Socialcam has rocketed to second place on AppData’s Top Free App leaderboard, displacing its competitor, Viddy. In the App Store, Social Cam highlights a blurb describing the app as “Instagram for Video.”
The Socialcam app lets you quickly upload video from your iPhone (without a 15-second restriction, like Viddy), adding filters that can make your video look like a black & white film or a scene from Tron or a Super 8 home movie. You can also add music and themes that range from Action to Reporter to MTV to Country. TechCrunch has more about the battle between two popular video apps:
Socialcam still has just three full-time employees, compared to Viddy’s twenty-some, though Seibel tells me his company is looking to hire “aggressively” in the weeks ahead. Viddy has raised $6 million in Series A funding and is said to be in the process of raising some $30 more at a sky-high $370 million valuation. Socialcam, again, is staying mum on its exact funding numbers.