FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCBB:MEDL) – a custom developer and incubator of mobile applications – announced today the release of Hang w/ 2.0 and a host of new features including the ability to stream live video from mobile to Facebook.
By adding the stream to Facebook functionality, Hang w/ offers users the ability to stream live video from Hang w/ to their Facebook wall. Videos can be viewed and shared by friends, whether or not they use a mobile device. Because Hang w/ streamed videos can be shared from one Facebook user to another, this new feature will create increased exposure and virality for the newly emerging and fast growing social media platform.
The "Hang w/" app, which connects people through live streaming video and simultaneous chat, was first released to the Apple App Store in March. Hang w/ has released several updates in the platform's first seven months to tune performance and make minor enhancements. This release represents the first significant step forward in technology, user experience and functionality. New features include:
- improved video and audio quality;
- live simultaneous streaming to Facebook and to the web;
- #hashtags to allow for custom content channels and deeper Twitter integration;
- 3, 6 and 9 minute broadcasting options;
- "coins" for the eventual purchase of digital content and digital goods;
- simplified archives for easier access;
- a new robust moderation/monitoring platform and user privacy controls;
- extensive integration of iOS7 functionality.
"The mobile social market is growing rapidly," said Andrew Maltin, CEO. "Live streaming represents an entirely new category and we have our eyes set on being the category innovator and the market leader. Hang w/ 2.0 is our second major step in that direction."
"I'm so proud of our entire team," said Dave Swartz, President and Chief Creative Officer. "We took a product that the market clearly embraced - and brought it to a whole new level. The user experience is simplified and a handful of really cool new features have been added to the mix. Everything in 2.0 was a request, and sometimes a demand, from our users - and from the early beta reactions we've gotten so far, we think people are going to love it."
"We intend to really push the limits of what's possible with our streaming technology," added Maltin. "By releasing stream to Facebook, along with longer broadcasts, we've made it easier for our users to capture and share live moments outside of Hang w/ - and we've made it easier for those moments to go viral."
Hang w/ 2.0 uses an extensive set of iOS7 features in order to deliver the highest quality live streaming experience the system can deliver. Apple users not yet on iOS7 will be required to upgrade.
Hang w/ 2.0 for Android is currently in development. Hang w/ 1.0 for Android is compatible with Hang w/ 2.0 for iOS - but does not include the full feature set.
Hang w/ 2.0 is now available on the Apple App Store: http://www.hangwith.me/iPhone
Hang w/ 1.0 is now available on the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/hangwandroid
A Hang w/ promo video is available here: http://bit.ly/hangwpromo
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
About MEDL Mobile and Hang w/
MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization for many of the biggest names on the planet - in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail - for such prestigious clients as Hyundai, Taco Bell, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, and Telefonica. The Company enters into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Encyclopedia Britannica, Real Madrid, Cheech & Chong and Marlee Matlin.
MEDL Mobile is the majority owner of "Hang w/" - a global, mobile, social media platform that connects and shares via live-streaming video and will be monetized by fully integrated advertising. The platform was released via a private beta in January, 2013, and was released to the public in March, 2013.
To date, the Hang w/ platform has attracted more than 80 celebrities and athletes including 50 Cent, Timbaland, Kaskade, Paula Abdul, Terrell Owens, Jordin Sparks, Lucy Hale, Cheech and Chong, Jessica Sanchez and Jamie Kennedy.
For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit www.medlmobile.com.
For more information about Hang w/, please visit www.hangwith.com.
Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about MEDL Mobile's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of the Company may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the ability to integrate Inedible Software apps and platform into MEDL's product offering, the ability to procure, properly price, retain and successfully complete projects, and changes in products and competition. Unless otherwise required by law, the Company also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Readers should review carefully reports or documents the Company files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit http://www.medlmobile.com.
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MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc.
Fountain Valley, California, UNITED STATES
Media Contact: DJ Swanepoel MEDL Mobile 714-617-1991 ex. 4211
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