July 22, 2013
Amid the growing popularity of the video-sharing features of Twitter's Vine and Facebook's Instagram, the iOS video-editing app Vlix is shutting down. Released (and reviewed quite favorably here on AppAdvice) in April 2011, Vlix is or, rather, was an app designed for enhancing and sharing videos. It allowed users to apply effects as well as add opening and closing text to videos for sharing with others. Vlix was developed by SpotMixer, which, as noted by TechCrunch, was quietly acquired by no less than Disney about a year ago. Now, SpotMixer is set to discontinue Vlix by the end of next month, according to its announcement to Vlix users via email, which begins:
Vine Labs, Inc.