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Photovine: The New Photo Sharing App by Google

Google recently launched a new photo sharing app for smartphones. That application is called as Photovine.  A vine is like a constantly growing family of photos connected through a common caption created by you, your friends, and people all over the world. Photovine is operated by Slide, a company that the search engine giant had acquired in August 2010 for $182 million.

Photovine Logo

Last month, the photovine.com domain name wass registered in the name of Google Inc. Google hasn’t made any public announcements about Photovine on its official blog or on its Twitter accounts, it had applied for a trademark over the Photovine name on June 7, 2011. The privacy policy page on the site mentions that it’s a project by SlidePhotovine has put up a teaser video on YouTube giving a glimpse of the photo-sharing social network.

Watch video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MPIZKPhfDY

What is Photovine?

Photovine is a community that’s about creating fun and unique collections of photos that we call Vines. Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, you can meet new peoples & share your world like never before. Photovine is currently invitation only and users can request for an invite through their Official website.

Photovine app for Smartphones

How does it works?

  • Vines connect you with people through the ideas and themes expressed in your photos. A vine is like a constantly growing family of photos connected through a common caption created by you, your friends, and people all over the world. Some examples of vines are, “What Weekends Are Made Of”, “Secret Stuffed Animal”, “Party People”, or, “Love of My Life”. Vines can be anything created by you, your friends, and people all over the world.
  • If peoples add photos to vines, they will be able tell their own stories about the moments & images. This is social, creative, and full of fun way to express yourself.
  • You can start vine by taking a photo and creating a new caption. You can add images to an existing vine also. Other people will be able see your vine & they can join it by adding their own photo and images.
  • Users can share their own content captured through Photovine on other social networking services also & they will be also able to put contents from other social networking services into Photovine.
  • The Photovine concept seems similar to the new version of Twitter search that displays photo and video content attached to hashtags (#Example) and other search results.

Limitations of Photovine:

Photovine is currently invitation only and users can request for an invite through their Official website. Currently the Photovine community is growing & space is limited. Only those who are invited, can be a member of Photovine community. Do you want to join Photovine? You just have to send them a request to get invitation. Just click on “Request an Invite” option. Fill the form by adding your ‘Name and Email ID’, and click  on “Request” option. For more help, take a look on below screenshot.

Photovine Website

Photovine Website

Photovine is also not marketing itself as a Google product actually. Except that it is a part of Slide that is owned by Google. Even the phone displayed on the Photovine website is an iPhone and not a phone that runs on Google’s Android software.

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Tanmay is an IT Pro Student from Mumbai. He is the founder of Chrome Inside blog. He is very passionate about Gadgets & Technology and works as an Author at The Geeks Club. He reviews Gadgets & Applications. He is social media enthusiast and you can connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.
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