Vine Founders Move on with Live Streaming App Hype
Co-founders of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, deserve much respect for launching their new app at such a tender time. Twitter laid off 9% of its workforce before announcing that Vine was next on the list to go. Upon hearing about the demise of their Twitter-owned app, the creators joined forces to live-stream their favourite memories, vines, and pay homage to Vine stars. The pair announced Hype at an RIP party for Vine.
Much like Periscope's "hearts" and Facebook Live's bouncing emoji, Hype has "sparkles." Feedback is represented by sparkles which appear as a border around the live video as a broadcaster gains more viewers or is supported by viewers. Themed backgrounds are available (see above), or use your own photos/videos in your camera role as as background. Replays are supported by the app, and broadcasters can link their Twitter or Facebook to Hype in order to share.
Currently available for iOS with Android soon to come, the app was initially put onto Product Hunt on 27th October as invite only.
Let's cross our fingers in the hopes that Hype will live up to its namesake. Those Vine-creators could use a win.
Jacqui Litvan, wielding a bachelor's degree in English, strives to create a world of fantasy amidst the ever-changing landscape of military life. Attempting to become a writer, she fuels herself with coffee (working as a barista) and music (spending free time as a raver). Follow her @Songbird_Jacqui
Vine Founders Move on with Live Streaming App Hype Reviewed by Jacqueline Litvan on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Rating: