Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photovine Teaser

Photovine looks to be gearing up for a launch! We learned of the stealthy service from Slide (owned by Google) about a month ago. In the last 24 hours they have put up a spash page that allows you to request an invite and a teaser video (below). Slide has been allowed to operate as an independent startup within Google. This has resulted in releases like Disco and Prizes that may or may not fit within Google's overall plan. They even usually release apps on iOS before Android which is certainly going against the Stream. Disco was launched on iOS and came to Android later; this may be the same for Photovine considering the video shows an iPhone. The Slide/Google model is interesting as it seemingly lets Google test ideas without having their brand on them. (Update July 14, 2011: The Photovine iOS app is now available.) (Update August 26, 2011: Slide, and Photovine, are closing.)