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Hype video streaming app launched by Vine founders

Twitter has pulled the plug on the popular video sharing application so its creators have started something new.

The co-founders of Vine have announced the launch of their own new Hype video streaming app. This comes on the heels of an announcement from Twitter that it would be shutting down the Vine application.

That said, what has yet to be seen is whether or not Hype will be able to live up to the noise it has generated.

The Hype video streaming app promises to provide an improved live experience. It is designed to function in a way comparable to Periscope, only with viewer interaction. Throughout the time that a Hype live stream is running, it’s possible to hold a Q and A, run polls and share other types of media with video viewers.

Hype video streaming app - People on tabletThe mobile app has been created so the video won’t necessarily take up the small screen. Instead, the host can set the video off to the side in a bubble while taking part in other activities. This can include looking for other videos, GIFs or highlighted comments.

As the Hype video streaming app format isn’t rigid, it opens up opportunities to enhance viewing.

The streaming experience is highly customizable, which gives video hosts a great deal of flexibility over what they provide. The key will be for video hosts to find the balance between providing an enhanced viewing experience and simply adding too much clutter to the screen. The last thing a presenter will want to do is confuse the viewer to the point that the video and its other features are too difficult to use.

The Hype video streaming app will need to be able to draw a large engaged audience in order to be successful. As it is not explicitly linked to any other existing social network it will essentially be building its user base from scratch. It could be that its creators are taking advantage of the headlines made by the closure of Vine to promote this new application.

At the moment, the Hype app is available only for iOS based devices. So far, the reviews it has received have been pretty good. That said, an Android version of this application is slated for release in the near future.

Will the Vine app soon offer 6 second porn?

Pornhub has (jokingly) offered to purchase the mobile application now that Twitter has discontinued it.

Twitter has decided to shut down the Vine app in a choice met with considerable controversy. One of the founders of the mobile app has expressed his regret over the decision. At the same time, the Pornhub adult entertainment site has launched its own promotional stunt bid to acquire it.

When the six second video sharing platform was shut down, Rus Yusupov tweeted his disappointment.

Yusupov is one of the founders of the Vine app. He left the company last year but was still upset with Twitter’s decision to shut it down. Twitter bought the company in 2012 for what was reported to be $30 million.

Vine App X-ratedAccording to Twitter, it decided to cease the Vine platform when that company reported a boost in its own monthly active user growth throughout the third quarter. However, at the same time it dropped 9 percent of its work force. This suggests that it is seeking to slash costs and place the focus on live streaming features.

The Vine app had developed a solid user base and generated a number of famous “Viner” celebrities.

A number of stars found their place on the six second video sharing app. Like Yusupov, those stars headed to Twitter to share their disappointment in the move.

Twitter posted a blog at the end of last week which explained that the Vine application and website wouldn’t be closed immediately. Instead, users will still be able to view and download videos. That said, it also didn’t provide very much information about what will happen to the mobile app now that it is being abandoned.

The blog post said “What’s next? We’ll be working closely with creators to make sure your questions are answered and will work hard to do this the right way.”

Pornhub saw this as a perfect opportunity to create its latest marketing scheme. It has a long history of making joke bids like the one for the Vine app in order to draw attention to itself. It submitted a tongue-in-cheek letter describing the appeal of six second porn videos.