Vine's success is something that many app developers and startups dream up. After cementing its place as one of the most popular apps today, Vine has continued to provide its users with its novel and unique take on looping videos. In what seems like a blink of an eye in the tech world, Vine is celebrating its first birthday.
To commemorate its first year, Vine is encouraging all users to celebrate with the company using the hashtag #VineBirthday. Using the hastag, Vine users can share their top video loops with the rest of the world. Moreover, users can also view the company's top picks over its first year of operation. The top Vines picked by the company include some of the most memorable video loops of 2013 like Gummy Money, Jesus Take the Wheel and Face Forward.
"There are so many great videos, and we've collected some of the most memorable ones here," said Vine in a post on their site. We hope you'll celebrate with us and share your favorite Vine videos with #VineBirthday. Thank you for making Vine so special."
Vine got its start not too long ago when founders Colin Kroll, Rus Yusupov and Dom Hofmann started the company back in June 2012. After only a few months, the company was purchased by Twitter and saw the release of the first version of its iOS app in January last year. Six months later, the company released the app on Android as well. Shortly after its iOS release, the app became the most downloaded app on the iOS App Store. Due to the unique approach the company used to provide content, users almost immediately got hooked on the Vines posted by thousands of content creators and users. Vines are short looping videos similar to GIFs. Unlike GIFs however, Vines also have an audio component, adding an entirely new dimension to this type of content.
Shortly before celebrating its first birthday, Vine also re-launched their website earlier this year allowing users to log in to their accounts and view Vines right on their desktop browsers. Aside from the redesigned site, Vine also launched a new TV mode for the site, allowing users to view their favorite Vines in full screen mode.