BURBANK, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beachfront Media, the owners of the popular video discovery engine MeFeedia, today announced the private beta launch of Beachfront Builder, a powerful mobile-first video platform created to enable video producers, TV networks, and enterprises to rapidly build and deliver high quality video applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone, Android Tablet, and Kindle Fire. Using Beachfront Builder, video publishers can now quickly develop, monetize, deploy, and manage their own customized video app to all leading app stores without any technical or engineering skills.
With millions of non-PC devices and thousands of variations, video publishers and content creators are distributing to an increasingly complex ecosystem of consumers, platforms and places every day. To keep up, publishers are often forced to spend considerable cash to include applications in the distribution mix, without a clear plan of monetization for mobile. Beachfront Builder has been designed to resolve this issue by helping video publishers spread content, deliver a new experience to loyal customers, and open new mobile revenue streams in very little time for very little cost.
By leveraging MeFeedia's video aggregation technology and expertise, Beachfront Builder handles thousands of video feeds and formats, allowing publishers to quickly input URLS or MRSS feeds and begin building a branded, turn-key video app from scratch. The application requires no refreshing or manual uploading of content unless the user wants to provide content that is app exclusive.
Users are offered customization features for branding purposes, and, in addition to integration of pre-existing ad solutions, all apps are supported through video, display, sponsorship, and in-app advertising, providing publishers with a new form of revenue that is both player and format specific.
Once completed, Beachfront Builder apps are deployed into the Apple App Store, Google Android Market and Amazon Appstore, making them available to all iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, and Kindle Fire users, who can share the videos using the platform's Facebook and Twitter features.
"Apps are the new beachfront properties for video providers. Up until this point, the choice of video applications have lagged in the app marketplace--not because of a lack of video viewing demand on tablets and smartphones, but because it has been cost-prohibitive to build & manage these apps," said Frank Sinton, CEO of Beachfront Media. "By offering a solution that allows video publishers to build an application quickly with no technical know-how or upfront development costs, we are empowering video publishers to stake a claim in this important and evolving ecosystem."
Beachfront Builder launches today in its 'Basic' format where simple applications are very low cost to build and usage is subsidized by an advertising revenue split. Users seeking customization options can upgrade to the 'Professional' or 'Enterprise' versions, and all formats have social sharing and bookmarking features to enable apps to leverage the viral nature of social video.
In addition, Enterprises now have a new paradigm for internal and external management through total control of their video content, which can be accessed from numerous devices, and tracked through Beachfront's special analytics of viewer behavior (e.g. who, when, and for what duration).
To find out more about Beachfront Builder, go to www.beachfrontbuilder.com.About Beachfront Builder
Beachfront Builder enables video publishers to create video apps with ease. Created by the team behind MeFeedia, Beachfront Builder provides a next-generation video platform with a focus on the smartphone, tablet, and connected TV devices that power the future of TV & video content. With Builder, anyone with video can easily create, manage, deploy, and monetize high-quality, native apps for iPhones, iPads, Android, and Connected TVs. For more information on Beachfront Builder: http://www.beachfrontbuilder.com
MeFeedia helps millions of users search, discover and stay updated with the latest videos from thousands of video sites. MeFeedia's video syndication platform provides video solutions to an expanding network of over 500 publishers. MeFeedia's combination of media technology and ad tools provides an easy way for people to engage with online media that interests them. MeFeedia is a privately held company based in Burbank, California. Find more at http://www.mefeedia.com.
SOURCE Beachfront Media, LLC