So I've been looking at the various facebook video apps lately, trying to scout the best experience for "nailing" music videos onto my profile, with 2 factors in mind:
- Maximum exposure of the video to profile viewers.
- Simplest way to find and post (= minimum friction).
I like iLike - but their way kinda loses on the exposure factor. The whole idea is that the new video will be at the top of the profile page, to quench the egoistic self-expression need. Also, browsing video on ilike is not good. If the desired video is not in the top 6, you are taken to youtube's site, losing the option to post them.
Then there are the inhouse Video app, iMeem and a bunch of others, but they all basically have the same friction in the browsing-posting process.
But Foxytunes planet delivers it - it just uses the built in "post items" feature of Facebook, lets you add comments and nail the video straight at the top of your lifestream feed.
There's no app installation needed, and it's a matter of 2 clicks to finish it. The Album/Track navigation at the artist page makes the whole process even quicker.
Yes, the browse/post process is done outside of facebook, but isn't a disadvanage - since the real value is in finding the right video you care to show to others and sticking it with fewest clicks.
Bang-Boom as Steve Jobs would say. Watching your profile after is secondary.