Twitter's Vine video app arrives on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets
29th Jun 2013 | 17:25
Sorry Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10...
Twitter's Vine video app has graduated to a new platform this weekend and is now available to download from the Amazon app store for Kindle Fire tablets.
The app, which allows users to create and upload short, 6-second video clips, had only been available on Apple's iPhone or Android smartphones.
Vine's arrival on Kindle Fire is the first time the app has been optimised specifically for a tablet device.
The decision to launch on the Kindle Fire is somewhat surprising considering the questionable quality of the device's front-facing camera and the lack of any rear-facing camera.
There's also no Vine app for Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 at this time.
Vine's expansion comes following new competition from Facebook-owned Instagram, which rolled out its own short video feature earlier this month.
Reports this week had suggested uploads to Vine had taken a hit as a result of Instagram's encroachment on its reason for being.
To combat the new rival, Twitter updated the Vine Android app earlier this week to include support for the front-facing camera, bringing it in line with the iOS app.
Via The Verge