Vine Extends Reach to Windows Phone Platform

Paul Lilly

Another popular app makes its way to Windows Phone

One of the reasons why Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is getting so soundly beat in the mobile space by Android and iOS (in terms of market share) is because its app selection isn't up to par. It's not just about the sheer number of apps -- having hundreds of flatulence apps is hardly a competitive advantage -- but equally important is ensuring that popular apps are represented. Vine was one that was noticeably missing, until now.

Vine is now available for Windows Phone, so all you HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo owners can record short video clips on your mobile phone of choice.

"Tap and hold the screen to create short, looping videos with sound," Vine explained in a blog post . "Camera tools, like grid and ghost, help you shoot like a pro, and, of course, you can put yourself in the action with your front-facing camera. Check out Explore to view popular posts, browse through channels, or see what’s trending, and discover which of your friends are already on Vine with Find People."

Something that's unique to the Windows Phone version of Vine is the ability to pin your favorite Vine accounts to your homescreen, using Pivots to switch between apps.

For those of you wondering about Instagram, it's supposed to arrive on Windows Phone in the "coming weeks."

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