Ikbis – Video & Photo Sharing

ikbisIkbis, the new service by the creative guys over at toot has gone live.
After a really cool viral marketing campaign featuring “The Largest Yellow Button On The Web” and the humorous animations behind it, the service went online this morning.

Ikbis, which means “Press” or “Click” in Arabic, is a cool online video and photo sharing service, sort of an Arabic cousin of YouTube and Flickr.

The design is very nice, simplistic and clean; I really like the logo, the colours used and the way it’s organized. Then again, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the toot designers.

The interface comes in two languages, English and Arabic, and is pretty simple and straightforward, which is always good in a web service; you upload your photos or videos, label them, describe them, tag them, organize them into albums, choose who can view them or not…etc; on the other hand you can navigate through the videos and photos uploaded by other users, leave comments and add users as your contacts.
In short, it’s a fully rounded sharing service with all the bells and whistles you could need.
RSS feeds of each user’s video and photo stream are available too.

The service is still in beta and might be a bit rough around the edges when it comes to certain small features or their usability, but I’m very sure these are things that the ikbis team are ironing out as I speak.

I certainly recommend you check out the service and play around with it, it’s a very good effort that I’m sure will continue to grow.

Finally, I’d like to congratulate my friends over at toot for this new baby and wish them all the best of luck and success with it.

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