Over at Vulcan Post, we are big fans of videos: we think that they are better story telling tools. Which is why we are shooting ten episodes of office tours in cool companies in Singapore. Avid followers of Vulcan Post would know that we visited TripAdvisor, Zalora, Yahoo, Spotify, Facebook and a few others this year for Vulcan TV.
But for the inaugural episode of Vulcan TV, we did it with a promising company in the video space: Viddsee.
In case you are unfamiliar with Viddsee, it is an online video platform for Asian short films. Looking for the best Asian short films? Viddsee is the platform to visit. It also inked a distribution deal with Yahoo this year which saw the latter syndicating all the videos onto its platform.
Since we spoke to Viddsee when we visited their home office, the team has successfully curated several viral films, of which they used Viddsee Shortee to highlight the top film for each month based on analytics and sharing for the past month. Closer Apart was the Viddsee Shortee for October, and it was made by a 17 year old! November’s Viddsee Shortee on the other hand, is Sunflowers made by Malaysian Quek Shio Chuan, the same director behind Petronas’ national day ads.
And now, the team has another milestone to announce: it has just launched its very own Viddsee app for iPhone, offering the best of Asian entertainment, stories and films on-the-go. The Viddsee app delivers new weekly curations designed for a simple, intuitive experience. Users can discover and choose what films they like with a comprehensive presentation of films, simply by just swiping.
“Viddsee films are stories that consumers won’t get on TV. These are movies for the Internet, now accessible through our platform, and in users’ pockets or handbags. They are entertaining, inspiring, heartwarming, horrifying and thought-provoking. Movies for the Internet are the future of entertainment and we’re proud to be part of this evolution,” said Viddsee co-founder Ho Jia Jian.
Another key feature is the “queue” and “watch offline” modes. This enhanced and seamless viewing experience is designed for the mobile video market. Using a smart Wi-Fi technology, short films are auto-downloaded when Wi-Fi is detected, allowing users to save on mobile data.
“These features address our users’ needs, as over 40% of them access our platform daily for high-quality short films and entertainment from Asia. We designed this app for mobile users who are typically restricted to data connectivity and accessibility,” Viddsee’s other co-founder Derek Tan said.
Video consumption is exploding, and Viddsee is riding this wave of opportunity right now. We’re definitely looking forward to more news from the team – maybe they will decide to feature our videos on their platform too!