RealNetworks’ subsequent app is sensible of your pictures and movies
The corporate that gave us RealPlayer is now concentrating on one thing else solely: All the media that we take that by no means sees the sunshine of day. RealTimes, the subsequent flagship app from RealNetworks, routinely backs up your pictures and movies into the cloud and types them into simply shareable montages. As a result of for those who’re like most, you in all probability find yourself capturing lots extra media than you realize what to do with. That is particularly the case with mother and father, a demographic that RealNetworks is decided to crack. The app, which is obtainable for iOS, Android, Home windows PCs, Roku units and Chromecast, mechanically chooses the most effective pictures and video choices for its montages. Your montages also can function soundtracks based mostly on constructed-in tracks or your personal tunes. You’ll be able to retailer as much as 2GB of media and create 30 second montages totally free, or pay $5 a month for 25GB extra storage and longer montages, or $10 a month for utterly limitless storage.
RealTimes is principally an evolution of the corporate’s final main product, RealPlayer Cloud, which was targeted completely on getting your movies into the cloud and viewable throughout a number of units. Whereas that app managed to snag eleven.5 million customers since debuting in 2013, RealNetworks discovered that most individuals have been solely utilizing it a few times a month. So for its subsequent challenge, it needed to created one thing that you simply’d use a number of occasions every week, RealNetworks CEO and founder Rob Glaser advised us.
There are, in fact, loads of different apps and providers making an attempt to do one thing just like RealTimes. Google+ mechanically shops and organizes your pictures, and HTC has been pursuing photograph and video montages with its Zoe app. However RealTimes might nonetheless be compelling to individuals given its large gadget help, in addition to the truth that it is constructing on every little thing the corporate discovered with RealPlayer Cloud. For instance, you possibly can watch media remotely from any of your units related to RealTimes.
“if a startup says we will maintain your reminiscences perpetually you do not know how lengthy that’ll be,” Glaser stated in reference to Everpix, a now defunct photograph startup that additionally tried to backup all your pictures. “As a 20 yr previous firm assume individuals know we’ll be in it for the lengthy haul.”
One factor’s for positive, our want to seize our every day lives by means of pictures and movies is not slowing down anytime quickly. So whereas media administration options could seem area of interest in the mean time, ultimately they’re one thing extra shoppers will want. It is too early to inform if RealTimes will find yourself being the perfect device for sorting and sharing our media, nevertheless it’s definitely value maintaining a tally of.