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Rudy Huyn working on unofficial Vine client for Windows Phone

If you’re familiar with Rudy Huyn, all-star developer behind such great apps as TVShow and Wikipedia, then you should be as excited as we are for his next project: an unofficial Vine client (www.vine.co). Vine is like what Twitter is to blogging, in that in allows you to post video clips but that are limited to just six seconds in length, forcing some unique creativity.

With unofficial Instagram and now Snapchat apps either available or soon-to-be, Vine appears to be likely the next big thing for developers to tackle. Since there is no evidence (or rumors) that Vine has anything in the works for Windows Phone, it’s up to our indie devs to fill the gap.

Luckily Huyn is one of the more capable developers on Windows Phone and this ‘alpha’ demo of the app, called ‘6Sec’ and built in a matter of hours, has his trademark elegance and style. We’ll of course keep you posted as this app nears release, but for now, you can just get teased by the above video.

Source: Twitter; Thanks, MagneticVizion and Len2K620, for the tips!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

116 Comments
  • so looks like all the apps that we want will be unofficially obtained...good enough.
  • I think that will be a big lesson for all those companies that don't develop their apps for Windows Phone ;)
  • yes - people use their service and provide information(profit) on a plattform they dont even need to write the programs for. this will teach them a lesson!
  • it does.
     
     Go into youtube.com and enjoy your ads while Metrotube does not force yuotube ads unto us.
     
    Great job at being sarcastic there
  • Lol! Agree.
  • I agree with you Carlos. :)
  • Great, keep it up with this developments! :D
  • With Rudy on this, it most likely will be AWESOME.
  • Just saw on Engadget that android just got Vine today :-\
  • That's why Rudy is able to develop for WP, because of Androids open source...
  • Someone's bitter ... Eyes roll..
  • I'm afraid to say that you have no idea what open-source means...
  • Yup seen that.
  • Based on the comments on Engadget, I heard it sucks on Android.
  • GO RUDY!! Windows Phone has the best TPA developers around.
  • Dan, is this going to support uploading too??
  • I guess it will support uploads, cause in the image we can see a "camera" button. To me, that's "recording" and then uploading. :D
  • I don't think so. I don't think there is an API for video capturing. Unless you capture shots very fast and make motion out of it... but then the audio?... not sure...
  • If they don't want to build f@ck them we will build our own.
  • call it twine
  • It is taken :/ http://www.supermechanical.com/
  • Dammit!!
  • Vintage
  • How about calling it "Sprout"? Edit: Nvm; a quick search dashes that idea.
  • Although like everyone I'd love for official releases mainly for the new people to the platform that might not trust anything outside of official. But I love all the dev getting creative and bringing apps that help push the platform forward. Absolutely fantastic.
  • I have to admit his apps are really awesome. But idk why he don't add fast resume feature to his apps.
  • It's on my today list just after this app ;)
  • Am I the only one impressed with Rudy replying to this comment?  Nice work all around and thanks for supporing the WP community.
  • Bravo Rudy for your unrelenting efforts to bring this platform to the level it deserves. Thanks buddy.
  • KCCO sir.
  • I have always been a big fan of Rudy Huyn! Windows Phone got some awesome developers behind the platform! 
    Can't wait for this next big thing! 
  • Yup! Beta Tester here if Rudy needs another
  • Me too.
  • Yeah this is what we need! Just after they sort of released it for Android :)
  • #porn :)
  • Haha
  • If porns what your into then that's YOUR deal. There are a lot of very creative vines out there. Andy Milinokis,DirtNasty(simon rex)and Riff Raff have mastered the app without porn
  • Was just thinking about if Vine was coming, definitely a growing app. Awesome!
  • call it Wine haha
  • Or 'Whine'.... cuz that's what WP users seem to do more of these days.
     
    Just sayin'
  • Don't mean to be rude or feed trolls, but KI$$ @$$.
  • Call it what you want, but it's still true.
     
    PS
    I'm far from a "troll".
  • Yeah, cuz dumb and baseless comments about WP users on a WP site is not trolling.
  • Yeah, whatever. Look around. Everywhere from here to WMPoweruser to Reddit and back again is all (supposed) WP users whining and spreading more FUD about Microsoft and WP than any detractor ever could.
    Don't get upset because I'm being honest.
  • Do you even know what FUD is? Why would a WP user spread FUD about the platform they support? You say you're not a "troll"? Call it what you want, it's still true. You're a troll, though a very bad one.
  • Why would they? Man, I don't know. But it has been happening. Again, if you don't believe it that's on you. I'm really not concerned. It's to the point where I've stopped going to pages like r/windowsphone because it's mostly crying, complaing, and calling doom on MS and WP.  But if you want to doubt me personally;
    A). You're fooling yourself.
    B). Look through the comments and see my input. I'm either uplifting the platform, or admittedly bad-mouthing those that have nothing positive to say.
    If you want to see certain things happen or some to WP I'm all for it. But saying the platform is dead/dying because of one or two things is insane. So again, if I'm a troll look up what I have to say. If not... well then shut up.
  • hah yeah thats what I was trying to get at. but I dont think its whining as much as demanding apps that most others have. gotta make your voice heard
  • I agree with this 100%. But when you see people go into the whole "WP is dead because it doesn't have 'x' app" is what I'm talking about.
  • Wine is a Windows x86 game emulation on Linux, let's not use that. =)
  • Any news about Rudy's upcoming Wikipedia commercial??
  • In fact it's the wedding ad (Wikipedia tile is on the phone)
  • I hope that wasn't it.. Nobody, but you, saw that.. Lol!
  • I noticed and I believe WPCentral mentioned it in their article!
  • Seriously!? 
  • He should call it Wine
  • Apropriate I'd say!
     
