Joost Launches iPhone Application
Joost has launched an iPhone application to watch videos - music, TV, movies, and more over the Internet.
Joost on the iPhone or iPod Touch will give you access to thousands of hours of anime, comedy, drama, movies, music, documentaries, sci-fi and sports.
You can choose what to watch in a variety of ways:
- Browsing by category
- Select "most popular" videos
- Watch our favorites
- Search for a specific video
The first version of the iPhone application provides access to our full content library via Wi-Fi. You can browse, search, or simply enjoy some of our most popular programs. Personally, Ive found it to be a great way to enjoy our extensive music video library and settle some of those who did that song? bets at the same time.
Weve just scratched the surface of the full Joost experience with the first version of the iPhone app. For example, our social features and personalization havent found their way to the app yet. We are working to get more of the things you like about Joost on the iPhone right away. If there are particular things youd like to see, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like all first versions, you may encounter issues as well. If you do, please take the time to drop us a note with the details.
Secondly, for us this is another example of the flexibility of our new Joost platform. In October, we launched our Flash-based player (no download required) and that was big news. But the even bigger news for us was that video was served via our new hybrid content distribution infrastructure one that respects our peer-to-peer roots but also allows us the flexibility of choosing the best distribution option based upon what, where, and how a user is watching. Weve quickly followed the initial launch with an embedded player and now the iPhone application. That is just the beginning, and its the thing that has us all very excited about the future and particularly a future that lets you enjoy Joost whenever and wherever you want.