Instagraph for Windows Phone, an Instagram work around, will be a paid app
paid app. A tweet from Mobile Nation's Daniel Rubino, who is said to be close to the developers behind this, says that the app will not be free although no price was mentioned. Making the app a paid one might bring it to the attention of Facebook faster and the quality of legal advice that a public company can afford to have on retainer will most likely trump the legal power that the developers behind Instagraph can muster. In other words, you can expect to see an early shutdown of the app once it is launched.
Instagraph's developers claim that despite the hacks, their workaround cannot be blocked. Thanks to a leaked screenshot, it is rumored that Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone in May and an official announcement could put a quick and final end to Instagraph.
source: @Daniel_Rubino, Reddit via WMPoweruser
4. dickwyn (Posts: 602; Member since: 07 May 2012)
when instagram comes out then it'll be free
5. boosook (Posts: 1252; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I don't know what's your job, but I doubt you do it for free...
11. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I prefer to pay for good applications and clients. People work hard coding or producing stuff for us to consume. I doubt you would like to work for free. Society today is so self righteous and thinks that they are owed everything.
12. AeroPrime (Posts: 173; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
It's instagraph not instagram...definitely instagram is free. =_=
6. akki20892 (Posts: 3781; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
They deserve because they have done it by their hard work.......!!!
7. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Agree. Facebook is too slow with the WP8 because they don't expect to gain anything from it (Does it have ads?No.). These developers deserve it.
8. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I bet they're doing this to try and bait Facebook into early announcing an official instagram app. And as far as the charges, I agree with the article. I think they charge so they can save up for a lawyer. Bold strategy. I like it...but with instagram rumored for may, I won't buy it.
10. Jyakotu (Posts: 829; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Hopefully this app with get Instagram on Windows Phone. It's pretty much the only app that keeps me from switching.
13. natethegreat112 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
The reason it cost is because aviary servers are expensive