Firstly, I’d like to say that moving to other apps doesn’t make you impatient or ‘in it for the money’. Moving to different apps is the smartest move for anyone who is looking to make entertaining their full time career. I’d also like to add, the majority of people who are popular on social media are in it for the money. If nobody was, then your favourite youtubers wouldn’t do sponsored posts, your favourite instagram stars wouldn’t need to do #ad posts every week, youtubers wouldn’t need to monetize their videos, and most importantly, v2 wouldn’t need a monetization system (which was one of the big causes of vine’s downfall). If you’re moving to another platform (instgram, oevo, musically, youtube, facebook, etc…), then you’re being smart.
Now for my personal thoughts and opinions. I hate to say it, however I’m pretty sure that v2 is completely gone and won’t be coming back for at least 1 and a half years - 2 years (Once again, just a thought from what I’ve seen). Funding for a huge app could take ages to get. Here is why I think v2 will probably be a thing of the past:
- I feel like Dom said that the app is being ‘postponed’ so there isn’t as much backlash from the announcement. If a developer says that an app is being ‘postponed’, it’s recieved a lot better than them saying that an app is ‘shutting down’. Right now, Dom has deleted everything from the official v2 twitter account. I understand that he may be getting notifications, however he could just log out of that account/ignore the notifications. If anything, he’d make a tweet saying ‘Project being postponed’ or something.
My official theory is this:
Dom didn’t want there to be too much backlash, so instead of saying the app has shut down, he’s saying it will be ‘postponed’, however what will really happen is, he won’t talk about v2 at all, won’t make anymore tweets about the app, ignore all messages/comments he gets about the app, etc… In the hopes that the ‘buzz’ for the app will die down, and everyone will forget about it, rather than him having to make a ‘Project failed’ post. Also for his work as a developer, Dom developed Vine, and v2. If he were to announce that v2 has shut down, that wouldn’t look very good on him as a developer. Even if twitter did buy vine, Dom still somewhat developed it. If people hear that Dom has shut v2 down, people will look at it as ‘So he’s created two apps that have shut down… he isn’t very reliable…’ (Not saying he isn’t reliable, saying that loads of people will see it this way). People won’t take his future projects seriously. And let’s remember, I’m pretty sure that Dom’s career is in Programming, so having your name tarnished like that as a developer isn’t a good thing.
What I’m saying is, either v2 has shut down completely and he is hoping that all hype around the app died and everyone will forget about it, or it is being postponed for at least a year.
My thoughts on people who are waiting for v2 to become a thing again, realize that something being ‘postponed’ could be anywhere from a month, to 5 years. If you were serious about getting your name out there on social media, you’d move to another app. Waiting for v2 and refusing to use other apps doesn’t show ‘loyalty’, especially when Dom has promoted the other apps within his post.
I was so excited for v2, however as someone who wants to get their name out there, the smartest possible move to make is to go to another app/platform rather than sitting around waiting for an app that could be released in 5 years.
Thoughts and Opinions?