Vine App for Android
Vine brings video sharing and storytelling to Android in its clever app, keeping ease of use and creative expression in mind.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of social apps made for sharing messages, photos and updates on today’s smartphones and tablets, with more making their way into the marketplace daily. Some focus on one type of shareable content, either in words or pictures, while others try to cover all the social bases, including text, pictures and video. The Vine app, now available for free on Android™, monopolizes the video social component and has unique capabilities and features. So grab a new smartphone with a great video recorder, such as the Droid Ultra by Motorola or the LG G2, and try out Vine.
What is Vine?
Vine is an application used to capture short six-second video clips. While this may sound simple, there are some great features and possibilities to explore. You can post straightforward, uninterrupted video, or you can put your director’s hat on and cut together various smaller clips into an impossibly wide variety of humorous, poignant or surreal videos. And since everything these days is social, not only can you share through Vine itself, but you also have the ability to sync your posts with Facebook and Twitter.
Like most social networks, you gather followers and follow others to see and share what they have been posting. You can also peruse trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks to find new, interesting or just plain weird Vines.
Types of Vines
So what types of things should you be sharing on Vine? Short video clips of concerts and shows, your friends and family acting silly, pets misbehaving; there’s no limit to what you can share. And for the more creatively inclined, you can use it for actual narrative storytelling. Popular types of Vines include stop-motion videos, hilarious pranks and displays of musical talent.
Enhance your life with Vine
While good for use just about anytime or anywhere, holidays, special events and occasions are where Vine truly shines. With fall on the way and cool weather holidays on everyone’s mind, one event in particular is tailor-made for Vine: Halloween.
Costumes, parties, trick-or-treating and many other inspiring opportunities will present themselves over the course of a few days, and with Vine, you can find ways to create unique clips to share with friends, family and followers.
Here are some ways you can use Vine to have a spooktacular Halloween:
- Make-Up: Create a before and after video. Display the step-by-step process of your scary makeover or let your creative juices flow to show your complete transformation from human to monster.
- Scary Movies: Along with pumpkins and sugar rushes, scary movies are in abundance during Halloween. Recruit your fellow goblins and ghouls to create epic and scary mini-movies. For the ambitious, you can even create a series of videos.
- Mischief: If you don’t want to take the time to create anything narrative in structure, filming any Halloween pranks or jokes you’ve come up with (as long as they’re harmless and all in good fun!) is a great way to make videos that have a chance of going viral.
Using the Vine app to display your creations is simple and fun. Capture the funny, important or weird moments of your life and share them with the world. Flex your creative muscles by cutting together short stories and humorous happenings, or just point and shoot and let things happen on their own. But most importantly—enjoy yourself.