5iveSpot app made its debut on March 25, 2013. The app is a social app that mixes all social aspects into one. The creators, Dwayne Tasker and David Cole mixed mobile personal video messaging, photo sharing and video entertainment.
5iveSpot app features are :
- Send and receive video messages up to 5 minutes long
- Shoot and share video life moments and photos
- Watch videos on on their urban network channels
- Share videos through Twitter and Facebook.
The app has a lot of potential of becoming a big hit. Something that it reminds me of is the website World Star Hip Hop, which started off in a similar fashion of targeting African Americans and the urban community. 5iveSpot app has the same target audience; which has pros and cons.
The pros: With having your target audience being one group of people, can make the group feel like they have their own app and/or website to go to everyday.
The cons: With having your audience being one group, others outside this group could actually like the app, but feel like they have nothing in common with the people on the website and/or app, and they will be hesitant to return back to it.
The app needs some maintenance on it, because there were a lot of times where I have tried to record something and the app would just crash. I am using an iPhone 5 and I am glad to see that they have optimized it for the screen size. The app ask for a lot of your information like your phone number, location (which you can disable), and email address just for you to register it. Asking customers to provide all of this information could make a lot of people uncomfortable and they will just delete the app without giving it a try.
I really like how they have an entertainment sections (sports, music and lifestyle). I found myself browsing each section and watching each video. The videos are very funny and entertaining.
Overall: This app is a decent app, but it is hard for me to see the need for it, when there are already mainstream apps out there that can do what this app does. On the other hand, what separates this app is its focus on the African American and the urban community. By focusing in on this group gives it a good shot to succeed, simply because it is unique. Try it out for yourself and tell me what you think in the comment section below.
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Gaylord Pernell, Jr.