August 18, 2012
Whereas the newly updated Viddy is dubbed the “Instagram for video,” Showyou is widely considered as the “Flipboard for video.” And as it happens, just like Viddy, Showyou has been updated recently as well. If you’ll recall, Showyou underwent a major update just three weeks ago. But that update affected only the iPhone edition of Showyou, which is actually a universal app. Now, it’s the iPad edition’s turn to get the special treatment with the latest update to the app. While Showyou’s iPhone version is most certainly not to be sneezed at, it’s on its iPad version where the app truly shines. And it’s set to shine even more now that it has full support for the third-generation iPad’s Retina display. Indeed, the new Showyou for iPad is so smooth and glossy that watching shared videos on it is now even more engrossing. The effect of the higher resolution is especially evident in the app’s two-dimensional grid layout. Showyou for iPad also gains a couple of features that were actually added to Showyou for iPhone in the app’s previous major update. One is the option to “thank” a user whose shared video you happen to like, and the other is the ability to easily send a video to a friend. Now optimized with Retina graphics for both iPhone and iPad, Showyou is available in the App Store for free. Perfect for showing off your iDevice with this awesome and Retina-worthy video, if I do say so myself.