Last month, we saw hundreds of thousands of short, 30 second video clips being uploaded on YouTube and other video sharing sites that showed people going absolutely nuts after hearing someone in the background say, “Do the Harlem Shake!”. Yes, we are talking about the popular “Harlem Shake” video meme that swept the Internet off its feet (literally, at times) in February. If you wish to be part of this crazy trend, you can now do so with ease, thanks to two mobile apps we discovered recently that let you make your own Harlem Shake videos in just a couple of taps. Check them out after the jump!
Harlem Shake Generator For iOS
Developed by TouchMiPhone, Harlem Shake Generator for iOS allows you to record Harlem Shake video memes without worrying about cutting audio clips of Baauer’s Harlem Shake song, removing background noise from your videos, and joining the two video clips in sync with the audio.
On launching, you are presented with the option of recording two video clips. Based on how the meme works, the first video clip must have one person – usually wearing a helmet or mask – dancing alone to the first 14 seconds of the song, and then everyone else joins in and goes utterly bonkers for the next 14-15 seconds. The app plays the corresponding bit from the song as you record each clip. Much of the novelty of Harlem Shake videos comes from seeing seemingly normal people pulling off some pretty crazy dance moves; the crazier your ‘Shake’, the better!
Once you have recorded both clips and you feel satisfied with everyone’s performance, tap ‘Create’ to have the app replace all background noise in your two videos with the actual Harlem Shake song. It then joins the two video clips together for you to review and share on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or on the app’s own website where videos are hosted temporarily. It’s really odd to not see YouTube included as a sharing option, especially considering that’s where the bulk of video memes are uploaded.
Harlem Shake Generator is available for free from the link provided at the end of this post. It comes with ads but they can be quickly removed with an in-app purchase.
Harlem Shake Creator For Android
Those with an Android smartphone should check out Harlem Shake Creator. It has the same overall workflow as Harlem Shake Generator, but offers limited sharing options. In the free ‘Lite’ version, you can only upload directly to YouTube. If you want to save your video to your Gallery (and also remove ads), you’ll need to pay $0.99.
So what are you waiting for? Start creating your own Harlem Shake videos right from your iDevice or Android, and join the fun!