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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Vine - App Review



Vine enables you to create and post short video clips (6 seconds). these can easily be shared (not surprising as Vine is now owned by Twitter).

The people who brought us the 140 character maximum Tweet are trying to do it again with the 6 second looping video.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
You first need to open an account, either through Twitter, or via email.

There are two ways to use Vine, as a 'reader' or as a publisher, and obviously you can do both.

Reader
You can check out published Vines directly from the home screen, where there is a selection of random (and some quite amusing).
you can explore either by topic (comedy, art & experimental, cats, dogs, family, beauty & fashion, food, health & fitness, nature, music, news & politics, special fx, sports, urban, weird), trending tabs, or use the search box for people or tags.

You can also set your profile including email, password, connecting Facebook and/or Twitter. This also the place to find people, either from your contacts, or Twitter.

Publisher
First press the camera icon (fairly obvious really), then point to whatever it is you want to record by keeping your finger on the screen, and repeat this up to a few times(6 seconds worth, that is).

You're nearly finished (already). you can name your post, add a location, add to a channel, and once you have done this, you have then option to post to Vine, and/or Twitter, and/or Facebook.

Cost
There is no charge for the App or usage. Especially if you are roaming, you need to be aware of data transmission charges.

Indispensability
Time will tell but, if it's only fractionally as widespread as Twitter, it will soon become a standard.

Dependability
The App works with an iPhone 3GS (or newer), iPod 3rd generation (or newer), or an iPad, all running iOS 5.0 as a minimum.

The iPad version display is either iPhone screen size or you can use the 2X button to fill the screen.

Security
Your videos are in the public domain, although the latest version of the App also caters for protected accounts, where you can limit followers to people you approve.

ACIDS Test Rating:

If it catches on like Twitter...

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Vine here and support for the App here.

5 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This release contains several bug fixes and crashes.

    · Fixes an issue with dropped frames while recording
    · Addresses a bug where uploads would sometimes disappear
    · Crash fixes and other miscellaneous improvements

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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Solves several issues that caused recordings to be dropped when Vine was closed during capture
    • The account list on "Find Friends" is now sorted to surface unfollowed accounts first
    • All photo albums on your device (rather than just Camera Roll) are now available when selecting a profile photo
    • Addresses an issue that caused the comment field to expand unreliably when typing a long message
    • Fixes an issue that caused the comments screen to scroll erratically when loading old comments
    • Minor improvements to account and hashtag search

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3.4 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This update fixes some bugs from the previous update.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.4.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This update resolves a crash issue some users are experiencing from the previous update.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.4.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This update includes improvements to stability and performance.

    ReplyDelete

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