Mobile video sharing application Viddy has been removed from the Apple App Store shortly after rising to the top rankings for free video and camera apps. Viddy was removed due to concerns over adult material being posted on the app. In the past, Viddy has been plugged as the “Instagram for video.”
Viddy has $6 million in Series A funding from Battery Ventures, Greycroft Ventures, and Qualcomm. Viddy also worked with Disney on the release of the Muppets movie. Some of Viddy’s popular users include Snoop Doggy Dogg, Linkin Park, and Bill Cosby.
Viddy has tools in place to filter adult materials and users can flag videos. However those filters were clearly not good enough for Apple.