Official Vine app for Windows Phone released

Vine has finally been released for Windows Phone 8 following its announcement in July, giving users of Microsoft's smartphone operating system official support for the popular video-sharing social network.

The Vine app, which can be found in the Windows Phone Store here, looks similar to the Windows Phone app of its parent company, Twitter, featuring a dark navigation bar at the top, with a white content area below. As with the recently updated Twitter app, user accounts can be pinned to Windows Phone's start screen for quick access, and Live Tiles are also supported.

One unique benefit to the Windows Phone version of Vine is that videos made with the app can be done using the operating system's camera Lenses. Unfortunately, however, there aren't many Lenses for video and photography at the moment. Instead, most companies are using that feature for other purposes, such as Nokia's City Lens, which allows users to view the names of locations when looking through the camera.

Despite the official app's arrival, Vine users have already been able to share their short videos to the social network through third-party apps such as Rudy Huyn's 6sec. Additionally, the Twitter app has allowed playing of embedded Vine videos since June.

Source: Windows Phone Store via Vine | Image via Vine

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I'm waiting for Plants vs. Zombies 2 for Windows Phone. It is already out for iOS and Android. I do hope that PvZ2 doesn't carry Xbox Live, so that the game can get the same update as iOS and Android.

Not really a big fan of the top navigation icons. Doesn't feel very Windows Phone.

But if this shuts people up about WP not having apps, I'll take it.

I think Microsoft needs a 'new releases of interest' or something along those lines in the store which highlights big important app releases such as this.

I know we have spot light or what ever its called, but I stumbled across NatWest, Halifax and Rightmove in the UK store the other day, I have been waiting almost 2 years for apps like this. Why haven't I been notified by the companies or Microsoft?

so the halifax app would be the app of "important release" maybe you should enter the account details into the wallet and look for the app there

We have that already. There's a Windows Phone Insider app, there's Nokia App Highlights app, in the Store itself there is the main featured app, 'new+rising', etc... and there's collections (such as must-have apps, local favs, themes, etc.).

Way too late. Why did it take them this long to release it? C'mon man, some people really need to their themselves together. They are hella late to the game.

Randolph said,
Way too late. Why did it take them this long to release it? C'mon man, some people really need to their themselves together. They are hella late to the game.

Suppose you should ask the Vine guys why? I'm betting their reason would be the same one Google is still using "market share too small". At least with more of these coming now, Instagram is next up and so on, it'll start to make Google the odd man out of the WP app game. As the market share also grows then their excuse and other devs will vanish so we'll see a bigger flood of official apps in time.

How is it way too late? It took way longer for these apps to get on iPhone and Android since they first started... so it actually came pretty quick for us. Better 'late' than never, plus the 6sec app is an incredible alternative to Vine. The Windows Store has been getting a huge amount of official apps lately if you've been paying attention... the fact that WP8 has been able to get these many apps in such a short time is amazing (look at any other new mobile OS... it's not easy to get people to jump on something new).

Randolph said,
Way too late. Why did it take them this long to release it? C'mon man, some people really need to their themselves together. They are hella late to the game.

they took a really REALLY long time to release the Vine app for Android. In fact, they took such a long time, Instagram beat Vine to it.

Yes, this app is late, but not unlike or worse than how it was for Android. This lateness isn't just a WP thing, but people make it sound like one. Give it a rest, we're number 3 and this is normal.

Its all well and good these apps coming to WP8, but without TV commercials saying 'Available on iOS, Android AND WP8' consumers are still not aware of it. I have noticed companies with WP8 apps simply say 'available on your mobile' which covers all three.... WP8 needs more TV exposure.

Kalint said,
you think thats bad, I cant search it in the store. I had to use the download to my phone feature.

yeah - think this may be just a delay in the store? Its good to see Vine website has been updated with the download link to the WP8 version.

Unfortunately, however, that feature is currently primarily being used for more specific uses, such as Nokia's City Lens, which allows users to view the names of locations when looking through the camera.

What does this mean?

jakem1 said,

What does this mean?


That there aren't a whole lot of Lenses that can be used with the app, since they're for more feature-specific reasons, such as the Nokia City Lens app described. The article's still being worked on since it was just released, so I'll rephrase it.