Vine Review – Make a scene

On January 29, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Vine Review – Make a scene

Our rating:

By: Vine Labs, Inc.

Version #: 1.0.3

Date Released: 2013-01-26

Developer: Vine Labs, Inc.

Price: Free

User Rating:

Move aside Instagram, Vine is in the house. A new social networking app for mobile devices, Vine works on a similar system of photo or post sharing like on Instagram or Tumblr whereby a news feed systematically displays uploads for users to scroll through.

However, the critical difference lies in how Vine does not have users uploading images but instead has users put up short video clips resembling GIFs that loop repeatedly. What ensues is a new dimension of creativity for users to explore where they can now upload quirky snippets of their lives and share it with those around them.

Another interesting feature lies in the innovative method used to capture such clips. In conventional GIF making apps, the user only gets to make a single directed shot but in Vine, users can easily combine different frames into a single moving image. Moreover, the way to capture footage is very simple too. Simply tap and hold onto the screen while a bar signalling how much footage time there is left fills up. In the mean time, users can also let go, reposition the camera angle and tap again to film a different scene in the same take.

However, when it came to viewing content uploaded by others, things started to get a little tricky. Loading times were the main issue for me as when I tested out with both my home Wi-Fi connection as well as my mobile 3G network, footage took very long to load and I started to get bored scrolling through loading screen after loading screen long before actually getting to see any footage. Perhaps in the new future as network speeds start to skyrocket such an application could be put to better use.

With integration via other social networks such at Twitter, Vine will probably hit the mainstream audience soon enough. If you would like to be the pioneers of an upcoming new trend, I strongly recommend you to download this app today.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:Social media fanatics

What I Like:The ease of use when it comes to taking your footage

What I Don't Like:Long loading times

Final Statement:An innovative concept

Read the Developer's Notes:
Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.

• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook (more coming soon!)
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor's picks
• And so much more

Vine supports iPhone 3GS and higher.

Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at [email protected]

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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