Joost arrives for iPhone

Summary:Back in April 2007 when I first wrote about Joost it was an invitation-only video streaming service from the wunderkind responsible for Skype and Kazaa. Back then it required you to download a proprietary client, then in October 2008 it morphed into a Web-based service.

Joost arrives for iPhone
Back in April 2007 when I first wrote about Joost it was an invitation-only video streaming service from the wunderkind responsible for Skype and Kazaa. Back then it required you to download a proprietary client, then in October 2008 it morphed into a Web-based service.

In its most recent incarnation Joost beat Hulu to the punch and released a free application for the iPhone and iPod touch (iTunes). In a blog post on Saturday, Joost's Matt Zelesko writes:

...it means another way to view our ever-expanding library of content on Joost. The first version of the iPhone application provides access to our full content library via Wi-Fi. You can browse, search, or simply enjoy some of our most popular programs. Personally, I’ve found it to be a great way to enjoy our extensive music video library and settle some of those “who did that song?” bets at the same time.

Lifehacker notes that  Joost's "46,000 videos—which include 400 TV series, 1,200 movies and short films, and 18,000 music videos—are a pretty good start."

Joost promises that the social features and personalization found on the Web site will be coming to the iPhone app in a future release.

(Tip: Ryan Kaplan)

Topics: Browser, iPhone, Mobility, Software Development

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