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Vine breaks new ground, hits Windows Phone before Instagram

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Vine breaks new ground, hits Windows Phone before Instagram
Outside of fun headlines on tech blogs, there isn't really much of a competition between Vine and Instagram. That isn't to say that one service is better than the other, given that Vine is video only, and Instagram is mostly photos. But, in terms of users, Instagram is quite a bit larger than Vine. According to stats in September, there were 150 million Instagram users compared to just 40 million Vine users.

Of course, that 40 million is quite a bit higher than the 15 million users Vine had before the app launched on Android back in June. Those user totals for both services are Android and iOS only, because neither has officially moved to any other platforms, although there have been a few good unofficial Instagram apps on Windows Phone. Now though, Vine has officially come to Microsoft (and Nokia's) platform.

The app looks quite good, although it doesn't have the latest updates that have come to Android and iOS, which allow you to edit your videos. Vine for Windows Phone will let you record with the front or rear cameras, comment, and share videos to Twitter or Facebook. The app also has the cool "ghost" feature which makes it easier to create stop-motion animation. 

As far as a Windows Phone only feature, Vine does use Live Tiles well to let you know when your followers, or a specific member you follow, posts a new video. Bad news though, this is Windows Phone 8 only, so if you're still on WP7, you're out of luck. 

Download: Vine (Windows Phone)
source: Windows Blog

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:19 2

1. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Looks like windows gaining some ground. I'

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:15 5

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Windows Phone is AWESOME❕.. Even without apps like this.. But, they sure don't hurt..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:54 1

3. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

What software features does it have that have benefits over android and IOS. I am awaiting your answer.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:57 11

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I don't give a flip about Android or iOS. I love the WP OS, and Nokia hardware.. The advantage for me is that it is everything WP, and not Android, or iOS.. So, I say that WP is awesome❕.. You can go play those childish Android fan games with someone else.. Why would you even click on this article in the first place? It has completely nothing to do with iDroid.. I know why, and you know why... That's sad..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:07 3

5. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

It's called preference! He didn't even mention iOS or Android why did you? Pretty pointless and definitely baiting at best.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:01 5

8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

It's simple. People that aren't jealous, and insecure, don't worry about what other people, or things have.. They are content with what's theirs, and focus on that only so that they can enjoy it more. Jealousy, insecurity, pettiness, and immature, won't bring you happiness,, rather divert your attention away from what really matters.. People should focus on what makes them happy, and figure out ways to continue to better their experience with that, and that only.. Fans like Shatter obviously are threatened by something, and I don't know what it is, but it's something, because they are just too distracted by what's going on elsewhere.. These kind of people will never be happy with what they have because they don't know what exactly it is that they want.. And, they prove it all the time by making negative comments pointlessly about things they claim to hate when the reality is that they do see value in them.. That's where the immaturity comes in.. See, it's all simple, and haters are easily broken down, and understood.. The point is that it's really just their problem if they don't like WP. It's not Microsoft's, Nokias, mine, yours, or WP's at all because all of the things, and people, previously mentioned are like I said before.. Awsome❕

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 02:35 1

10. sharz7474 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Again, best comment from you...love the way you explained to "them", well said,well done...:)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:43 1

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


posted on 13 Nov 2013, 01:22 3

9. Eclectech (Posts: 253; Member since: 01 May 2013)

I'm a happy Android user (HTC One), but I too am very impressed with Windows Phone. The OS is very fluid and the apps generally look and work better than the Android equivalent (e.g - IMDB).

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:51 1

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Right.. All three options are great, so much don't see why people have to turn this into some silly little nerdy smartphone competition.. Technology is artwork, and I'm also a car enthusiasts.. This site is like a car show, and although I've been to car shows and seen cars that I'm not particularly fond of I still take a look at them, and enjoy them for what they are.. No need to make petty comparisons,, except when you're choosing the ride you want.. But, let others drive their Corvettes, Civics, Porches, Camry's and Caravans in peace. IOW.. Grow up, and mostly, get a life.. Lol❕

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:20 5

6. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

I love WP. Its smooth and has all the apps I need. I have an Android phone and I like it too.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:22 3

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Bring more and more soon...

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