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Vine Launches On Android 33

Posted by samzenpus
from the check-it-out dept.
Dawn Kawamoto writes "Twitter's free social media video app Vine is now on Android. But while the app rocked on the iOS platform, especially among teens, its move to Android has...dare I say...been a bit of a tangled mess. It launched on Google play without the capability for the two apps to sync, nor does it have such features as front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags. Another biggie is it doesn't yet allow users to post their six-second videos to Facebook. Vine says it's working on these features and all should be good soon. For now, however, a swing on the vine may not be a robust experience."
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Vine Launches On Android

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  • Re:Ah, Twitter... (Score:5, Informative)

    by nedwidek (98930) on Monday June 03, 2013 @01:46PM (#43898041)

    Almost the point I was going to make. I'd hate to see the code behind this. First of all, if you are supporting the rear camera, the front camera support is all of 5 minutes (button in the UI, and passing the constant for front or rear camera based on the button state).

    Then I read that they are only supporting 4.0+. Seriously? You can do everything they're doing there with the support jar and include all the way back to 2.0. If you want to do it nicely just pull in ActionBarSherlock and PageIndicator.

  • Re:Ah, Twitter... (Score:4, Informative)

    by maccodemonkey (1438585) on Monday June 03, 2013 @02:36PM (#43898553)

    Then I read that they are only supporting 4.0+. Seriously? You can do everything they're doing there with the support jar and include all the way back to 2.0. If you want to do it nicely just pull in ActionBarSherlock and PageIndicator.

    ActionBarSherlock has it's own bugs, and it adds inconsistencies.

    It's just easier to support 4.0 and higher, and with 4.0's market share climbing you'll see this more and more. It's not worth taking the download size increase, additional bugs, or additional inconsistencies in ActionBarSherlock, when you could just support the OS most of your users are likely to use anyway.

    Plus, there are improvements around the camera in 3.0 and higher that ActionBarSherlock doesn't fix.

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