Frequency: The World of Internet Video at Your Fingertips

Price: Free

Frequency: iPhone App Written and Video Review


Frequency for iPad

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

If you’re much like us (and God help you there, Mates!) you really like watching videos on the Internet. You’ll spend hours combing through what’s hot on YouTube, checking CollegeHumor for the latest, or even just viewing what your friends have posted to Facebook. With that in mind, how cool would it be if one iPad app could combine all of these various sources, bringing you the best in online video entertainment instantly? With Frequency, by the developer of the same name, this dream can in fact be a reality. And we can’t bloody get enough of it. For our full review of this stellar video-based app for the iPad, check below just beyond the break!

Concept and Functionality

As stated, Frequency has one goal and one goal only: It wants to deliver to your doorstep all the customized and best videos the Internet has to offer. It does this through a variety of means, but in a lot of ways, the app can most be likened to Flipboard. Both allow you to choose from a list of categorized sources, and then both display the refreshed results from those items. For instance, you can add Adult Swim as a source, and it will appear in your dashboard for easy viewing. There are nearly hundreds of different sources to choose from, adding up to one heck of a lot of videos. Once you’ve clicked on a single source item, you’ll then be shown all of the available videos you can watch. Click on any one of them, and they load nearly instantly in high definition. From there, you can share them, favorite them, like them, etc. All in all, if the sum total experience of this concept sounds incredibly awesome, that’s because it simply is. It’s like having an immediate filter to sum up what’s going on in Internet entertainment for the day, a filter that delivers to your door.

Interface and Design

Frequency for iPad

Frequency for iPad

However, none of this is really new to the scene. So what makes Frequency completely different from any other Internet video app we’ve looked at? To cut things short, it’s the interface. It’s simply one of the most gorgeous and simplest designs we’ve ever seen. Users can access the dashboard with the touch of a button, instantly add sources, and do just about anything else they’d like. And thankfully, there are no tabbed navigational displays. Only smooth scrolling and sliding mechanics and flawless, flawless playback.

Overall Value

Incredibly enough, Frequency will cost you absolutely nothing to enjoy. For an interface this good, we’re surprised at the price, but there you have it. With no money down, you can get daily the best Internet videos wrapped in a gorgeous design and smothered in high definition streaming. And if that doesn’t sound like a good deal to you, then we have no idea what ever will.

Frequency for iPadFrequency requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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