Like everyone else here, I really miss Vine. So, I’m working on something like it. Not exactly Vine, but close enough that someone could say “Hey, that’s like Vine!”.
It’s called flip (don’t ask) and here’s a small demo. I’m aiming to launch this next week, and it’d be really cool if you could get people wary of it as the only thing really holding it back is popularity. I’m aiming to try and get IG ads to promote it, but I’m not sure how successful they will be.
To post, all you need to do is hold down the button at the bottom. When you hold it down, it’ll automatically record. After you have seven seconds of recorded footage, it’ll automagically post to your feed. You can then add captions, etc. It has all the basic features like following people and searching. There’s also an ‘Explore’ view (swipe left), where every day we’ll choose some of the best flips made to feature.
I’ve also added a dark mode (because it is blindingly bright in the dark), and I’m working on comments, hashtags and @ mentions. Those things should all be done before release.
There’s some things I need to polish up on, mainly recording multiple clips and how it stitches them all together, but it’s more or less there. At the moment it’s iOS only. I’m an iOS user and I’m not experienced enough to write an Android app. Maybe I’ll make one in the future if flip becomes a thing.
I’ve opened username reservations at https://flip.wtf, and if you want to try out the beta, sign up at https://flip.wtf/beta. I’m the only one working and funding this thing, so for updates follow either @williamsthing or @getflipwtf on the Twitter site thingy. I do have some of my friends working on support and ‘Explore’, however.
I’d love to talk to @dom about it, and see what he thinks, so if you’re reading this, reach out to my Twitter or something!
Let me know what you think!