It’s Zoe application initially launched with the HTC One M7, HTC’s 2013 flagship, and was mainly used to make three second snippets or highlights of videos or a series of pictures. Earlier this year, HTC began to offer its Zoe application to devices other than HTC devices, however, the application was in beta status – meaning it was still in active development. However, with its recently concluded Double Exposure event in New York, HTC announced Zoe 1.0 for both Android and iOS.
HTC has updated the Zoe application to not only be a clip creating application but a full fledged video editing application capable of making Zoes of differing lengths – as short as a two images and as long as a a few video clips. In addition to this, the Zoe application will now allow collaboration. This comes in the form of friends being able to add and remove content to and from your Zoes creating what HTC calls “the ultimate highlight video”. The content made using the HTC Zoe application will be made using the Zoe content engine which will be available later this year.
The HTC Zoe application will also be fully compatible with the HTC RE camera which will enable video highlight to be automatically generated using footage shot with the camera. According to HTC, “There is no need to edit, no need to sync to your PC, just simply upload them with a single touch.”.
The HTC Zoe application will be free on the Google Play Store and iOS later this year. As of this writing, the Zoe Application could be downloaded in the Play Store, however, device compatibility will vary according to device.