As Mobile users are increasingly using handsets to watch videos, Vimeo is now offering new mobile apps for Android, Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad. Moreover Vimeo is revealing its upcoming iPhone app and fully optimised iPad app at the CES 2012. Vimeo’s venture at CES 2012 shows alls the company is getting more serious about mobile. Vimeo Executive stated that mobile-based site traffic has doubled in the last year. Vimeo already supports mobile devices with anHTML5-friendly website and universal player which can be accessed from many smartphones.
“With the widespread accessibility of high-quality video on mobile devices and high-speed mobile Internet access, people use their mobile devices not only to watch video but to shoot and then upload video to share online,” said Joe Schmitt, lead mobile developer at Vimeo. “With mobile devices making up approximately 15 percent of our site traffic, we recognize the importance of expanding our platforms to allow people to access Vimeo from as many devices as possible.”
“Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that continues to build a variety apps and games, like Vimeo, that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “The new Vimeo app on the Windows phone is a deeply integrated video experience that lets users shoot, upload and share content.”