April 9, 2013
Vine is now the most popular free app in the App Store. The Twitter-owned app achieved this distinction just 12 weeks after it was first released. The news was first announced via a tweet from Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov.
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, 2013The video-sharing app’s steady rise almost didn’t happen. Soon after it was released, Vine had become the home to pornographic content. However, Apple never pulled Vine from the App Store. Instead, the porn was deleted, and Vine’s rating now includes a mature rating of 17 and up. Along the way, the app itself has greatly improved. Recent updates have included the ability to follow trending hashtags, and more. For more information on Vine, be sure to read our original review. Download the iPhone/iPod touch app here.