Vine Camera app goes live, gets obliterated by former Vine users
As promised, the new Vine Camera – all that's left of the once thriving video sharing service – is live on Android and iOS. It's a simple app that lets you make 6-second long looping videos and post them to Twitter or save them to your phone's gallery.
Mind you, though, only videos posted from the Vine Camera to Twitter can be seen looping. The app can capture video from your device's front and rear camera, or you can import a video from your phone. There's a rudimentary Edit mode with a preview screens to get your video looping just right, along with a set of helpful tools – grid and level, front- and rear-facing focus lock, ghost mode, and torch. You can also save draft copies and get back to editing them later.
Although the app looks decent and showed up on time, bitter former users of the deceased Vine have been bombarding it with 1-star reviews and blaming its developers for basically being the cause of all suffering on this planet. Despite that, the app has already seens tens of millions of installs, according to Google Play's data.
In developers' defense, they made it absolutely clear very early on what the Vine Camera app is going to be about and delivered as promised, so doing more Vine-ing and less whining is our friendly advice here.