October 2, 2013
Net Power & Light aims to reinvent video calling on iOS. And it has set out to fulfill this no small undertaking by releasing Spin. Spin promises to bring "the first real-time together experience" on iOS. With the app, you and nine other users can participate in live sessions and chat together with high-resolution photos and videos. Apparently, Spin makes this possible thanks to a number of proprietary trademarked features with rather fancy names. The sessions are, in fact, called Gatherings, and the promised experience itself is referred to as Human Fidelity, offering high-definition video and rich audio delivered through ListenUp. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. And you also get to experience Group Remix, Spinvitations, FXPs, and ChalkTalk:
Gesture-based controls also figure prominently within Spin. And if you want to take your Gatherings to the big screen, you can do so with the app's built-in AirPlay support. Spin is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- Group Remix: Go through your friends’ favorite Flickr and Facebook photos. Play, pause and rewind their video clips live as you watch together. It’s show & teleport!
- Spinvitations: Spinvitations with special motion effects bring any occasion to life. Just invite up to nine of your friends and family to explore movie clips, watch cooking shows, relive your recent surf session and so much more together.
- FXPs: Amplify your best self in any live Gatherings™ session and throw hearts, paper airplanes, and even tomatoes with playful motion effects we call FXPs.
- ChalkTalk: Add some vivid color to your already colorful conversation. Doodle on your friends’ photos, draw on sports play-by-plays, or challenge your friends to tic-tac-toe.