Twitter created history when it first came out with a short messaging service (at least that is what most users thought when it went online a few years ago). During those days it was considered a revolution, and now in tune with the first, Twitter has again come out with another utility just as wonderful as its predecessor itself. Vine as it is known is a short video messaging service (six seconds or fewer), if you like to call it that way, and revolutionary in concept as well. What tweeting is to text, short videos is to Vine. May be we should call sending short videos vine-ing in a few days from now. In this post we take a look at the Vine app for iPhone and how you can use the app to create and share videos on your favorite social network.
Vine App for iPhone – Review
Vine is a mobile friendly service and an app at that. You can construct short videos in two ways – either you shoot a full 6 second video or a series of videos no longer than 6 seconds cumulatively, though you may not be able to produce one shorter than 2.5 seconds, that being the minimum time it takes for the send icon to show. Still another point you must consider is that the videos are self effacing and therefore not storable, though you can use other techniques to keep a record of the videos if you are tech savvy. Notably, Vine’s server too won’t keep a copy of your video.
Finding the Vine app may be a little difficult, because it is hidden in a huge repository of apps at the store. The best way to locate the app is to search with “Vine Make a Scene,” otherwise you may end up looking at scores of apps with vine in their name. Vine is cross service compatible, meaning that you can use it both on Twitter as well as on Facebook or Vine itself. However, you cannot produce a video without involving the Vine. When you are invited to make a video, you will have to make one, otherwise you will be shown a full list of popular videos from the Vine Library.
Vine app is currently compatible only with iOS, which means you can use it only on iPhone and iPad touch, though watchers believe it will soon be extended to other operating systems for mobile phones including Android. It is generally better adapted for small screens, so you should not expect it to work well on bigger devices with larger screen displays.
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Though not released before, Vine is actually a product of a startup group, which was acquired by Twitter. Vine is more like Viddy and Cinemagram apps, which are already taking on Instagram head on. Though released and into use for almost a year, the initial euphoric excitement surrounding Viddy and Cinemagram, it appears, has cooled down vastly, and that is what makes Vine release a little more than exciting.
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Michael Rae, a freelance writer for www.firsthomealarm.com – offers full home security to help protect your family, assets from burglary and other crimes.