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Android App Paul Predicts and Buffers Videos Using Only Wi-Fi

Paul is a clever Android app that can help you save on data consumption by pre-loading your favorite videos when you have wi-fi connections. The app uses its own predictive algorithms to cache videos that it thinks you might like based on your viewing history. The app also has a witty and inspirational name. Paul was the octopus that predicted the 2012 FIFA World Cup.

Paul scans for videos from major sources like Facebook, YouTube, ESPN, CNN, and Twitter. You can also sync Paul with Last.fm to retrieve videos from favorite artists. The app allows you to play the videos within native apps like YouTube, within your Paul app, or with any of Paul’s viewing widgets.

Cisco analysis predicts that two-thirds of world mobile data will be video by the year 1017. This app could help in managing cellular networks by decreasing heavy traffic streams and decreasing waiting time for viewing videos. Further the app will be collecting vast amounts of data on user viewing habits – similar to what Tuberank has developed to predict video virality. 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Techcrunch

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