Instagram Video and Vine continue to compete, but the video sharing platform has not ended up in the pit, as many thought when photo-sharing giant Instagram announced the video feature to combat Vine’s growing popularity.
Even though the amount of videos shared took a dip when Instagram Video was announced, the team has managed to pull users back and the community on Vine has continued to grow – with the announcement of 40 million users.
With almost 1/3 of Instagram’s tool userbase captured in less than a few months, Vine looks set to make real shifts in the mobile world. It is already a bubbling hub for comedians and video experts, who have embraced the seven-second limit.
Twitter, the owners of Vine, made a quick move to iOS and pushed the app onto Android, to get both mobile audiences quickly. The app has also been added to Windows Phone 8, with Nokia grabbing it for their camera push on the Lumia 1020.
The Vine app for Android has been hit with average reviews, on the page it currently has three out of five stars. The main concerns are loading times, something more to do with data speeds than developer issues. Vine could work on making sure the videos are optimised and condense the quality for certain places with slow data.