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Vine for Android coming "soon", and update coming to iOS

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Vine has been a hit since its release. The idea was one that was pretty simple: create a social video experience that fit the mold of Twitter, with the underlying assumption being that constraints breed creativity. So, Vine was created to allow users to cut together videos that maxed out at 6 seconds, just like Twitter limits text to 140 characters. The results have been pretty amazing, and the creators of the app are saying that Android users will finally be seeing Vine come to the platform "soon".

Unfortunately, "soon" was all the details that were given on the Android side. But, Vine also said that there is an update awaiting approval by Apple that will let you tag friends in your videos, so that should go live any day now. 

More interesting though is the thought process that went into creating Vine. Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann told The Verge that the key to the app was not in "reducing complexity" as Steve Jobs and Jony Ive were noted for saying, but rather "concealing complexity". In other words, allowing users to do something relatively complex in a simple way. Quite an interesting interview if any of you are interested. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 17:33 4

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Pretty silly that they didn't include an Android app at launch.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:17

3. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


im really starting to hate the fact that they choose iOS first. its what they have to their advantage. when Instagram hit android after it hit iOS it exploded in usage. why do companies old themselves back...hey guys i have an idea for anyone who reads this..this is a free country right? we dont have to shop at a certain store to get what we want right? lets sign a petition to have us use any app store we want. there are more app stores than the apple store and even the play store, like slide me. and even cydia is an app store. its freedom to me, and choice is democracy

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:49

2. stuyjcp (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


Forget it my S4 can make gifs to post to FB just as easily if I want to

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:27

4. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Vine no thanks i hate apps that take side and go first with ios. even if it comes to Android i wont use it plus we have everything in the play store we need don't need you just another useless garbage.

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