Monday, July 22, 2013

Vine Sucks

I really liked using Vine for about three days. I was having fun with it, creating a few random six-second videos of what I happened to be up to at any given time. I even started to consider scripting a few things. Then an update came through and now I cannot upload videos anymore. I suspect it may have something to do with Vine using colons in its file names, but, whatever the cause, my vines just sit in the upload queue failing over and over again on my Samsung Galaxy S4. Which is too bad because I captured some really great vines over the last week.

The biggest Vine bug is by far the dreaded "upload failed" message that nearly every Android user seems to be getting at the moment. Aside from that, I'm told that there are still issues posting from Vine to Facebook. You still can't search via hashtag and still can't upload from your library.

The above being said, Vine is slowly getting better. Over the last few months, they've fixed the lag, added support for the front facing camera, and have sped up the video recording time.

I get it. Vine is an app that is still in its infancy. But Vine currently has so many bugs and is missing so many features that it really should be regarded as a beta release. As it stands right now, Vine is a completely useless app on the Android platform.

EDIT: I may have found a way to solve the "upload failed" message on Vine: http://www.virtualsink.com/2013/08/solving-upload-failed-message-on-vine.html

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