YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have been hard at work on their latest video venture MixBit since it launched last August for iOS devices. Of course, it’s an Apple world and Android users were left sadly sans MixBit — until now.
MixBit has launched for Android devices today. The video app lets users record 256 clips at 16 seconds each. Users can then splice them all together to create a one hour-long film. The end result is a offers a narrative approach to social video that competitors Vine and Instagram may not have.
The app also features a social curation component that allows filmmakers to splice in clips from other users’ recorded footage. Since its release in August, MixBit has received a 4.5-star rating on iTunes, and according to app analytic site XYO (still in beta, so grain of salt), it has been downloaded over 25,000 times.
Chen and Hurley launched MixBit under their company AVOS, which is partially funded by Google.
Currently at the Google Play store, the MixBit app is receiving generally positive reviews from users who have given it a 4-star rating.