A company called Koozoo is launching a network of smartphone video cameras along with a new mobile app. Guided with the idea to “make the real world as searchable and accessible as the virtual world,” the app/service allows anyone to share his/her own views of the public spaces they see outside their window, inside their businesses, or while they’re on the go.
After downloading the Koozoo app, you can start sharing real-time views of places you care about, and/or see what’s going on at other places, from a favorite neighborhood cafe to some fancy destination in the other part of the world. Actually, that’s the big goal as the moment, most views come from San Francisco and Austin, with other major cities rolling out in the next few months.
There are two kinds of Koozoo users. Those with basic membership share video snippets from their smartphones as they go about their day, and can check out other people’s views and snippets through a map-based UI to see what’s going on around town. Advanced members share a 24/7 live view from their home or office window using a retired smartphone they aren’t using as a phone anymore. This group will also get some additional benefits that are currently under development like time-lapse camera views and other exclusive content and features…
As I’m writing this, the Koozoo app is available for iPhone users only with Android version following soon.
Koozoo (FREE) [iTunes link]