Vine launched a short while back, and while it came with lots of hype, it did so without support for Android. Simply put, Vine launched as yet another app that ignored Android upon launch. We suspect there may be a little bitterness and we would be lying if we were to say that we were not anxious to give it a try. But as of today, there may be a glimmer of hope for Vine on Android.
That glimmer comes in the form of a recent job posting on the Vine website. Specifically, the job listing is looking for a Lead Android Engineer at Vine. If you happen to be qualified, you can visit the Vine website for a bit more in terms what they are looking for in terms of qualifications. Otherwise, we will not bore you with the specifics. Instead, we will just take this small bit and hope the lead engineer is hired soon and that they are able to work quickly.
Being realistic though, while we may joke a bit, we certainly are not expecting a Vine app to land in the Google Play Store anytime soon. For those who may have missed the hype surrounding Vine given it was not available for Android, for lack of a better way to describe the app, think Instagram for video. More to the point, the Vine app will allow you to capture and share short looping videos. Plus, as with other social minded apps, Vine allows you to friend and follow others.
The one catch that we may see will likely come in with device support. We can hope the support goes back to older devices, at least for Gingerbread and up (given the current user base), however there has not been anything said along those lines. Basically, what we have at the moment is nothing more than Vine looking for an Android engineer.[via TechCrunch]