Video Q&A startup VYou is massively extending its reach with the release Monday of an Android app(s goog). That app, which follows the release of an iPhone app(aapl) last September, could greatly increase the number of mobile users VYou can attract.
VYou is built around the idea of submitting and answering questions via video, putting a real voice and a face behind those people who provide their opinions through the service. It gives users a few short minutes to provide replies, which are viewable by all users. With recent updates, it also gave users the ability to create status updates and provide their own responses to questions that are posed to other users. All of these features have been aimed at building a community around sharing via video.
Now nearly a year and a half old, VYou has introduced an app on the Android Market that has all the same functionality as the iPhone app. Because mobile video cameras offer the kind of spontaneity that isn’t necessarily afforded by the typical web app, introducing an app on another mobile platform seems to be a no-brainer. To that end, with the iPhone and Android covered, VYou’s next step is likely the release of an iPad app.