A couple weeks ago a friend introduced me to an interesting app called Vine. Vine is an app that allows you to shoot short video clips and smash em together to create a short snippet that let’s people look into your life.
However when my friend showed me Vine, he showed me strange videos of his friends’ faces really close up making weird noises and I thought, “What else could I use this app for?”
Leave it to mashable.com to answer that question for me. They recently published an article on 5 ways startups can use Vine and I started getting some useful ideas of my own.
Vine can be used to create minicommercials, showcase products, get out information quickly or just give viewers a peek at a company’s personality. Please check out the article for yourself. The examples are really fabulous.
I think it’s also worthwhile to visit the blog at Vine. This is a newly launched app and their blog is like an insider’s look at the process of developing the app for mobile devices, which is pretty cool.
You can check my very lame Vine video if you want. I’m not underestimating the lameness, but it’s not the apps fault. I hope to make something better in the future and I’ll update this post.
So app development aside, I think Vine is another great way for small companies to make the most of the web and social media with little economic investment. Sounds pretty good right?