By Cody Lee on Apr 3, 2014
Twitter’s Vine app today received its largest update since it debuted last year, bringing the iOS client to version 2.0. The update includes a number of improvements, but easily the biggest change is the addition of a new private video messaging feature called Vine Messages (or VMs).
The concept behind a VM is simple. All you do is select the new ‘Messages’ option in the navigation menu, record a video and send it out to your friends. You can send VMs out to anyone, but users have the ability to choose who they want to receive messages from—friends followers, etc… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2014
Twitter’s Vine is on an update spree. Earlier in the week the company rolled out two new features specifically covering Vine’s web interface, one allowing users to browse, like share and comment on Vines on the web, bypassing the mobile apps, and the other called TV mode that lets you play all of the videos from your home feed, or from any given profile, in sequence.
Twitter has now turned its attention back to Vine’s iPhone app which has been bumped up to version 1.4.7. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, this Vine edition allows you to capture sharper videos and achieve better effects by locking your focus and exposure with the focus tool, here’s how it works… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 4, 2014
Good news Vine fans! Your favorite social network is available on the web. Twitter announced yesterday that you can now visit your favorite Viners’ profiles on the web to browse, like, share, and comment on videos.
Additionally, Twitter introduced a new feature to the site (currently available on the web only) called TV mode, which allows you to play all of the videos from your home feed, or from any given profile, in sequence… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 15, 2013
Twitter’s Vine app, which happens to be one of our favorite social networking apps, was updated this weekend with a handful of improvements. The new version, which is marked as 1.4.5, includes bug fixes, support for new languages and a new feature.
And that feature is a big one. After updating, Vine iPhone users will have the ability to hide revines when browsing a user’s profile feed. So that means you will no longer have to scroll through countless revined videos to get to a user’s self-made content… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 24, 2013
It’s been about 10 months since Twitter launched its video-sharing platform experiment known as Vine, and it’s still going strong. The app recently crossed the 40 million user mark, and it’s currently in the top 20 free apps in the App Store.
And today, it gets even better. Vine posted an update for its iOS client this morning, bringing about two huge new features: Time Travel and Sessions. The former is essentially a time-shift editing tool, and the latter is the ability to save drafts… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 20, 2013
Twitter’s Vine has seen little action over the past few weeks, especially in light of Instagram Video and with a bunch of startups vying for our attention in the short video-sharing space.
That’s not saying Vine has peaked – quite the contrary. Although I don’t share vines as much as I used to, I find myself firing up the app every other day to enjoy some of the truly stupendous or just downright hilarious clips.
According to the latest Twitter-provided data, the Vine community is now home to some forty million people. Even though that’s a respectable figure by any measure, it fails to impress in today’s connected world where a service without at least a hundred million users is largely viewed as a failure… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 25, 2013
VineDownloader is a very simple jailbreak tweak that does exactly what its name promises that it will. If you’ve always wanted the ability to be able to save your favorite Vines, then you’ll be happy to know that this tweak does it, and it does it quite well. VineDownloader is available right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. Take a look inside, as we go hands-on with the tweak on video… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2013
When Instagram debuted its new video feature last week, one of the more popular hashtags on the social network was ‘R.I.P Vine.’ Many felt that the photo sharing giant’s—which boasts over 100 million users—entrance into the video space meant the end of Vine’s short-lived success.
Well according to a new report, the numbers are actually trending towards that sentiment. Using Topsy’s free analytical tool, the folks over at Marketing Land say that Vine sharing sharply dropped last week after Instagram’s announcement, and it continues to plunge… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 21, 2013
As anyone within 5 miles of a computer can tell you, popular photo sharing service Instagram unveiled a new video capture and upload feature yesterday. The Facebook-owned app can now shoot and post 15-second, Vine-like videos.
And apparently people love it. Today, Facebook flexed its muscles in the direction of Twitter’s Vine team, announcing that Instagram users uploaded a staggering 5 million video clips in the first 24 hours of the feature’s existence… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2013
Last week, Facebook started sending out mysterious invitations to press members via snail mail for a June 20th event. At the time, no one knew what it was planning to unveil at the presser, since it’s already taken the wraps off its Home project.
Today, though, it looks like we finally have our answer. According to a new report from AllThingsD, the rumors are true—Instagram has been working on a new video sharing service. And Facebook is going to show it off during Thursday’s event… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2013
I haven’t quite figured out what to do with Vine yet, Twitter’s video social network, but others don’t seem to be having that problem. The app is consistently listed among the top 5 iPhone apps in the App Store, and I see shared Vine videos on Facebook daily.
And if you happen to be a Vine user, you’ll be happy to hear that the app received a nice little update today. The new version, marked as version 1.1.3, includes a new share button to make reposting videos to other networks easier, and other UI improvements… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2013
Facebook last week sent out invitations for its June 20 press event snail mail style, down to clean white envelopes. The graphics alludes the social networking giant has been working on “big ideas” and today TechCrunch chimes in to claim knowledge of the event’s agenda.
What Facebook apparently has in store is a video sharing feature for the Instagram generation. Rather boldly proclaiming that “Instagram will get video on June 20″, the story cites sketchy sources as asserting that the Instagram video service is much like Twitter’s Vine, which focuses on short six-second videos… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2013
Twitter’s Vine is fine for random sharing of six-second videos and today they issued an interesting new update promising to make embedding own or someone else’s clips easy as a pie. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
The new version won’t let you just grab an embed code in-app. For reasons beyond our comprehension, the software sends you to a special web page where the embed code can be created.
It’s not the end of the world, but the solution is cumbersome and inelegant, though it works. To start injecting those beautiful Vines into your blog posts, web pages, email newsletters or pretty much into any other other type of HTML content, just follow our quick guide and you should be fine… Read More