Ruby Huyn is the man who has developed an unofficial vine app for Windows Phone. '6Sec' is the app that will now allow windows phone users to download and share videos directly from there smartphones just like Androids and iOS devices. This app is now available in beta.
Windows Marketplace still lacks many mainstream applications that Google's Android and Apple's iOS users enjoy freely. A third party developer Ruby Huyn has developed 6Sec application for Window’s powered smartphones to enjoy uploading videos instead of only watching them locally. Vine is a video sharing social platform which has been acquired by Twitter. Its video sharing feature is just like Instagram's picture sharing feature. Its 13 million users from iOS and Android OS are able to share 6 second clips now. Company has apps for Google and Apple platforms officially, that can be downloaded directly from vine.co instead of vine.com which is owned by Amazon.
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Twitter’s Vine app is among top 10 most popular applications on smartphones. It positions on number 4 among top free apps on iTunes while at number 5 on Google Play Store. Ruby brings Vine to Windows 8 platform in beta version but releasing updates on daily basis as reported by WPCentral. It has all major features that official Twitter developers are providing. Being a single person’s effort is worth admiring. He has developed Wikipedia app too for Window’s platform which won Microsoft’s app contest. Third party applications leverage market benefits and sometimes are acquired for millions of bucks. But when an official app comes, they are sidelined.
Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones has been unsuccessful till today. It has grabbed only small part of market which is 3% to 4% according to latest IDC research reports. The main OEM manufactures supporting shipping devices with it are HTC and Nokia which are itself small players adding in tiny part in billion dollar industry. Leading software giant Microsoft has been pushing independent developers by offering large prizes of $100,000 or more for developing missing apps. Recent release of Apple iOS7 and expected improvements to Android will further push its OS backward. But injection of missing mainstream apps would at least encourage existing users.
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Since previous few months, technology analysts are observing injection of famous missing application in Windows Marketplace. For example, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Zinio pave their way to WP store. Soon after Twitter acquired Vine and announced it, traffic and user base suddenly boosted. It strengthens its shares in market even more than Instagram. 6Sec’s current version is available in beta which is improved by previous beta testing. In addition to current uploading features, it will have facility to live tile, add background agent, lens and protocol extension soon.