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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Glide - App Review



Glide is a video messaging App which allows for storage (hence later retrieval), as well as setting up groups.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
A rather nice touch is that, when you start the App, any of your contacts who use Glide are already listed, as is a a lady called 'Sarah GlideBot'. Sarah will show you how to use Glide, as well as sending you an automated message... just to prove the system works.

Sending a message or video is just about as simple as it could be, due to the uncluttered interface. Just tap a contact, tap on the camera icon to record a video, or tap on the 'T' to send a text message, complete with emoticons.

The detail menu covers various functions:

Get Friends
Send an SMS to anyone/everyone in your contact list, inviting them to join Glide.

Tell a Friend
This is similar to 'Get Friends' but is also available on email and Twitter, and is better for more personalised and targeted inviting.

Like on Facebook
No comment.

Follow on Twitter
No comment.

Report a Bug
Nice to see a developer that is not so big headed that they don't think they are human. Another very helpful touch is that the draft email from you clearly has 'when I do the following...', 'the App does...', 'but should do...'.

Feedback
Fairly obvious really but, note that you will be sending information about the version App and iOS device, as well as various other settings.

Ask (the ubiquitous) Sarah
Send a video or text question to support services.

Cost
The App is free, as is its use but, be aware of data transmission charges where these apply.

Indispensability
If you want to share videos, this is an excellent service.

Dependability
No problems to report.

Security
When logging in with Facebook, Glide will have access to your public profile, friend list, email address and date of birth.

You also need to let the App have access to your contacts so as to be able to share videos. You must have this option set to 'on', in order to be able to send invites.

ACIDS Test Rating:

If people use it, it will catch on.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Glide here and support for the App here.


18 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Update Glide + login with your phone number to chat with anyone from your address book!

    • NEW! Customize your profile
    • NEW! User blocking
    • NEW! Easily share your videos via email or to social networks
    • NEW! Camera flip with just one tap

    Plus lots and lots of performance & stability improvements!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • iOS7 compatibiity enhancements
    • stability improvements
    • fixed bug related to inviting friends
    • fixed bug causing upgrade problems

    ReplyDelete
  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • iOS7 compatibiity enhancements
    • stability improvements
    • fixed bug related to inviting friends
    • fixed bug causing upgrade problems

    ReplyDelete
  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Add friends by PIN or phone number
    • Video filters, including 3 from our friends at Aquafina FlavorSplash
    • Play videos in fullscreen
    • Improved iOS 7 support

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Stability improvements
    • Localized into many new languages

    ReplyDelete
  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Clear chat history
    • Lock Glide with a passcode (from Settings page)
    • Lots of stability improvements!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Delete contacts from your friends list

    ReplyDelete
  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Lots of stability improvements!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Bug fixes and stability!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.4 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    We worked hard on fixing all the bugs you told us about - this version is better than ever! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.6.6 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • NEW! 5 minutes of recording time!
    • More bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  12. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Glide got a makeover!
    • Forward messages to other chats
    • Profile pages
    • Name your groups
    • Lots of performance improvements (everything works better!)

    ReplyDelete
  13. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  14. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • NEW! Send videos to friends who don't have Glide yet!
    • iOS8 fixes (iPhone 6 support coming soon)
    • Performance improvements

    ReplyDelete
  15. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • iPhone 6 support
    • Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  16. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Turn off optimized frame rate to send smoother videos
    • Critical bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  17. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.4 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Fixed lots of bugs including crashing on the loading page

    ReplyDelete
  18. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.2.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Review a video before sending!
    Tap the icon on the top right of the Recent tab to try it out.

    ReplyDelete

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