Ivy is a free Android app that allows you to post short videos to your Facebook account. The app works by asking you to double tap on your Android’s power button in the same way as Stringnote app that allows you to post notes to your Evernote profile, the only difference being that Ivy only allows you to post videos to your Facebook account, and does not allow you to post images or audio files.
Ivy is available as a free download from the Google Play Store.
Using the app:
When you launch the Ivy app on your Android device, you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot. Here you will be asked to log in to your Facebook account.
In the above window, simply click on the log in button, and allow the app all the permissions after you log in to your Facebook account. After that, you will be good to go and you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.
In the above screenshot, you will be presented with an interface which allows you to configure the name of the video, description of video, etc. In the above window, you will also be able to see the number of recordings that you have made. The app only allows you to take upto 9 seconds of a short video, and there are no configurable settings at all, which in my opinion is a bit bad, because most people usually use Facebook for posting photos, and only rarely do they upload videos to their account.
Time to put the app to the test!
I double tapped on my power button and sure enough, a short video was taken and uploaded to my Facebook account.
In the above screenshot, you can see a short video which was recorded by Ivy and as you can see, it has been uploaded to my Facebook profile! Now coming back to the app’s main screen.
In the above screen, clicking on the button at the top-right corner of the screen will stop the app from running in the background. This will make sure that the app does not consume any needless resources. You can then run the app only when you absolutely need to. Clicking on the person’s avatar next to the stop running button will allow you to log out of Facebook from the app.
The app works well when your phone is in its lock screen mode as well. Double tapping the power button will open up the video recorder screen even if your phone is on its lock screen, the only exception being when the phone has a pattern or pin secured lock screen enabled.
This pretty much sums up all the features of this app. We do hope that you will enjoy using the app on your Android device. You can also check out a similar app: Stringnote MyIdeas in Evernote which allows you to upload photos, audio and video to your Evernote id, and it also utilizes the power button of your Android device. This app is also by the same publisher.
Ivy is a decent app to have on your Android device if you are looking for an app that easily allows you to record short videos and automatically upload them to your Facebook id. The app is ad-free but uses a lot of system resources. So if you are looking for an app that saves power, you may want to give this app a pass.
I rate this app a 3.5 out of 5