Photovine, Google’s new social photo app, is now open to the public. Photovine works by allowing users to assign captions to photos they upload, which then become part of a collection of similarly themed photos based on that tag. Once the first “seed” photo is planted, an entire network of photos can be added to the “vine”, eventually creating a massive tree of pictures uploaded by friends.
The app is actually pretty slick for a Google product, although the development team behind it actually operates fairly independently. Oddly enough, Google has not yet released an Android application for the service. An odd move, considering that in order for Photovine to work, people need to actually use it.
Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before. It all starts with what we call a photovine: a group of photos around a single, shared caption. Start a new vine with a photo and caption of your own or add your photo/take on someone else’s vine.