The battle of the Vines - We go hands on with Whine for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 10 Feb 2014 05:39 pm EST

We recently announced that Whine, a third party Vine application for BlackBerry 10, was now available so in true CrackBerry style its time to put the BlackBerry version up against the Android one. Since BlackBerry 10.2.1 dropped, installing Vine onto BlackBerry 10 smartphones has been a piece of cake but now taking a look at Whine, is there any need to do so? 

I'll get straight to my opinion and that is that Whine is better. The reason I made this decision is purely down to the fact that Whine feels more like the BlackBerry 10 experience than the Android version does.

We get a beautiful black background that not only looks great, but should save a little battery consumption which is always good. The other thing that makes it more BlackBerry 10 like is that the tabs are at the base of the display as opposed to at the top like on the Android version - for us BlackBerry 10 users it's just a little less far to reach. 

In terms of the way that the two apps perform they do the same job. Once you load your feed the top Vine will automatically play and you can tap it to pause if you so desire. Another bonus that Whine offers us over Vine is that if you perform a long hold on the video a menu of icons will pop up on the right of the display allowing you to like, comment, revine, report, share or save the video - all without having to remove your finger from the initial long hold. 

The only one downside I found to Whine compared to Vine is when actually recording a video. As I'm sure you are aware - you hold down on the screen to record and on the Whine app the progress bar is a little laggy in comparison to the Android version. This doesn't really affect the performance of the end result but worth mentioning. 

And then once your video is complete you'll be given the option to edit and then add a comments, plus share with your social networks - including BBM. 

Which option you prefer will clearly come down to personal taste but I'm a Whine man without doubt. It does the job, looks great and is super user friendly. Whine is free to download for BlackBerry 10 and is also available for all devices. 

Have you tried both? If so, let us know your preference in the comments? 

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The battle of the Vines - We go hands on with Whine for BlackBerry 10

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Same here...the refocus animation is so awesome as well. :-D Well done, Knobtviker!

Mmm...CB10! Just the tip though...

Native rules all.

I do understand some native apps are so bad that they should be deleted and the developer banned and stripped of his pc along with a good ol' fashioned ass whoopin' but this app smoked all other vine apps, native and non native alike.


 We have apks cuz we need 'em not cuz we want 'em 

Just funny to observe:

You took the bait.

(and I took yours, haha, no negativity towards you, bro)

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

I tried both. The android vine app works better for me since the bb10 version whine doesn't work well. After i have loaded several vines it just keep on replaying the same ones and won't load the next ones.

Posted via CB10

I noticed this as well but I think usually it's a result of bad Internet connection especially in my case. Whereas the android app wouldn't load the actual vine, whine replays the loaded ones

Posted via CB10

I have both, but vine doesn't seem to be a big deal anymore, at least where I'm from. Too late

Posted via CB10

Do glad to hear that the Crackberry team agrees that Whine BLOWS Vine out of the water! I am a supporter and believe in the Dev behind the app and I KNOWWW that with him at the helm there shall be NO Worries!!! :D #WhineSwaag

Posted From MY #SwagBerry ALL BLACK BlackBerry Z10! #TeamBlackBerry #BlackBerryGang #BlackBerryFaithful #BlackBerryLoyalty #BB10Swag #Z10

Whine has too many bugs. I keep getting the same video that I've already watched when I try and scroll to watch other vids.

Posted via CB10 with a Q10 (:

So one bug is "too many bugs?" Wow. I bet you had straight As all through primary school and a 4.0+ GPA in college and graduate school. That aside, have you tried going into the app's settings and clearing the cache?

Thank you Crackberry and thank you everyone. :)
I'll work on updates by adding more features and fix rest of the bugs. :)

Updates are already pending on BlackBerry World. :)
App is free to try and download, no limitation whatsoever.
All of your input is most welcome, especially in forums dedicated thread. :)

Damn - I thought "Wine" would be the perfect name for an app targeted at the portion of the CrackBerry audience that complains about everything being awful, in every way, all the time and under every circumstance :)

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Just curious, because I don't fully get your point. Maybe it's the spelling. Did you really mean "Wine" (the drink)?

Whine, wine or whinge?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

(hwīn, wīn)
v. whined, whin·ing, whines
1. To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
2. To complain or protest in a childish fashion.
3. To produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch: jet engines whining.
To utter with a whine.
1. The act of whining.
2. A whining sound.
3. A complaint uttered in a plaintive tone.

a. A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various kinds of grapes, usually containing from 10 to 15 percent alcohol by volume.
b. A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various other fruits or plants.
2. Something that intoxicates or exhilarates.
3. The color of red wine.
v. wined, win·ing, wines
To provide or entertain with wine.
To drink wine.

I downloaded Vine when 10.2.1 came out, and then when Whine was released I downloaded it as well. Personally I like Whine better as I feel it has more of the true BlackBerry feel to it.

Happy to be Canadian. Eh? :)

Still waiting patiently for 10.2.1...

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 

No matter how I try to sign in, 401 error...

So until this is fixed, or until the dev responds to my week old email request for help, Vine it is...

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When logging in try not swiping up to input your username, type it out fully. I had same issue, the typed it out fully and all went well

Posted via my AzzazzinBerry (STL100-3/

1) make sure there is no space after your login name because of autocompletion
2) make sure you use twitter name, not twitter email
3) verify you password: it shall be alphanumeric only. If not, you may temporary change it, login to whine, and change back to whatever you want

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I would prefer Whine if it wasn't too buggy. For example videos would show liked/revined even though I haven't liked it or revined it. Pages would just mesh or repeat itself, etc.

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So I downloaded Whine, made an account and logged in, that part was all good. I could not figure out how to record a Whine so I looked for help and found none. Then I started looking at the Vines and realized that I disliked every one that I saw. I am sure I could have figured out how to record and the app seemed to work and look just fine, but the service is just not for me. Deleted. Shout out to the developer though, thanks for supporting the BlackBerry platform.

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