Twitter launches Vine for Android, iOS version reaches 13M downloads

By Scott Reyburn Comment

Vine app iconTwitter today announced the launch of Vine, it’s 6-second video sharing app, for Android. Twitter also revealed that Vine (review) has reached 13 million downloads on iOS just five months after the launch of the app.

Twitter says the feature set between the iOS and Android versions is different, but it plans to get the Android version up to par with the iOS soon. Although, the Android version does launch with a zoom functionality that’s not present in the iOS version. Upcoming features for Vine include front-facing camera functionality, search, mentions and hashtags, Facebook sharing, and general bug fixes and performance improvements.Onavo Insights Vine

Since hitting the Apple App Store in January, Vine quickly outpaced video sharing app competitors, including, Viddy, Socialcam and Cinemagram According to data from Onavo Insights, which tracks usage of apps across iOS devices in the U.S., Vine is currently used by 7.63 percent of iOS users in the U.S. on a monthly basis. Comparatively, Cinemagram is used by 0.69 percent of users, Socialcam by 0.45 percent, and Viddy by 0.29 percent

Analytics company RJMetrics found that, in it’s first month after launch, Vine was used by 2.8 percent highly active Twitter users, while Viddy and SocialCam were used 0.5 percent and 0.2 percent of users, respectively.

Android users running Ice Cream Sandwich or higher (Version 4.0 or higher) can download Vine now from Google Play.RJMetrics video sharing apps