Looplr is a video sharing community that welcomes Android, iPhone and iPad users. Visitors can find a wide selection of internet videos taken from all over the world. Each is displayed with the video title or number, who posted it, where it was taken and responses left by others. The user can post a comment to a video to join or begin a conversation. The individual video page includes a loop button that allows users to watch the same clip repeat without hitting the play button again. Sharing tools are also included on each video page and offers an enormous selection of networks to choose from, including Amazon, Bit.ly, 2LinkMe, Delicious, ClearPrint, Digg, Facebook, EzySpot, Evernote, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. A built in search bar is available to help users locate videos by name or keyword.
Looplr has made a strong impression among internet users. The service has been compared to YouTube, but made more appealing to users with iPhones, iPads and Android phones. Many users commented that Looplr shines in multiple areas, starting with the clean interface and active community. Some users felt that the video quality could be improved however this may have more to do with the device used to capture the video than the application.
The main draw to Looplr is the mobile side of the application. Users can easily take and upload videos that are shareable on the web. The application offers filters that give users more ways to enhance their videos before sharing. The website also contains a loop button that appears on every video page and lets users watch the same clip over and over again without interruption. The service integrates with Facebook, but gives the user control over which videos are published to their social networking profile.
Looplr has a smooth, modern feel to it that makes the service even more appealing. The sleek logo sets the tone for eye-catching icons and a user friendly layout. The website doesn’t have too many frills, but offers an ideal blend of visual elements and open space. The mobile version is a little nicer, with a dark background, fun emoticons and a nearly metallic look to buttons.
A new user is given three registration options on the Looplr homepage. Two buttons are available at the top of the page, one for Facebook and the other for Twitter. Users who do not have or do not wish to link their social networking profiles can click the black “Sign in with Looplr” button below. Users should note that they must install the mobile version from the Apple App Store or Google Play to create a separate Looplr account before using this sign in option. After installing the mobile application, the user can open up the main menu to visit the profile area. A black “Sign Up” will be available. The user will be asked to supply a username and password. Additional details, such as an image, location and short bio can also be added but are optional.
Looplr is available to all mobile and web users at no cost. There are no fees for uploading and sharing videos and the user can create an account without providing any billing details. The mobile versions can be downloaded for free as well. This is a good thing because Looplr relies on the activity of its community to provide interesting video content. Without the users, there would be no reason to visit Looplr.
Looplr is a great tool for anyone who loves sites like YouTube. The application makes it extremely easy for users to capture and share videos on Apple and Android mobile devices. The interface is user friendly and visually appealing. There are even a few fun extras, like video filters and emoticons that are built into the application. Overall Looplr offers a positive experience and practical service at the best price possible.