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YouTube is awesome, but it's anti-social. You create a video in isolation, upload it to your personal channel, and wait for the inevitable flood of ego-shattering comments. If someone does happen to like your work, they will copy the link and share it on Facebook, Google+, or any other social network where good words are occasionally tolerated, and you may never hear their feedback. MixBit is a more social experience, one where friends can work on videos together from the comfort of their mobile devices.

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MixBit was founded by YouTube co-founders Steven Chen and Chad Hurley, which makes this a service worth keeping an eye on. The Android app lets users record, edit, and publish videos from their phones or tablets. Videos are shot in multiple clips that can be as long as sixteen seconds each, and a completed film can contain as many as 256 clips. Users are encouraged to collaborate with others and to remix each others' work. The app originally launched for iOS in August, but an Android app was always planned, and it's nice to see it arrive. It's available for free below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • tymalo

    Holy crap this app is confusing to navigate. To get to the menu you have to hit the button that is supposed to be "My Projects". Also the app is in full screen for every menu. You would think it would only be full screen if you were actually filming the video.

    Also I tried to sign up with my Google account. But I had to first register an account on their website. Then once I did that I could sign in with my Google account. weird.

    I'm excited to try to use it, but so far it seems like a mess and not very intuitive.

  • atlouiedog

    This article is missing something. I think it's a turtle video.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I don't like turtles.

    • Vardan Nazaretyan

      ... or a cat video.