Twitter’s Vine video app is now the most popular free application on the Apple App Store. Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012. Vine allows users to create and share six-second videos and it re-launched in January. That means it took under 4 months to become the most popular free app on the App Store.
Rus Yusupov (Vine co-founder) and Bobby McKenna (Vine designer) celebrated their victory by writing a post on Twitter. Vine is currently number one in the U.S., but nowhere else in the world yet.
Hey guys, remember that time we made the No. 1 most popular app in the world? @ckb @dhof @bobby @vineapp twitter.com/rus/status/321?
— Rus Yusupov (@rus) April 8, 2013
Vine: bigger than Batman. twitter.com/bobby/status/3?
— Bobby McKenna (@bobby) April 8, 2013
Vine is highlighted under the Social Networking category on the App Store. Earlier this month, Vine launched trending hashtags. Vine was hit with a DMCA take-down from Prince’s record label this month and 20th Century Fox launched a trailer for Wolverine last month on Vine.