YouTube Founders Create Chinese Vine Clone
Vine has only now landed on Android, but the clone has been around for a couple of months
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen created YouTube. They don't really have to prove anything else and they're too rich to if they did. But they haven't retired to a life of tropical islands and Formula 1 teams, not yet.Instead, they're trying to re-revolutionize video on the web though their creations don't really seem to suggest a revolution. First came a Chatroulette-inspired video chat service that didn't actually go anywhere.
Now comes an outright clone of Vine, Twitter's video service that just landed on Android. Wan-Pai is pretty much the Chinese version of Vine, except for the part where it's built by Twitter.
Not only is the service centered around six-second videos, even the interface is the same. Users have to touch the screen to capture video and lift their finger to pause the recording.
There are a couple of "innovations," users can add filters to the videos and opt to have them loop backwards. It's also salmon instead of green.
The app has actually been around for a couple months, but only now caught the attention of the Western tech press.