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Social video app Viddy finally available on Android

Yesterday, the popular social video application Viddy officially launched on Android.

The app has been available for iOS users for quite some time, and now those with an Android device can get in on the fun. The Android version was built from the ground-up, specifically for the Android platform but with the same "intuitive design and user interface" iOS users enjoy.

"With more than half of all smartphone owners using Android devices, now all of your friends and family can connect through video," Viddy wrote in a Wednesday blog post. "Android's built-in HD cameras capture beautiful footage and the large screens give Viddyographers and viewers a rich experience."

Viddy is known as the Instagram of video sharing, allowing users to create 15-second videos that can be jazzed up with filters and other effects, before being shared within the app or to other social-networking sites.

You simply shoot your video, trim it down to 15 seconds or less, add any desired effects and music along with a title, tags, and location information, then choose where you want to share it. The various video effects "range from vintage to futuristic, and, washed out to high contrast," letting users get creative with their videos, according to the app's description.

The app is available for download now in the Google Play store. It works on Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) or Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). At launch, it is available on 735 Android smartphones and tablets in 136 countries and 16 different languages.

Meanwhile, Viddy over the summer launched its public API, opening its world of Instagram-like production to third-party developers.