Googlers Made This Social Video App For iPhone

Google Uptime app for YouTube

Google incubator Area 120 has launched Uptime, an app that lets you watch YouTube videos with your friends.

Google released a new video app called Uptime. Users cannot only follow each other in the app, they can also check out the watch history of each other and recommend vids uploaded on YouTube without having to leave the app. But if you enter the "PIZZA" or "SUNNY" invite code, you can jump into action in no time.

YouTube video clips can then be watched and shared with friends, with Uptime also enabling users to react to what they're watching by typing in comments or by touching the screen in real time.

The app is available only for iOS devices and is now in invite-only mode, unless you have the invite code, "pizza", which will grant access.

Google opened the Area 120 startup combinator previous year, which allows its employees to work on their own business ideas. Your profile photo will move around this bar depending on where you are in the video, and so will other people's pictures if they're watching along with you. When viewing, your icon (any the icons of others also watching) will be shown traveling the perimeter of the screen and as with other similar platforms, you can tap the screen to leave "sparkles" (instant feedback, so to speak) or type out a comment.

Uptime is a place to share and watch videos together with friends. While watching a video, a multicolored progress bar is displayed around the whole picture. If you'd like to check it out, you can download it from the App Store right here.

Not without some limitations though; Uptime does not have a recording feature that lets you record or stream live. If you're watching a video using YouTube, no one will be able to see what you're watching.

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