The site for Google’s new photo-related project Photovine has gone live, but the actual product or app is still missing.
Located at photovine.com, the site currently features an image of a mobile app – interestingly, the device in the image is definitely an iPhone and not an Android device – and a short description of the upcoming product: “Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before”.
“Photovine is a community that’s about creating fun and unique collections of photos that we call Vines”, the support page says, explaining that a vine is “like a constantly growing family of photos connected through a common caption created by you, your friends, and people all over the world”. Google also makes it clear that it will not tolerate just any kind of photo. “As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t want your family to see it, you probably shouldn’t post it”, the support page says.
At this point it’s unclear whether this project is connected with Google’s recently launched social networking service Google+, but it seems to be an independent product.
Recent reports indicated that Facebook is working on a photo-sharing app of its own, and in March 2011, a photo-sharing app called Color piqued a lot of interest, which seems to have largely dissipated by now.