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It’s finally here: the OFFICIAL Vimeo iPhone app!

Andrew Pile
March 29, 2011 by Andrew Pile Alum

The Vimeo iPhone app is now live, and it’s a doozy!

Click below to get the goods:

Vimeo - Vimeo, LLC

We’ve packed all the best parts of Vimeo into this baby. Now you can upload, edit, manage and watch your videos right from your iPhone.

The whole Vimeo experience:

• Watch and manage all your existing Vimeo videos and download them to your camera roll
• Easily upload your raw footage or edited creations in HD or SD
• Pause/resume uploads and get reminded when a video is paused
• Replace existing videos
• Edit title, description, tags, privacy and credits
• Share with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Email or SMS
• Add your clips to your Groups, Channels and Albums
• Stats on daily plays, likes and comments

An easy-to-use video editor:

• Capture video with focus control and grid alignment
• Combine, edit, and trim your videos
• Add transitions, titles, and effects
• Add music and recordings
• Control volume levels
• Save edited videos to your camera roll or upload directly to Vimeo

Lots to see:

• Watch videos from your Vimeo inbox, Watch Later queue, or videos you have liked
• Easily like, comment and add videos to your Watch Later queue
• Discover new and interesting videos in the Browse tab

This is just the beginning, we’ll be bringing you regular updates with feature improvements. Search, AirPlay support, more effects and any other features you suggest are on the way.

Finally, one huge thank you goes out to our friends at Laan Labs, who did all the coding. They are amazing!



PS- Yes, we plan on building an iPad and Android app! First we want to get the iPhone version as stable and full featured as possible, then bring all that goodness to other platforms.


Gert Kracht Plus

Hear hear! I would LOVE to have the iPad2 version and combine that with video. I mean: Insert video from SD or CF card, edit and publish in one App on the iPad2, that would be SO COOL!

Please let me know if you look for people who have to test it.

Ryan Toyota Plus

Woah! This is way beyond anything I would've expected. An included free editor? Awesome!

I'll be eagerly awaiting the AirPlay support. When it does come, will there be an option to make sure that AirPlay streams the HD version of the video to the Apple TV instead of the SD version? That would be sweet.


amazing! Great job!

Neal Gillis

Looks fantastic. Downloading now :D

A Story Told Well PRO

Congrats guys! The app is great. Canadian data rates, on the other hand, are not.

Blake Whitman Staff

One of the reasons you can wait to upload a higher quality version of any video via wifi when you get home.

Remyyy Plus

Double upper wow !! Looks amazing ! Wasn't expecting that much !! You guys are awesome x Vimeo staff members !

Remyyy Plus

If I may : "Putain, c'est trop bien fait !!" With the included music library, the awesome possibilities on the editing, the "easy to use touch", Sox design, it's just blowing my mind. Seriously !!


Really amazing! Thank YOU!

Michael Wendell Plus

I have to agree here. I'm hoping that you choose to support the first generation iPad!

Andrew Pile Staff

I don't know if the 1st gen iPad will have the firepower to deal with the video editor, but we'll see.

As far as the rest of the features, works really well on the iPad.


You can crack the imovie app to work on the original ipad and it works fine. I assume a similar thing can be done with the vimeo app. Regardless of processing power - I've got it working on my iPhone 3G (not 3GS) and it works fine.

Josh Fofer

Even if the iPad 1 can't handle editing, I would like to see it supported as a Vimeo player via this app. It's much more comfortable to use the app than accessing the site in Mobile Safari.

Editing would be nice to see on the iPad 1, but since the device doesn't have a camera, and isn't as fast as the iPad 2, I wouldn't be too bummed if the iPad didn't get editing capability. But that shouldn't lock it out from being able to still enjoy all of the other functionality...

Hector Lee

agreed. there are many iPad 1s out there and it doesn't seem to make sense to leave us out.

Greg Thomas

Yes. This Droid guy would like to know as well please.

