Twitter’s Vine App For Android “Coming Soon”
Vine, Twitter’s popular video sharing app, has been a success on iOS and consistently remained as being one of the top ten social apps.
The free app allows you to record 6-second looping videos and share them via Vine, Twitter or Facebook. Dom Hofmann, the original creator of Vine, spoke with The Verge and he noted that a future enhancement that will be coming to iOS will be the option to tag people, which as a result will make it even more social.
In addition, Vine is poised to expand past Apple and integrate into the lives of Android users.
The company told The Verge recently that an Android version is coming soon, but didn’t say exactly when we can expect it to hit the Google Play store.
Clues pointing to a Vine Android app have been out ever since February, when the company has started looking for a lead Android engineer. Why would anyone do that, unless they were developing an Android app?
More interesting though is the thought process that went into creating Vine. Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann told The Verge that the key to the app was not in “reducing complexity” as Steve Jobs and Jony Ive were noted for saying, but rather “concealing complexity”.
In other words, allowing users to do something relatively complex in a simple way. Quite an interesting interview if any of you are interested.
In any case we’ll keep you guys updated, but in the meantime Android users, are you guys excited?