Weekly App: TOUT – Video Status Updates Made from Your Mobile

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011 by

TOUT – This week’s chosen app, TOUT, offers real-time video status updates posting from smart phones. As opposed to Twitter, TOUT is about “Life as it Happens” in full color, sound and motion.” The short video updates are called Touts, and offer a much richer feed of info, unlike written status updates on Facebook or Twitter.

As you can see in the image above, one of Tout’s most famous users is Shaquille O’Neill who, as TOUT claims, announced his retirement exclusively via the application on his mobile phone. Other popular users on TOUT are worth exploring and following as well. There’s no doubt video status updates are more interesting than textual ones, but I seriously hope TOUT will be successful where other video micro-blogging tools such as 12Seconds have failed. Currently TOUT is available on the App Store and will soon be available for the Android and iPad as well.

To learn more about TOUT, watch this video.

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