With the proliferation of user generated videos, it is harder for the user to find interested contents to watch or to share. The same dilemma happens on the blog, news, etc.. and it has opened up to a new class of mobile apps such Flipboard, CNN Zite, Pulse, Google Currents, AOL Editions, etc.. The apps essentially curate source of information based on selected interested topics or select contents based on user social networking behaviors and social acquaintance sharing.
Apple iPad is an ideal platform to consume such contents for its portability and its touch user interface, therefore many apps start flourishing for user enjoyment on the iPad.
For beginners, the free app can be used without complicated settings. Many categories are presented by default such Music, Tech, Buzz, Sport, Entertainment.
The categories are presented in carousel format and within the category, user can scroll vertically to select the video to watch. Once the video plays in full screen, a collapsible sidebar located on the right edge can be invoked for navigation to other categories as well as moving to next video, etc…
Sharing options with Facebook, Twitter and email are available in the settings. Users can add or modify the category line-up as well as customizing feeds within the category. Unfortunately, users can only selected what Vodio offers. YouTube is not one of them.