Twitter’s announcement of the end of its video sharing app Vine may have dealt a big blow to its fans, but life goes on. And if one hero falls, another one always emerges. In this case, it is the HYPE app created by the co-founders of Vine. Here are all the details about this a live video broadcasting app that’s a cool alternative to Vine.
HYPE App Features
HYPE app is all about broadcasting live interactive video to the world. But, in a world filled with apps like Periscope and Facebook Live, there must be something extra special to draw users attention. And this comes in the form of multi media elements that can go along with the live broadcast. A simple example – combining photos or videos saved on the iPhone’s camera roll while live streaming with Hype.
There’s also the option to include viewer comments in the broadcast, spice up the ambience with some background music and include emojis to make the broadcast more expressive.
It may seem like too much of a mish mash of content, but in today’s world, it just may the new catchy way of expressing your story. The beauty of HYPE is that the app isn’t just about live broadcasting something as it happens; it may be a live discussion of a past event, it may be a broadcast of a quiz, and more – there’s plenty of potential to use it for a variety of entertainment purposes.
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The app also has room to allow viewers to send comments directly to broadcasters and interact with them. Each of the elements in the broadcast can be tapped to give it a thumbs up. This creates sparkles around the items indicating its likeability.
HYPE maintains a tally of the sparkles and viewers on the live broadcasts as well and there is a replay option for users to watch the broadcast again if they want to. The app requires users to sign in to use it and this can be by a convenient Twitter or Facebook signup or via an email login process.
HYPE has just launched on the iOS platform so there’s not of content in there at the moment. Hopefully all that will change in the coming days. Meanwhile Android fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to get the app on their devices. Meanwhile, if you have an iPhone, click the link below to check out this Vine alternative. Price: Free