With the exception of our new basketball tools on iOS devices, it’s been a while since we made some big updates to the Hudl mobile app, and we jump at any opportunity to show Android users the love they deserve. (Contrary to popular belief, you have the same rights as the rest of the mobile world.)
Which is why you can now view text notes, telestrations and spot shadows on your video in the Android app. Keep in mind you can’t create the notes (yet), but everything should appear on your timeline in the app the same way it would on a computer.
By now, you’re probably pretty familiar with the squiggle that lets you know there’s a note to be viewed. In the app, any clip with a text note or telestration will have a squiggle on its thumbnail. When you’re viewing a clip with annotations, the video will pause to show any drawings, spot shadows, or text notes, and resume as soon as you hit play! This feature will only work on Android 4.0 or newer (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean).
To see Android annotations in action and get started with your device, check out the tutorial. And don’t hesitate to fill us in on more ways to improve the Android app. Just visit our feedback site or leave comments below!