Posted 06/04/2013 at 1:08 PM
Posted 4 years ago
After four months and 13 million registered users worldwide, Twitter is finally launching video app Vine on Android.
Vine is a service that allows users to capture short video clips of six seconds or less and share them on Twitter (and soon on Facebook). It’s very similar to Snapchat, that other popular app that Android users would have been hearing iPhone-owning friends banging on about, and allows recording and editing to be done simply by tapping and holding the screen.
“Vine for Android has many of the features that more than 13 million people have grown to love: easy video creation with automatic playback and sound; explore, where you can discover popular posts and see what’s trending; and Find Friends, where you can find and invite people you know to join,” said Android engineer at Twitter Sara Haider in a blog post. “You can also share your posts to Twitter – people will be able to watch them right within your Tweet. Oh, and we added a feature that’s unique to Android: zoom.”
So, although Android users were once again left behind whilst their iOS counterparts enjoyed a trendy app, Google OS fans at least have something to boast about with the ability to zoom.
Haider also suggested that Twitter has some more things in store for Vine going forward that may only be available to Android. She said that while the iOS and Android apps are not currently in sync, that would not be an issue for long: “Over the coming weeks, you’ll see frequent updates with new features — including front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook — as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.”
Vine is available to download now for free from the Google Play Store and will run on devices running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher. Twitter are also keen to receive your feedback, so if you download the app, be sure to let them know what you think.