12seconds iPhone App! Plus redesign and open registration.

Today is a huge day for 12seconds!  Here’s the rundown:

  • We’re releasing our very own iPhone application to the app store
  • We’ve redesigned the entire site
  • We’re opening up registration (no more invites)
  • We’re now in beta status

The iPhone application

We’ve been busy bees on this application.  You can’t record video on your iphone, right?  This application changes that.  With the 12seconds iPhone app you take 3 pictures, record some audio and post it.  We’ll turn it into a video and post it for your friends to see.  There’s no other app in the app store that outputs video so we’re pretty excited about it.  It will cost only 99 cents.  It’s a great value and a great way to support your friends at 12seconds.  Here’s a short video demonstration.

The Redesign

So, we’ve gone ahead and redesigned the site.  We’ve grabbed a lot of feedback from you, our dedicated 12ers and think we’ve come up with a beautiful redesign.  The goal was to make 12seconds a better product.  Here are some of the key changes:

  • New, awesome look (pink and brown never looked so beautiful)
  • Inline video playback
  • Inline commenting
  • Your “home” will tell you when you have new videos (auto-updating)
  • Hide or Show the recorder whenever you’d like
  • New navigation tools (an easier interface to navigate)

Open Registration and Beta Status

It’s time for us to move forward.  We’ve had a great few months in alpha.  Hundreds of thousands of people have watched 12second videos.  We’ve been able to integrate with great partners and participate in some incredible events.  We’ve seen 12seconds used for status updates, citizen journalism, short song writing, movie reviews, jokes, challege responses, weather reports, cigar reviews, wine reviews, cupcake reviews, daily lunch specials, name that tune and millions of other creative uses.

The time has come to open up and share 12seconds with the rest of the world.  Now anyone can register and join our beta program.  So, please, invite your friends and let’s build a rich community of people 12ing all over the world.  12seconds is easy, fun and engaging.  We’ve got the best community on the Internet.

So, that’s it.  As of today we’re retiring the Alpha user award.  It’s done and will never be given out again.  All existing and new users will receive the Beta user award.

Thanks very deeply for being part of our community.  Here’s to an exciting 2009.


24 responses to “12seconds iPhone App! Plus redesign and open registration.

  1. I noticed that after a while, I get logged out. Not sure if that’s a bug or not but, it would keep me logged in forever.

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  3. no one will see my video unless it is posted to facebook, so the 99cents is holding me back from trying the app.
    If my videos post to a major social network, then I will buy the iPhone app.

  4. Great job guys. You are the ones that desrve the award this time around.

    Just remember us alpha users when all the new cool kids show up!

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  8. you guys rock! i never knew how much i (and peeps, in general) could do in 12 seconds — http://web-poet.com/2008/12/21/one-fifth/

  9. Hi Guys,

    Where the heck is that link to go to your app directly in Itunes that you should had give in your article??!
    Oh! Here it is: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297622752&mt=8

    ; ] Happy Xmas!


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  11. How can we turn off the Ken Burns effect? It crops off parts of the pictures. Can we have just a simple dissolve instead?

  12. Dear 12,
    I’m a recent starter to 12 seconds thanks to Documentally mentioning the iPhone app. Loving the iPhone app but its missing one thing in particular at the moment…

    Is it possible to re-take the audio as you do when taking pictures?

    Many thanks,


  13. This is great, just saw the video on The Apple Blog. It seems like you guys would have a really good marriage w/ Animoto.com (another company I love!). Just a thought.

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  21. Every single time I upload a new update, Opera crashes on me (on an intel iMac). Without fail. It updates, but it also crashes. Not ideal.

    • yeah it’s really difficult for us to fully support all browsers with the size of the team we have. although we are working on updates and fixes all the time, we aren’t testing on opera. it would be really helpful if you tried it again every now and then and let us know if it works or not. thanks.

  22. I’d like to make a suggestion for the iPhone app. It would be nice if you weren’t fixed to 3 photos. Eg I wanted to do a 12second that showed photos of 5 new Tees I’d bought.

    Would it be possible to see if this could be changed in a future update of the app.

    Otherwise, I ❤ the app.

    Keep up the good work.

  23. I know you’re trying to engage users and make sure everyone posts videos as well as view them…but why no iPod touch support?

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