Video-sharing social network Vine has just introduced a new app, Vine Kids, that focuses on providing curated content designed for younger children.
The app is easy to navigate. Swiping right or left shows a new age-appropriate Vine. When kids tap the screen, they can hear funny and quirky sounds.
And according to a blog post from Carolyn Penner, head of communications and marketing for Vine, the idea for the app blossomed earlier this month:
The idea came about during an office conversation in early January. One of my colleagues was talking about how much his two-year-old daughter loves Vine –– he said he wished there was a separate app she could use to more easily watch posts that are appropriate for kids. That week happened to be Hack Week, a time when we get to work on projects outside of our day-to-day work. So two folks teamed up and built exactly that.
Designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, Vine Kids can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
Like always, the main Vine app is also available to download for no charge.
As a father of two young children, I think Vine Kids is a great idea for children to view age-appropriate content on the growing social network. I’m looking forward to letting my kids take a look soon.
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