First and only competitive social video network launches app
London based startup, FightMe, the first and only competitive social video network, has announced it has launched a new mobile app.
The site launched into private beta in early June, allowing its users to create 30 second, unedited, raw videos about whatever they want to allow creative individuals the chance to improve their talents by competing against others.
The FightMe App is now available for free from the App Store on iPhone. 'This is a huge milestone in FightMe's short history,' said Joelle Hadfield, CEO and co-founder. 'Since launching to private beta in June 2013 we have worked hard to release the FightMe app, to take the experience of using FightMe to a different level. We've listened to what our beta users wanted and have used this to help better our understanding of how creative and talented people are now using the web to promote themselves, have fun and share with their networks.
'With the release of the FightMe app and launching the site into public beta, we have built a platform to take creativity to a whole new level where users can easily record, share their talents and opinions and gain immediate feedback at the touch of a button anywhere on the planet,' Hadfield commented.
Users can create bespoke hashtags to compete for the top spot, by showing off a talent, an opinion or by just getting creative and having fun. To get to the top of a leader board, users must get the most 'applause' on their video.
FightMe was initially the brainchild of Founder Jamie Lorenz, who came up with the idea in 2011. 'FightMe is a platform for expression using the backdrop of friendly competition to create purpose and communities. We are not about meaningless video, we leave that for the other video networks' said Lorenz.
FightMe has been gaining traction by working with passionate and unsigned talented groups and individuals who are trying to carve out a name for themselves. FightMe is partnering with Twestival, the largest social media fundraising initiative in the world. This year it is the headline startup at the event on the 2 September, which is raising money in association with the charity Beatbullying.