We met up with Vimeo's Andrew Pile
down at SXSW to get an early look at the company's long-awaited iPhone app
, which hit the App Store this morning. The new app gives you access to your videos, likes and 'Watch Later' list, all constituting a much-needed alternative to Vimeo's current mobile optimized site. The free app's built-in video editor offers an alternative to Apple's $4.99 iMovie with transitions, titling tools, simple audio editing and basic effects. You can choose from existing video on your phone or record in-app; after editing, upload the video to Vimeo, or export it as a self-contained movie. The bare-bones video editor is surprisingly good for quickly throwing together a few clips, music and titles without having to transfer your files back to your computer, and worked fine on our aging 3GS (though it did crash several times when we tried to export). At launch, the app doesn't support AirPlay for sending videos to your TV, but Pile confirmed that we can expect it in future versions of the app.