  • You prefer Wine than 6Sec ?
  • Wine is cool but probably confusing; 6Sec is a good name.
  • I second jrggzman. Grape is definitely fitting.
  • Grape is such a good name for it.
  • There's already a guy working on a vine app for windows phone called GrapeVine,he's blogging his progress,Bing it
  • Yeah, it'll make people searching for a vine app easier if the name has more letters in common.
  • WP has the best devs!
  • Don't forget Fuse which Rudy has written. Its an amazing news aggregation app which I use everyday... http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=9503fdeb-1385-417c-a1c7-68e224e0714c
  • Thanks guys !
     
    This video has been taken yesterday, I added a lot a feature and animation last night.
    For the upload, yes I work on it, I will release the app without first and include it asap it will be stable.
    For the name, I take your idea. For the moment it's 6Sec, but if you have better idea, I take it !
  • Grape. Simple and to the point with the obvious wordplay.
  • I second that, grape is awesome.
  • ...
  • Call it shine
  • Wine! It has more letters in common with vine so people searching for it will not be as confused when they search for vine.
  • Excellent!  I can stop trying to figure out that Vine APIs myself now.  Looks good man!
  • Either his internet connection is blazing fast, or he did what vine devs can't do, and that is he made the app really really fast. It's almost instant the way those videos load. My vine on iPad mini is so slow.
  • I used 3G for the video...
  • Thanks for all your work! Cant wait to get Vine!  i can test if you need any Beta testers!
  • I salute you rudy! you are awesome!
  • Cant wait to try this out! hopefully it lets you upload as well! 
  • Great news, hopefully if it supports uploading it will support at least basic video editing since there is no video editing app for windows phone 8, and 6 second videos need a lot of jump cuts in them.
  • +1
  • Between this and GrapeVine looks like soon I'll be a very happy Lumia owner.
    Thank you Rudy!!!!!
  • This might explain why further development of TVShow has apparently stalled, or at least taken a backseat...
  • The only "teasing" i like, is from attractive women, and from your awesome team Daniel... ;) no homo.
  • Either call it 'Clip" or "Vignette"...?
  • This is awesome! And I really do like the app name, too. Don't change it. :) Where's the beta testers' signup?
  • Yeahhh vine next cinemagram
  • What about Cinemagraph??
     
    EDIT: Wait... it's not available on non-Nokia's. :-/
  • He said cinemagrAM not cinegraPH
  • Yeah, I know. But is it much different than the cinemagraPH that's available on Nokia's now?
  • I love the idea of Vine. I may actually try using it some time.
  • Unless it's really Vine, with same account/service, and no 'looks-like Vine', than I like it.
  • Dear Microsoft, Send developers like Rudy buckets of money. Your Users
  • LOL!!!
  • Awesome! I love Vine.
  • I think it should be called Grape!
  • Rudy, can I please beta test? I've wanted a vine client since it hit iOS.
  • Awesome!!! Windows Phone is on a roll.
  • I've long maintained that no company has a right to complain if a third-party developer creates an app when THEY REFUSE to create one.  They have no claim to "lost revenue", since they never intended to cater to a particular group of customers in the first place.
  • That's the truth Scuba
  • i envy you rudy! i know youll gonna make it as awesome as the wiki app. go! i hope itll be availbl to both 7.x and 8
  • I don't believe people comparing Vine to Cinemagraph have actually ever recorded a vine.
    I've done both and use cinemagraph often,I wish it was like Vine,its not.
  • There's another dev making another vine app. This is great ^_^
  • Haha yes! IDC if the apps we get are unofficial, as long as they work!
  • Rudy & Dan Gary should combine to become the WP Dev Allstar team.
  • +1
  • +920
  • I love how enterprising and clever WP devs are, it's like there's been an explosion of great apps and support to fill the "app gap." As far as I know there were no Android apps that let you post to Vine, only handful of 3rd party viewers.
  • It looks beautiful. I've been kinda envious of those iOS user but hopefully we can get Vine on WP thanks to Rudy.
  • You could call it Vino. Close to "Vine", and it's the Italian word for wine IIRC.
  • " its official" Some of the unofficial apps are better than,the official apps there's nothing wrong with an imitation
  • Great news!! been using vine a lot on iphone but recently switched to wp8 but was really missing it!!
  • Here is the best name for this: Call it, "Merlot".
  • Excited for this! The developer community has been on fire lately!
  • I love Rudy Huyn and his work. I am someone who lives in the UK and stil uses TV Show cos it is so good at helping me keep track of my tv shows. I love wikipedia and fuse and cant wait for what he throws at us for vine
    I dream of the day daniel gary and rudy huyn team up on something mad!!
  • Can't wait!
  • Not to be a dick, but Rudy seems like he has a tendency to make an app then forget about it. No burno.
  • Hello Dick, which of my apps hasn't received a big update recently ?
  • how do we get him to get the apps we want on our phone?!?! We have so many crappy aps that need to be fixed.