Kaixin001, the Chinese social networking service secretly launched a photo-sharing app TuTeng, not only it’s idea/design/functions are inspired by PhotoVine, but also its Chinese name TuTeng (图藤) is a word-for-word translation of the latter.

Its Android version was already made available in several Android markets including Anzhi (download here) while iDevice users still need to wait for a bit longer.

And it seems the app also learnt a lot from the renowned iOS-only photo app Instagram.  Tuteng lets users shoot a picture or choose a local picture and then apply preset filters to pictures to create personalized photos and share them with other users. Though Tuteng does differ from Instagram and PhotoVine in that after uploading the picture users can only apply pre-defined tags such as “beauties/funny pictures” to them whereas for Instagram and Photovine users can use whatever tag names they want.

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Ben Jiang

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