Viddsee Is Available on iOS
Rifki Aria Nugraha - 14 November 2014
Singapore-based Viddsee is now available in mobile, and iOS would be the very first OS to support the platform. It would allow users watching curated Asian short movies. Currently, the platform is in the process of enriching itself with more Indonesian content, with partnering with XXI Short Film Festival to be one of its methods.
Viddsee’s Co-Founder Ho Jia Jian stated in regard to Viddsee’s services, “The movies Viddsee play are not available on TV. They’re dedicated for internet, and all of them are now accessible through our platform. They are entertaining, inspiring, touching, creepy, and provoking our minds. Film for internet is the future of entertainment and we are proud to be in the evolution.”
In average, the movies’ duration would be around 30 minutes long. There are special channels which display movies of certain selections, like the festival channel for example. Not only movies, Viddsee also displays miniseries, which are about 5 to 7 minutes long per episode.
There are a number of features available on the platform, such as “Queue” and “Watch Offline”. Claiming to be using so-called smarter Wi-Fi technology, Viddsee will automatically switch the download process to be based on Wi-Fi once the connection is detected. That way, users may save their cellular data package’s quota.
Derek Tan, Viddsee’s Co-Founder, said, “These features are dedicated for our users, as 40% of them access our platform to watch high quality Asian entertainment and short movies on a daily basis. We specially design this app for those with limited data connectivity.”
According to our observation, there are quite a number of Indonesian short movies which get included on the platform. Some, like Barbie and CintA even gained a remarkable welcome, indicated from thousands of “likes” they receive. Hopefully that this will be a good start for Indonesian short movie industry.