If you've never quite overcome the loss of the Vine video loop app, then listen. A similar offer from one of his co-founders will soon be released on smartphones.
Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann said on Thursday in a tweet that his new video loop app will be called Byte and the plans will be live in Spring 2008 201
Our new looping video app is called Byte. Spring launch 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc
– Dom Hofmann (@dhof) November 8, 2018
Months after Vine's founding in 2012, Twitter joined the company for a reported $ 30 million. Hoffman and his co-founders must have thought that they had hit the jackpot with the deal – it certainly put a few dollars in the bag and gave the app a chance to bloom – but five years later, Twitter took the support for the app and it became closed
Vine's faithful fanbase remained inconsolable, but at the end of 2017, Hofman gave them hope when he revealed that he intended to work on a follow-up to Vine. In May, however, he said he had postponed the project indefinitely for "financial and legal hurdles".
With Thursday's news, these hurdles are finally over, and Hofmann and his team are preparing bytes for launch. The first half of 2019.
Byte's website describes the upcoming bid as "one new video app for looping "the creator of Vine. So expect similar features, but maybe with a few extra bells and whistles.
When Vine debuted in 2012, creators and audiences were initially unclear how to make the most of it. At the beginning, a lot of the content consisted of rather lengthy clips of nothing special. Over time, however, more and more supercreative minds recognized the potential in the platform and began to develop entertaining content that convinced a huge audience.
Take the brilliant Zach King whose incredible video trick inspired millions and fans. A collection of his videos is still on the Vine archive page.
It remains to be seen if Vine's most popular creators will return to Byte when they launch next year. However, if the app has a good start, it will certainly attract a lot of new talent that will contribute to the success of an app whose original version should not have gone away right from the start.