After 6th months of releasing Vine for iOS, it is finally available for android users. Why did it take them so long for us android users? This version has features that are exclusive to android only.
What is Vine? “Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.” Essentially, its Instagram for 6 seconds at a time.
The android app allows users to zoom while recording, a feature that iPhone users can’t do. However, android can’t connect with Facebook or use a front camera yet. The android version is soon to be updated to the iPhone equivalent, but it currently has many bugs involving the buttons and syncing to twitter. However, its nice to finally be able to get revenge on my iPhone using friends by tweeting a bunch of pointless vines.
Right now vine is on its way up the social media latter. I am curious to see if it reaches the same popularity level as Instagram. The problem with vine is that it takes longer to share than a picture. For me, I would rather see one nicely filtered photo than 6 seconds of a video. Instagram is successful because its instant. When viewers look at the picture, they can decide whether they “like” it or not within one glimpse.
However, it is predicted that vine will be an even greater success than Instagram. It already has a leg up since its parent is twitter. Some say 6 seconds is better than 1. The more time we can distract ourselves from working or being productive, the better!
What are your thoughts on Vine? I think it will just be another format of social networking that has its benefits and disadvantages. Nothing too special.
- Vine for Android Is Finally Here, Huzzah (gizmodo.com)
- Vine finally arrives on Android (engadget.com)
- Vine for Android launches with the basics and promise of frequent updates (androidcommunity.com)
- Twitter launches Vine for Android (androidos.in)
- Vine hits Android, so now everyone you know can make looping videos (digitaltrends.com)
- Twitter’s Vine for Android now officially available in the Play Store (androidauthority.com)