Kaltura launches native video mobile app

Michelle Clancy | 26-11-2013

Open source video platform Kaltura has launched its Kaltura native mobile app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play. Building on top of the company's HTML5 video player and device delivery algorithms, organisations can now offer their users full access to their social video portal on any device, including viewing video, uploading of user-generated content and additional native mobile features for end users.

Reporters, students and employees in the field can easily capture and upload videos for instant publishing and sharing, while on the enterprise side, employees can watch training videos or recorded meetings and access business-critical videos anytime, anywhere, such as during their commute to work, instead of during office hours. And, students can broadcast live events on campus, record video assignments and access digital material from the library while they are away or on-the-go.

"Kaltura continues to deploy mobile video apps for its various products. This time we're launching a dedicated video app for our industry-leading MediaSpace 'out-of-the-box video portal' technology, that is in use by leading organisations and many millions of people globally," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura chairman and CEO. "A full-featured mobile app is a must-have extension to any organisation's video strategy it allows users to stay connected on-the-go, while fostering even greater levels of engagement and interactivity."

Key features include the ability to upload video/audio/images into a video portal, with the ability to resume an incomplete upload and to choose between a Wi-Fi and 3G connection. It also allows users to download videos for watching offline on-the-go anytime, incorporates mobile notifications for updates on live events, upcoming videos and more, supports live broadcasting from users' mobile devices, and supports DRM and content controls for maximum security of content distribution

Kaltura's native mobile video app can be re-branded and skinned to fit customers' specific look and feel, with an App Store presence. It can also be integrated with other third-party apps and mobile video experiences.