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App of the week for journalists: Vodio, ‘Flipboard for video’

App of the week: Vodio

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Cost: Free

What is it? An app that uses your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube feeds to give you a mash-up of videos. Like Flipboard, but for video. It was released on iPad in January and has just been released for iPhone.

How is it of use to journalists? Vodio (not to be confused with Voddio) provides a selection of videos shared by your Twitter and Facebook connections, adds films from channels you follow on YouTube, plus allows you to select categories within the app (such as ‘tech’, ‘apps’ etc).

Scroll horizontally and you are delivered videos from the different ‘channels’ (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and a vertical swipe displays the videos. Turning the device on its side allows you to view videos full screen.

It is like Flipboard, an app that displays articles (and audio) based on your social networks. And in the same way that Flipboard provides and easy, lean-back way for journalists to follow sources, so does Vodio.

Reviews: Vodio gets 4.5 stars in the iTunes App Store.

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Hat tip: Mashable

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