Andrew Pile Staff

No ETA yet, we're concentrating on nailing down the experience first, then bringing it to other platforms.

Rene Rafael Vogt-Lowell

Yes! I would love an Android version as well! However, this is an incredible step in making Vimeo more of household name than YouTube :-)

As a mobile developer, musician, and movie maker myself, I know how time consuming our passions can be but you can never rest upon your current successes lest they become more hype than effort so keep up the great work folks ... and crank out a full-featured Android version for us soon!

Gareth Rogers

won't authenticate my login. Server overload???

Stephen Lewis

Are you going to have an update to include compatibility with the iPod touch 3rd generation?

Erik Richardson

That would be super awesome!!!

I use the website's non-mobile version daily on my iPod Touch and its frustrating!!!

An app for searching and viewing would be perfect!!!

Daniel Spid

Awesome, more of what i was expecting.



android app! thanks!

Mehmet Kozal

maybe more simple version for the older devices in the future?

Justin Leyba Plus

Awesome! I just wish it was compatible with the iPod Touch 3rd Gen! =))

Greg Keegan

Just have to buy an iPhone! :D Looks great!

Jon Bryant Plus

Oh baby yeah!

Just installed it on my ipod touch 4 gen....

Looks awesome, gonna be so much fun!

What's "a doozy"?

Andrew Pile Staff

doo·zy /ˈdo͞ozē/

Noun: Something outstanding or unique of its kind.

Rafael Asquith


Downloaded and playing with it :-)

Vimeo is becoming bigger and better.

Joaquim Bel

Thumbs up for this App!!

Great work Vimeo people!!

Ken Polotan Plus

Darn! And to think I just bought and downloaded the iMovie app for the iPhone. Nice market strategy there, Vimeo!

Andrew Pile Staff

We're in iMovie too, so however you edit you can get it on Vimeo easily!

Bâkır EMRE

Problem solved,
Great app! but it must include search functionality in next version of app.

Simon Turesson

I just have to, If there would be an ipad version, you really should add support for GoPro HD hero, so i can edit my video directly after the shoot! Awesome!

Dave Sidaway

It would be nice if the app could be used on an iPod Touch

Rich Stephens

WOW! I was expecting good but this is great! Love having vimeo wherever I go! :) Cheers Vimeo

H.A. Baroti

Its been a long time coming, but was definitely worth the wait. Cheers to the Vimeo staff.

Towering Pictures Plus

Do you have to be a plus user to take advantage of this, due to the portable device denial for us free users?


Won't authenticate my login. Looks like im not the only one.


Take that Back, problem solved

Sam Ekren

The app is great. Thanks much!

Jedd Goble

Amazing! This is way more packed with features than I expected.


What! This is incredible. Can't wait to give it a try!

Casey Hamilton

Dang! Stopped in my tracks on iTouch 3g... Would love to see a version without the needed camera and editing tools. Great work non-the-less Vimeo. Love you guys!

David DeJuan

i can't install on mi ipod because it doesn't have a camera ;(

Jesse Shotland

Great! Now you just gotta work on Mac, iPad, and Android.

PermaGrin Films Plus

why cant you search for videos on this app though????? you can only search through your own videos... and you can browse videos but there is NO SEARCH BAR........

Andrew Pile Staff

I know, major omission that didn't make the 1.0 release. Lots of people have requested it however so it'll be there soon!

Kulturna TV Plus

HUGE FLOP! can't even find my contacts and browse through their videos

Church Motion Graphics PRO

First thing I did when I got the app running was to see if it had AirPlay. Sadly it didn't... but I'm sure it will come soon.


Спасибо!!! Круто !!!


Congrats to the team, this is a masterpiece of an app. Look forward to the incremental updates, but for the moment it's more than any of us could have asked for. Thanks :D

Scott Goodwill

Awesome. Great job guys. downloading as we speak

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