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Twitter Introduces New Video Sharing Service Called “Vine” – Only Available on iOS

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Twitter just announced a new video sharing service called Vine. Vine, a company they acquired a few months back, focuses on recording 6-second clips of life events that run on an infinite loop which can be shared easily. The videos record sound as well. 

At this point, the Vine app is only available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, with work on other platforms happening now. All they would say as far as release goes is “stay tuned for that.” We would imagine that Android is second on the list behind iOS if these guys have any sort of intelligence.

The service itself sounds highly entertaining to me. Can you imagine the brilliant 6-second videos that our beautiful internet is going to cook up? It’s like a wonderful GIF, only it has sound.

To see some of these Vine videos in action, hit up the Twitter link below.

Via:  Twitter | Vine

  • S2556

    there is already Viddy which does 15 sec limits, already on android and IOS and it is barely used by anyone

  • Nothing stopping you from doing the same thing with a YouTube video, which already has proper embedding support.

  • KyRuMo

    It crashes upon sign in on my 4S with iOS 6.1 beta 4, I have a Nexus 7 please don’t hate me LOL

  • mechapathy

    Cool story bro.

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  • After looking at the sample video at the second source link, I will probably be unfollowing anyone who starts posting these. The jerkiness was worse than a bad GIF. The idea is okay I guess, but the effect made me nauseous.

    • TheDrizzle

      Yeah that video really hurt my head. I’m not sure why we need an app to share 6 second video clips.

  • Really?

    Wait, they already have an app called “Tout” that lets you put up 30 second video clips. Been out for a while already.

    • But do they embed properly in tweets?

      • Really?

        Good point? No they do not. They are basically the video version of instagram.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Android is second on the list behind iOS if these guys have any sort of intelligence.” – This is the best line in the entire post.

    If this app isn’t available on the far superior OS in a few weeks(not months), then nope, they don’t.

    • You would think in 2013, companies would figure out that iOS is no longer the bigger platform. Then again, all they seem to do anymore is bitch about the different chipsets when it comes to Android phones. Being that this app deals with the camera, I’m guessing we’ll get it on Android soon, but only for a limited number of phones.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Exactly! Devs need to get with the times! With each passing day, Android continues to climb the “EPIC CHART” and it’s only a matter of time until devs start realizing that. At least I hope.

        Maybe even eventually, devs will begin to make deals to develop exclusively on Android for a limited time, then they’ll port those apps over to the far-less superior OS. Only a matter of time.

        But yeah, Vine will probably only support a small amount of phones right out the gate when available on Android. Guess we’ll see.

      • Brian Sargent

        It doesn’t matter whether Android is the bigger platform or not. Apple not only have fanboy users, they have fanboy developers as well. Instagram comes to mind even though they eventually made it over to Android. iSheep is the best term for them that I have ever heard. They bleat and follow the crowd wherever it goes, regardless of the direction or eventual outcome.

        • EvanTheGamer

          I trademarked the term “iSheep”. Use it again and I sick my zombie monkeys on you!


          • Ken

            Apple trademarked that YEARS ago.

          • EvanTheGamer

            LOL! Excellent comment, sir.

      • JetBlue

        They mostly bitch about how iOS has only 4 devies iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPad Mini and the big iPad and how android goes from 3.5 to 5.5 for phones atm and 7.0-10+ for tablets

  • mustbepbs

    Sure, why not limit yourself to the smaller user base. I’d say Android first if they want maximum exposure.

    • sirmeili

      because i think the service that was bought by Twitter to do Vine was originally just on iOS. So if you already have the app for iOS, why hold onto it and let no one use it until you have an Android version?

      now, the company that Twitter bought out could have potentially released to Android first, but who knows when they started developing the app/service. It has only been until recently (last year or so) that android is really been taking over the iOS reign.

    • michael arazan

      6 second clip repeating itself??? Isn’t that called a gif?

  • KleenDroid