With Facebook hosting a small press event on June 20, sources close to both Instagram and Facebook are stating that the social network has something big planned for the photo-sharing filter-happy network. According to TechCrunch, Facebook intends to announce video capabilities for Instagram, almost identical to what Twitter’s Vine application offers. Users can record up 5 or 10 second videos, then upload them for sharing. (more…)
As happy as we were to see Vine finally arrive for Android, we somehow get the feeling that the developers could have easily worked on this app for another month or so before releasing it to Android. From crowded servers to app hackers taking advantage of the allowed video length settings, this app has been pretty stressed. Nevertheless, it is Vine and people will continue to use it, so we wanted to make sure you knew of another issue that seems to be plaguing frequent Viners. (more…)
Vine, Twitter’s popular short-clip video sharing service that was previously only on iOS, will be available on Android today. For those not familiar, Vine allows you to record 6 seconds of video (with sound) and then share it with the world, much like you do a Tweet. It becomes interesting in the idea that you can pause and continue recording simply by touching and releasing your finger to and from the screen. Current Vine users have created all sorts of 6-second stop motion clips that are highly entertaining, many of which continuously loop. (more…)
Finally, we have a time frame for the arrival of Vine for Android. According to the founders of Vine, the short video (GIF-like) application that has become a major success on iOS, is definitely making its way to Android. All we have for when to expect it is “soon,” but I will take that over “not coming” any day of the week. (more…)
After teasing the app for some time, Cinemagram is finally available for Android. For those not in the know, think of this application as Vine, the video/GIF-sharing app on iOS. You record four seconds of video, apply an effect and then let it rip. The video then either rewinds itself back and forth or repeats itself from the beginning. The app is laid out like Instagram, but instead of still shots, you see GIF-like posts from friends and people you follow. (more…)
It was only a matter of time from when Vine, Twitter’s new video sharing service, was announced to when we would be seeing it on Android. According to a job posting today from Vine, that time might be longer than we thought. The 3 person developer team is looking to add 6 more people, including a Lead Android Engineer.
Now, this doesn’t mean that Vine hasn’t been working on an Android version at all, but it seems that way. Once the company nails down their Engineer, then work should hopefully start towards getting us Android users in on the game.
Will you use Vine once it lands on Android or is it just another network that we don’t need?
Instagram’s move to no longer support Twitter cards was not an act of war. More importantly, according to Instagram’s CEO, it was not a move influenced by Instagram’s new owner, Facebook. You can choose to buy into the hype that Instagram is fighting against Twitter so that Facebook will win a numbers war it has already won, or you can consider what Instagram is accomplishing by doing this.