by: Facebook • 1.3K
Riff is Facebook's bet to get into the video-sharing app market. The concept is powerful and, according to Josh Miller (product manager), inspired by the Ice Bucket Channel and other video chains that usually come up in Facebook. It works this way: shoot a short clip (max. 20 seconds) featuring a certain topic to either start a video chain or build off of one already created by any of your Facebook friends. As long as a friend of yours joins the chain, their contacts will be able to add new content, as so forth and so on, making it viral in no time.
These chains might get too long, but you can skip clips just by swiping to the next, or preview all clips in a (also swipable) list. Videos can be tagged, quick edited and shared using third-party apps. You can rate videos with faces (surprise, smile or winking).
Riff features an original and powerful app concept and is backed by the giant Facebook. The app's design is neat and colorful, oriented to the youth, its potential power-user.
We've experienced force closes. It'd be nice building off of videos even if any participants belong to your friends.
by Manu , Appszoom
Sep 22, 2015