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Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party

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Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party
Google has just released Pool Party in the Android Market, an alternative to the popular image service Instagram for iOS, but the app is still in the typical for Google invite-only beta stage. You can apply for an invitation if you follow the link below and then download it on the Market for free, but it's not exclusive to Android as it has already hit the App Store as well. But what exactly does it do to challenge Instagram?

First of all, the focus is around creating group albums also referred to as “pools” showing images in real-time. The idea is that you get to see the latest photos of your friends, organized in a timeline much like existing Android app Picplz. But Pool Party will make it possible to group images into events, extendible through other people's pictures.
Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party
Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party
At the same time, the recently launched like-Facebook/not-Facebook service Google+ doubles the functionality of Pool Party with its own Instant Upload feature. So while we don't know which app will end up getting more attention, we can't complain that Google lacks initiative, can we?

source: Electronista

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posted on 01 Jul 2011, 13:57 1

1. pearl (unregistered)


How is Pool Party related to Google?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:25

2. Katie (unregistered)


Can I get a pool party invitation?

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 19:57

4. Josiah (unregistered)


Hey, can I get an invite, this app sounds awesome! Josiahrocco@gmail.com

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 21:12

5. pearlpendeja (unregistered)


Pearl, Pool Party is for Android. Google owns Android. There is your relationship.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 05:27

6. nicuzzo (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


Pool Party is offered by Slide (part of Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, USA).

Rif:http://www.poolpartyapp.com/privacy

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 18:56

7. obeyrae (unregistered)


hmm. so can someone invite me . -- aurelia.bowman@gmail.com
thanks (:

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 23:24

8. nhoj (unregistered)


please send me an invite...please!please! want to try the app, iamnhoj@gmail.com

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 07:28

9. @negritosuave (unregistered)


Can I get an invite pls? I see tons of reviewers who still have all 15. kceaglin@gmail.com

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 13:54

10. grapejuiicex3 (unregistered)


could someone send me an invitation? everybodyscreamx@gmail.com thank you :)

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:36

11. Yuki Lynn (unregistered)


please send me the invite~ sherlynn.yuki@gmail.com

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 06:39

12. Elena (unregistered)


Please, please, please, could someone send me an ivitation? laelenillayo@hotmail.com
Thank you, I want to try the app!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:08

13. leowarrior (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


InstaPics android app has been developed using Instagram API and offers basic Instagram features and requires Instagram credentials to login. You can see popular photos, user feeds, likes, comments, user profile etc on a android device using your existing Instagram credentials. Check out “InstaPics” in android marketplace..

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 19:11

14. leowarrior (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


InstaPics android app has been developed using Instagram API and offers basic Instagram features and requires Instagram credentials to login. You can see popular photos, user feeds, likes, comments, user profile etc on a android device using your existing Instagram credentials. Check out “InstaPics” in android marketplace..

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