The new Vine Kids video-sharing app is now available for iPhones and offers hand-selected videos that are six seconds long and were picked out from the extended Vine data base.
Twitter states that Vine Kids videos will be free of any form of adult content and comes with animated characters that host the app.
Carolyn Penner, a Vine representative, wrote in a blog post that children loved the Vine app but since the regular app contained inappropriate content too, two of the Vine staff developed a version of the app that was designed only for children. Penner wrote that Vine Kids was created during “Hack Week”, which is when the Vine employees work for different sideline projects.
Penner explained that one of her colleagues talked about how much his daughter, who was two years old at the moment , loved the regular Vine app and how he wished there was another, separate app children could use more easily, without the dangers of coming across inappropriate adult content.
The videos selected for Vine Kids include cats and dogs videos, Sesame Street singing characters, cartoon aliens, and hedgehogs playing the piano.
Twitter launched the main Vine app in January 2013, after purchasing its developer. The app allows its users to post and share videos that are six seconds long. Vine was then added as a website where users can see their home feed, see others’ Vine profiles, and comment, like and share favorite videos just as they did on the Vine mobile app.
In August 2014, Vine announced that its videos are seen by more than 100 million users monthly on the app and on the web. Vine also stated that the videos racked up more than 340 billion loops in the past nine months of 2014.
At the moment, Vine Kids is only available for iOS devices that run on iOS 7 or later. Vine is presumably working on an Android version that will be announced in the near future.
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