Vine: Top iPhone and Android App for Video Sharing
Vine has definitely made it through the grapevine. It is now a top iPhone and Android App. This app has put a new spin on social networking – think instagram, except you can create short videos. They all stem from simple, weird, creative, or funny.
What is Vine?
The iOS app was released on January 24, 2013 and the Android app on June 3, 2013. It was acquired by Twitter in October of 2012. The app allows you to record a video up to 6 seconds; whether it is a continuous recording or stitching together multiple recordings into one.
After you’ve finished making your masterpiece, you can share it with your followers. Just like all the other social media portals out there, you can comment and “like” other vines, as well as, embellish your vine with hashtags. You’re able to search by people, tags, trending vines, and editor’s picks. Also, you can find friends through your contacts and twitter, or invite friends via email or text.
Beware: It’s addicting!
Not even kidding. I discovered this app before it became widely known, about a month ago. I had about 5 twitter friends using it, and out of those users, barely anyone had a video posted. Now, it is being used globally, including celebrities, brands, radio stations, tv shows, etc. But, I’m really not surprised with the exposure this app has received in such a short period.
I wouldn’t deem myself as the most creative vine videographer, but there are quite a few hilarious viners out there. It is amazing what people can fit in 6 seconds of recording time. Most of the time, you find yourself wishing it wouldn’t end.
And what I meant by addicting is you start to look forward to you favorite Viner’s posting their daily vines, and you have withdrawals when you go a day without seeing any new vines posted.
*Image courtesy of Vine and Apple, Inc.