Third Party Vine App in the Works for WP8


Young Windows Phone developer Graham Smith from Texas has been working on a third party Vine app for Windows Phone. Vine is currently on available for iOS, and is an application that allows you to share very short 6 second videos; similar to gifs in some respects.

In a blog post, Graham notes his progress so far:

Progress on my 3rd-party Vine app (made using Vine’s private API documented here) is as follows:

•Login (including saving username / password — encrypted of course)
•Primary Timeline
•Popular Timeline
•Comments (including mentioning)

Work In Progress
•Improved UI / UX (metro or bust)
•Live Tile w/ Powered by Background Agent
•Search (People & Hashtags)
•Hashtag Timelines

The State of Uploading

As for uploading, this is a trickier subject. I’ve been having issues with with upload feature because instead of going through their private API, they upload Vines (is that what we call them?) straight to their AWS.

While Vine may not be technically impressive, like Instragram it is an important app to have for the platform. It is important to note that Vine is not available for Android at this time. Will you use Vine if it comes to Windows Phone 8? Let us know in the comments below.

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