12seconds Beta Public Launch, Redesign & iPhone App

12seconds is a really cool web service that allows you to record 12 second videos with a web cam or mobile phone letting people know what you are up to. Think of it like Twitter or Facebook status updates, but with video.

Today’s a big day for 12seconds, they are now in public beta, which means registration is open (invites are no longer needed) and they completely redesigned their website.

Today they also launched an official iPhone app that allows you create a 12 second video slide show using 3 photos and recorded audio.

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photo by Scott Beale

12seconds was co-founded by my good friend David Beach who I worked with at the Palo Alto based interactive agency LVLi over a decade ago. I had the honor of collaborating with Beach on some cutting edge web projects like iSTORM and the Burning Man 1996 netcast.

It’s great to see Beach now doing his own thing making awesome stuff for the web.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.