The Glide for Android app has a refreshed look and some new features, but this is still the same Glide that more than fifteen million people have come to know and love. The app has been visually overhauled to match Google’s Material Design vision with Lollipop. The Glide team implemented plenty of color and animations throughout the app On the features side, Glide now supports offline video recording. Rather than requiring an internet connection to get anything done, Glide allows users to record at any time and send when a connection returns.
Other new features include full screen previews in threads and large-sized emojis.
Adam Korbl, Chief Product & Marketing Officer of Glide, commented on Glide for Android’s update:
“The new, fresh design of Glide for Android, when combined with tablet support and the other features we’ve added, makes the app even more delightful to use.”
I have been using the latest version of Glide for the past two days and find it to be beautiful. We are seeing more apps transition to Material Design over time and, clearly, that’s great as it makes the entire Android experience feel whole. Also, regarding functionality, I love the offline video recording. The same kind of feature now exists with Facebook. It makes everything seamless by allowing content to be queued with the absence of an internet connection.
Glide Live Video Messaging App Gets Major Design Overhaul on Android
NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 — Glide, the Israeli startup whose popular live video messenger attracted more than 15 million users, today released significant updates to its Android App.
The most noticeable improvement to Glide for Android is a complete visual overhaul consistent with Lollipop’s Material Design. Glide now features a sleek, tabbed user interface for users of all Android devices, including tablets. New features now available in Glide for Android include:
Offline Video Recording — Record video messages without an internet connection; Messages will be sent automatically when you reconnect.
Full Screen Preview — Swipe up on the content creation bar in a chat thread to see how you look before recording.
Super Emojis — Emojis now get supersized when sent one at a time!
“The new, fresh design of Glide for Android, when combined with tablet support and the other features we’ve added, makes the app even more delightful and convenient to use,” said Adam Korbl, Chief Product & Marketing Officer of Glide.
Glide is available for free for Android smartphones or tablets in the Google Play Store.
Founded in 2012, Glide is the world’s first and only messaging application to leverage streaming video technology. Glide provides a new way for consumers to communicate from smartphones, tablets and smartwatches via video. The lightning fast app combines the benefits of video calling and text messaging — without their respective limitations. Glide messages start being delivered in less than one second, allowing video messages of up to 5 minutes to be viewed and replied to by the recipient either immediately or later. Glide is available for free on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android smartphones and tablets.