BitTorrent launches Shoot app to let users quickly share batches of photos and videos
BitTorrent, the company that provides peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, has released Shoot app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone to let users quickly share batches of photos and videos. The is app is available for free download on the respective app stores.
Using BitTorrent’s Sync technology, BitTorrent Shoot provides an all-new way to smartphone users to start sharing batches of photos and videos. These batches can have tens or even hundreds of photos or videos.
The app does not require any particular network or a select device model for sending and receiving content and shares photos and videos using QR codes. This makes it a bit closer to Apple’s Airdrop functionality.
BitTorrent claims that since files move directly between people without going through the cloud, photos and videos shared through Shoot app is “fully private” to senders and receivers.
Moreover, Shoot app can easily move GBs of files from one device to another without requiring any upload. It simply uses a peer-to-peer direct connection to make sharing of photos and videos easier than a traditional photo sharing app.
To share photos or videos through Shoot, users need to open the app and tap ‘Send’ button to select photos and videos from their device and once selected, generates a QR code for the bulk selection. The receivers, on the other hand, just need to use scan the QR code to view the shared content on their devices.
Although Shoot app is available for free download, it provides first three sends for free and thereafter users have to pay a one-time charge of $1.99.