Twitter’s video looping VineApp a huge success

Twitter has recently acquired VineApp, a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. The videos last for 6 seconds. The app itself is quite easy to use, even though it crashed a few times on initial use. Many industry experts think  extreme constraints on the content can produce an explosion in video sharing.

The VineApp blog said, “We’re also happy to share the news that Vine has been acquired by Twitter. Our companies share similar values and goals; like Twitter, we want to make it easier for people to come together to share and discover what’s happening in the world. We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it’s through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video”

Vine is currently available on the iPhone and iPod touch.  The app reached Top of Social in app store and #14 top free app overall in less than 24 hrs.

There was a practical reason for Twitter’s limit; the messaging network, particularly in its earliest incarnations, leaned heavily on cell-phone texting, which imposes hard limits on message length. But Twitter’s creators kept the limit in place long after most of its users had migrated to using the service via the web. “We’re fond of constraints that inspire creativity,” co-creator Jack Dorsey told in 2007.


You can it for free from the App Store

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