Sunday, February 27, 2011

KinKast Iphone App Review and Giveaway ($50 MRSP)


Living away from the majority of my family makes communication hard sometimes and I love sending them videos of where I live, my surroundings, little activities and videos of my puppy! However, with the program that I've always been using, I get frustrated because literally, any video over 10-11 seconds long and its too long for me to send. I don't feel comfortable uploading them onto public video sites either as I really only want my family to see it. So, I was really glad when I heard of the new Iphone app, KinKast. Its a free app to begin with and you can take videos either in their application or use videos that you've already taken previously on your iPhone or i. Its really simple to use and as soon as you take the video or select which one you use, you can share it by typing in someone's email address.  The great thing about this app is that, the recipient does not have to sign up for an account. They automatically get an email with a link to watch the videos. 

Check out this demo:

As I was playing around with the app, I noticed that you can select to send just one video or several at a time to someone. And, you don't have to worry going over your data plan because the app comes preset to upload in the background when you get connected to a wireless connection. Its also kind of smart because it uploads little bits at a time so that when your internet connection gets cut off, you don't have to reupload it again from the beginning.  If the video's not on your iphone, fine, go online to upload your video there and its the same thing! Easy enough for the most tech newbie out there... 

So, there are two plans:
1) FREE!! Your videos are saved for 30 days from the day of upload on the KinKast servers. Pretty sweet deal for connecting with your family!
2) Premium plan, which offers slightly more...All for less than 2 cups of coffee a month:  $4.99/month or $49.99/year. It gives you the following features: unlimited storage on KinKast servers, all videos always available online, videos are safely backed up online, and no ads. Best of all, your videos aren't deleted after 30 days so if you want to send the same video later on, it'll still be there!

Overall, I think KinKast is really convenient and I have been looking for an app that allows me to send my family videos of my everyday life. This works great for that and I don't have to worry about the hassle of making my family sign up for additional accounts! I would definitely recommend it to anyone; it makes communication that much easier between families and friends.

Buy It: Download the FREE version of KinKast on your iPhone in the App Store. If you want to upgrade, the Premium plan is $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

Win It: One very lucky Whirlwind of Surprises reader is going to win a KinKast Premium Membership for a year (MRSP $49.99).

This must be entered as ONE entry before the bonus entries count! I will check. PLEASE Leave a contact email in your entries if it is not found in your profile, if I can't contact you, you can't win.

1) Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Google Friends Connect

Bonus Entries -Please make sure you put 1 comment for each entry. e.g. If it says 2 entries, put 2 comments.

  • Like Whirlwind of Surprises on facebook. Please leave your first name and last initial-1 entry
  • Like KinKast on Facebook -1 entry
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post. Please leave your link. -2 entries.
  • Grab my button and tell me where its at -2 entries
  • Enter any of my other giveaways -1 entry
  • Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Networked Blogs -1 entry
  • Follow KinKast on Twitter
  • Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Twitter and ReTweet this: RT @cinnybbs @Kinkast #Win a Premier membership ($50) from #WOS #kinkast Worldwide Ends 03/27. #giveaway sharing video
    • (can be Tweeted up to 3x daily for extra 2 entries each time. Each tweet must be 2 hours apart. Leave your tweet link)
  • Subscribe to Whirlwind of Surprises via email. -2 entries
Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST on March 27, 2011. Open worldwide!! Winner will be drawn by a random number generator, posted on this blog and emailed. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned above have been provided free of charge from the manufacturer or PR firm for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed belong to Whirlwind of Surprises and are NOT influenced in any way. Please view my full disclosure.

Until next time,

Like what you see? Follow me on GFC and twitter (@CinnyBBS) to get the latest updates. Like us on facebook or join us through Network Blogs. Leave me a comment if you'd like me to follow back on any of these.


Russo said...[Reply]

I love your blog title, whirlwind of surprises. Made me immediatly happy. I am happy to follow you. I found your blog on a blog hop.

Russo @

Meet Kristy said...[Reply]

Happy Friday! I'm your newest follower. I love your blog. I found you through Social Parade.

Polka Dot Cactus Art

Scather said...[Reply]

Hi, great blog! I found you through the Great Friends just Click hop. I'm now following you through (the spot for scathing book reviewws!) would love a follow back ^_^ Thanks!

Betty Manousos said...[Reply]

Hello, I am now following from Good Friends.
Your blog is lovely.

Hope you can stop by mine.
Happy Tuesday!

Betty Manousos said...[Reply]

...i'm already following you!

Monica said...[Reply]

I'm participating in the Good Friend Just Click blog hop and I’m now the newest follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!

Jade Rahl said...[Reply]

Newest follower from the Good Friends Just Click Blog Hop.
Be sure to visit my blog, return the follow, and enter our giveaway too!
Thanks :)

Unknown said...[Reply]

Just stopping by to follow you from the blog hop. Hope you'll come visit me and link up with my Wordless Wednesday blog hop, too!

Greenacremama said...[Reply]

Happy Wednesday! I am a new follower from the weekend hop and I look forward to following your blog!...Hope u can come by for a visit!

The Anything Place said...[Reply]

Very nice looking blog, now a follower!
Check out my blog too if you would like :)

A Helicopter Mom said...[Reply]

I'm a new follower from the Social Parade Hop. I'd love it if you'd visit and follow me back at A Helicopter Mom

Thanks! Have a great weekend. :)

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Happy Friday!!!
New follower

Anna said...[Reply]


I'm your newest follower from the Bee Friendly blog hop:)

Feel free to check out my blog here: inadaze13.blogspot.

Style, Decor & More said...[Reply]

Wish I had an Iphone! I'm so non-tech!

I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by and follow me:

Laura said...[Reply]

Found you on Friendly Friday. Looking forward to reading more:) Have a good weekend.


Lisa Berkery said...[Reply]

I am a new follower of your blog and found you through the Weekend Blog Hop.:)

Would love if you check out mine:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Crystal said...[Reply]

Hi there,
New Follower from the blog hop! I am hosting my very FIRST blog hop and would love if you could come support me and join it!
Have a great weekend

Marcy said...[Reply]

This is a great app! Thanks for the review. I found you on the Saturday Blog Hop. When you get a chance follow me!

Marcy @ Life's Gristle

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I think I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't have an iphone and I need one, smiles. Hello, I'm your newest follower from the weekend blog hop. I hope you'll come visit and follower me too. I'd like to be one of your blogging friends! Thanks!

Polished Girlz said...[Reply]

Hi we are following you from the blog hop what a fun blog!