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Old 06-29-2014, 09:02 PM
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Default Videos on IOS app store

I heard a rumour that apple is going to introduce the ability to add a video to your app listing so users can watch your promo video.

I know this is already an option on Google Play and other stores. Do you guys think that this is a positive thing for developers, and if you develop on any other stores or use any other app stores do you think the addition of a video has made a difference for sales and for the user?

Also does anyone know any more about this new feature on the App store and when apple will make it live.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:39 AM
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@TheGreatWhiteApe -
The video feature is going to be available with the iOS 8 release coming this Fall
A Video is definitly a positive for developers as:

- It allows developers to showcase their game play
- Highlight features live in action
- More engaging than static screenshots

If a user is given a option to watch a video than to read the app description, he will more than likely choose the video option. We humans are visual creatures

The only downside to video is the added expense to get a video done for the App. However, I think there are more positives than negatives to adding a video
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:45 AM
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Thanks @OptimizeMyApps.com, it might help serious developers and businesses stand out from the quick app flippers, which would be welcomed.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:00 PM
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Check out the video from WWDC , scroll down to Creating Great App Previews. Good stuff starts around 2:00 in.

I take 2 things away from it...
  1. They are strongly encouraging video previews.
  1. Captured from your device & you need to have video previews for each supported device.

I think it's got to be worth the extra time to make a good preview.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:15 PM
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Check out the video from WWDC , scroll down to Creating Great App Previews. Good stuff starts around 2:00 in.

I take 2 things away from it...
  1. They are strongly encouraging video previews.
  1. Captured from your device & you need to have video previews for each supported device.

I think it's got to be worth the extra time to make a good preview.
whats the best way to capture from the device?
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:41 PM
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whats the best way to capture from the device?
Connect your device to a Mac with a lightning cable and capture it in QuickTime. Hope it works that easily.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:56 PM
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Default Video Capture

To capture game play, I run the app via the simulator and then capture it with a program called iShowU HD. Works a treat, there are a stack of other great video capture options on the app store, all pretty cheap. iShowU is the best by far. To edit you can use quicktime pro, it you just want to do something simple, iMovie if you want to do it on the cheap or Final Cut Pro if you can afford to get a serious tool.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:07 AM
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Connect your device to a Mac with a lightning cable and capture it in QuickTime. Hope it works that easily.
What exactly in quickTime allows you to do this?

I looked in the menu and can't see anything?
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:13 AM
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Default Future feature

Recording video directly from an iOS device is coming in the next version of OS X and iOS 8.

Both OSs are available in beta now. So maybe someone with access to them can test the feature.

I look forward to trying it out and making a video preview.

Matthew
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:38 AM
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