Unofficial Vine Windows Phone 8 Lens

FTW: Unofficial Vine app for Windows Phone gets Lens support, Live Tile in latest beta

If there’s one thing you can say about Windows Phone developers—they know the community and what they want. After our post last night, Rudy Huyn, the man behind the upcoming 6Sec app for Vine on Windows Phone, seems to have set him into full gear. A big update was posted today for his private beta users and it should set Windows Phone apart from the competition.

First up, we have the big one: full Lens integration. That’s right, when this app goes live in the Store (expected in a few weeks), the app will come with direct Windows Phone 8 camera support, meaning users can quickly launch their camera and hop into 6Sec to directly record their Vine.

As you can see in our video below, it works flawlessly...

The other big features is Live Tile support for notifications. In our video, you’ll see it matches our Accent color, but the latest update that came after the video supports the default “green” color of Vine, which we much prefer.

Once again, Rudy is leveraging the Windows Phone OS to make the most out of his Vine app and it’s quite impressive.

We also demonstrate in the video the “slide” feature for Vines, whereby users can rotate around the Vine panel to reveal the Like, Share and Embed features that the iOS and Android Vine apps have on board. To say it’s beautiful, is understatement though discovery of that feature is a tad difficult. (In the past, Huyn gets around this by using overlay tutorials to teach users certain functions, which we suppose he can do here too for the final release).

Anyway, that’s your daily update on the 6Sec development process. Needless to say, it’s going to be a great app!

Update: If you want to try and sign up for the beta, you can follow this Google Docs link to sign up. No guarantee that you will get in, as last we checked Rudy had 900 testers. But you can try anyway, good luck!


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FTW: Unofficial Vine app for Windows Phone gets Lens support, Live Tile in latest beta


it does, the UI is very clean and smooth, but the campture functionality isnt as sensetive as the official app.

I'm loving it so far and the lens support was the one thing I really felt was missing.
My only issue right now is I have nothing worthwhile to actually post
Can't wait for it to go live for everyone (sidenote: can instance get lens and/or share from camera support soon)

I don't understand lenses? Aren't they just a collection of photo apps like the game hub? When I heard the term "lenses" I imagined an overlay on the default camera app... But it just takes you to the app you choose.

It are actually just shortcuts. If you want to make a fast fine (because of an Alien xd), just press camera button then to lenses instead of open the app itself.

Yeah, it loads initially as vine green but then reverts to your Accent color. File under #bug, I'm sure it'll be fixed in the next update or two.

I'm using it and its great. I have the original on my work android and 6sec kills the original app. Big up's to Rudy..

I'm more excited for this than I am the 3rd-party Instagram apps! (They're not bad, but more people I know use Vine, and use it much more fun and creatively at that...)

that's so fucking bad ass right!!! Shit looks sick I hope to the Windows Phone Gods that they all start doing something as equally creative because Windows Phone is the superior OS. :)

I noticed in lenses it showed chatsnap. is that the app by daniel gary? any updates on that?

Still in development, but haven't had an update since the 7th....I think with Swapchat out and doing well, he's working on Instance a bit more instead. He's but one man :-/

This App is the everloving BOMB!  I wish Icould make a Vine with a tenth of the creativity as Rudy has making Apps

This app is great, Microsoft should give Rudy and all the great developers like him the $100,000 for this kind of apps

Off topic but Daniel can u tell when will update to whatsapp will finally arrive......its been in beta for such a long time....please give an insight on this ..