

The site offers a wide set of applications to be used by brands, bloggers, individuals, etc under one single roof. And that is the prime reason that differentiates it from other online applications.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Structuring of matter on the home page is not up to the mark. Information has been put in a very standard format and no efforts are seen in making it interesting to browse. The home page is filled with numerous videos. Although the use of colors like blue, orange, dark grey, etc with a white background are smoothing to the eyes. The logo of the site is also a standard one. The navigation of the site is good and it does not much time to navigate between different pages. On the other hand the main company site is designed in a proper manner with the use of animations and great web designs.

How does the registration process work?

Getting registered with the site is easy. A user just has to give information like user name, email and password. Once the user provides the required information, he/she is navigated to the personal profile page. There the user can upload pictures and videos from his computer or can go for recording a webcam show. The site does not ask for any credit card details at the time of registration. For registering with the site a user must be above the age of 14 years.

What does it cost to use the application?

A user does not have to spend a single penny from his/her pocket to get registered with the site and using its online services. The site does not include any disturbing advertisements. The site is presently funded by a number of investment firms like Atomico Investments, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Ron Conway, and several other funding organizations.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site can be recommended to anybody who is a web enthusiast and like to play with a large set of web tools especially related to videos. All this site does makes sense for people who do not like to hover around for different applications and wants to have a centralize place for all his/her web sharing needs can go for this site.

  • Supports a wide range of web browser supported mobile phones for extensive use.
  • It includes a large number of web platforms.
  • It allows users to produce slide shows from a bunch of photos online for sharing.
  • Users can product videos from their own players without accessing Kyte.
  • Mobile services supported by the applications include pictures, text messages, audio-video sharing, email and chatting.

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