Monday, 3 June 2013

Vine finally released for Android - includes zoom function

Twitter today announced that Vine was (finally) available to Android users. A seemingly endless wait and a slightly botched launch (the Google Play link on Vine’s website was broken for several hours) didn’t stop word spreading and the app has already been downloaded several thousand times.

The UI is very slick and so far, no complaints with performance. As a first launch, the app is missing several features that iOS users are enjoying, yet that is to be expected. The app is currently missing use of a front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook. BUT it does include a zoom feature which is unavailable to iOS for the time being. Android users can expect countless updates and additions over the coming couple of months when I would imagine Vine will have tied the iOS and Android versions together in terms of progress.

Expect a flurry of dreadful Vines over the next couple of weeks as Android users settle into the platform. I’m off to join them! Very excited.

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