Vine's co-founder Dom Hofmann confirmed that the popular video app, released by Twitter in January, will soon be coming to Android. Since its release it has soared to the top of the most-downloaded applications chart in the iOS App Store.
Hofmann confirmed the news to The Verge at last night's NYC Apps meetup, simply stating than an Android version of the app would be coming "soon."
Android users have been calling for a release ever since the iOS iteration was launched. At present, only third-party Vine viewers, such as Vine Tube, are available on the Google Play store. Vine Tube and other third-party clients allow users to view short clips posted by other users but naturally don't let users post videos as the official Android version will.
Large companies that choose to release apps on iOS before Android seem to have taken a smart move. Apps such as Instagram, for example, launched initially on iOS. The smaller user base allowed developers to hone the interface and iron out any creases. Releasing the app subsequently on Android then allows the user base to expand, but not at the cost of the app's integrity. Android users, whilst complaining for over a year that no version of Instagram had hit the Google Play store, didn't hesitate to download the app when it became available, however.
Source: The Verge | Image via BGR
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