Dom Hofmann, the co-maker of Vine who has been unobtrusively chipping away at a successor to the short-structure video stage, says the new application, called Byte, is accessible now on iOS and Android. The application has been accessible in beta structure for a long while, however its dispatch late on Friday evening came as a total astonishment.
Hofmann has been creating Byte on and off for a considerable length of time, after he quit Vine soon after its procurement by Twitter.
This was after Hofmann had delayed work on the Vine successor, which he at first named V2 before authoritatively rebranding the task as Byte, in May 2018. The name itself isn’t to be mistaken for Beijing-based Bytedance, the Chinese creator of TikTok.
Hofmann concocted the Byte name in 2015, when he was structuring his next application. It was a brief innovative application with a social segment comparative in approaches to the first Vine that, in a wild wind, let you make custom soundtracks to play over pictures and GIFs.
Hofmann basically restored the Byte marking as the official item name for V2 when he concluded he would in actuality finish and discharge it.
Hofmann missed that 2019 cutoff time. In any case, Byte is out now and long-term enthusiasts of Vine, which Twitter unceremoniously shut down only four years in the wake of procuring it, will likely be cheerful just to have whatever takes after the dead stage’s brief however significantly effective imaginative soul. We’ll need to see whether TikTok clients give Byte a possibility, and if the application can satisfy the expectations of conveying the Vine fire forward.
In a meeting with TechCrunch, Hofmann says Byte will acquaint an income offering component to assist makers with getting paid for their work when the application does inevitably present publicizing.