January 31st, 2011 by admin
Ever wonder what happened to….? So often a story is written and that’s it, we never get to hear the outcome. Well, over the next few weeks the team at iPhonegizmo are going to do some follow-ups on stories we did two years ago.
Our first recall is the Veoh post we did in Jan 2009. Our review back then was that the site was limited in the videos that were on offer through their interface. We also hoped that in due course, their service would be available through iPhone.
So where is Veoh today? Well, for starters it is one of the highest ranking sites in the world:
It now does stream Youtube - along with a host of other sources. And according to Alexa, “Veoh is visited more frequently by males who are in the age range 18-24, have no children and browse this site from home.”
But it is still NOT available as an app for iPhone!
Check it out for the current top-of-the-news issue: Egypt. This is one way to get a good coverage of news from a wide variety of sources.
One warning - if you decide to download the Veoh player, we recommend that you use the “custom” option as Veoh will otherwise set themselves up as your default home page:
You can enjoy using Veoh from the Veoh site - so no real need to download the player - and as the average user stays a mere 2.8mins, hardly seems necessary. But if you decide this is for you then consider our guide to downloading:
According to Alexa, “Average Load Time for Veoh.com (is) Very Slow (3.418 Seconds), 86% of sites are faster.” So it could be a real nuisance to have to wait for it to load every time you start up. Better to load it when you need it.
The other reason for choosing the “custom” option is that in the very last screen, Veoh prompt downloaders to also download a registry clean product:
We reckon this is seriously uncool. But increasingly, free downloads of software are coming preset with these kinds of recommendations. So it is increasingly necessary to check the settings of each and every page of the download process and READ what we are agreeing to!
So… things have changed in two years. This site has blossomed and whilst there is no app, the site can still be viewed from iPhone via safari (though not as easily as on laptop, as fewer search options)