Montaj is like Instagram for video; hits iOS Tuesday, Android in Q2

Montaj is like Instagram for video; hits iOS Tuesday, Android in Q2
Instagram has become a big hit. Just the other day, the photo social-sharing site announced that it has 90 million active users with 40 million new pictures posted each day.  8,500 likes are registered a second. That is truly tremendous for an app that started life an an iOS exclusive before finally getting the "green" light (see what we did there?) and adding support for Android devices. That is when Instagram really started growing although it remains to be seen if it will ever be worth the $1 billion that Facebook paid for the site (which at closing was closer to $750 million due to a drop in Facebook's stock).

Instagram. of course, is limited to the sharing of still pictures. It surprises us that no one thought about offering such a service for video, but now here it is. Montaj lets you capture 5 seconds of video at a time. Now we know exactly what you're thinking. What the heck can you possibly say in a 5 second video that is worthy of being shared throughout the globe? But the founder of Montaj, Demir Gjokaj, says that Hollywood movies are shot in 5 second clips. This does make sense. Shoot a longer video and you will most likely upload it to YouTube.

Besides, this site isn't called Montaj (Montage) for nothing. The 5 second clips are not your finished product. They form something akin to a storyboard which you can stitch them together in any order you like, even deleting some of the segments. You will be able to add filters, music, and other effects. Want to take a gamble at coming up with something amazing? Simply shake your phone and the app will randomly put together your video from the 5 second segments you've shot. And, like Instagram, the final product you've created can be shared.

Montaj will launch for iOS on January 22nd with an Android launch expecting next quarter. Want to see what Montaj can do? Check out the video below!

source: Montaj via TechCrunch

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9 Comments

1. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

actually sounds pretty cool

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Devs focusing on iOS first and Android second. Gotta develop where the $$$ is. Please go ahead and thumbdown the thruth fandroid teens.

3. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

no one cares leave now please

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 968; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

May be development team is more familiar with Ios than Android. That is just my guess as I am sure this app will be free and can't see why else you would go iOS first as Android has more users. Edit; agree with Tsoliades, this doesn't really change anything

7. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

No it because ios is more easy to develop because they use simillar hardware and has few just(iphone,ipod,ipad) models android have many hardware and many models so it will take little bit longer to make an app that works perfectly on android

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Not into instagram at all, but this looks like something I'd be willing to try. Q2 isn't long to wait.

6. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

There is something similar for iOS, that's called Cinegram, it's good, looks very similar to Intagram.

8. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

What about Viddy?

9. willt3ch

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

It makes sense to come out with Iphone app first, considering its the only a single platform to test the product on. Iphone IPad Itouch, they all made by the same manufacture. Android is on many devices, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Etc. However as mentioned before Q2 is right around the corner. Viddy also only allows one 30 sec clip - Boring in my opinion

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