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Instagraph for Windows Phone, an Instagram work around, will be a paid app

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Instagraph for Windows Phone, an Instagram work around, will be a paid app
Instagraph for Windows Phone is a work around for Instagram that uses a hack to allow Windows Phone users to post their pictures to Instagram. While Instagraph has already been approved by the powers that be for the Windows Phone Store, the servers are being stress-tested to make sure that they can withstand the pent-up demand that is sure to great the app when it is launched. Of course, the Instagraph app wouldn't be needed if Facebook released an Instagram app for Windows Phone, something that Nokia has been trying to accomplish with its #2InstaWithLove app.

This tweet says Instagraph will be a paid app

This tweet says Instagraph will be a paid app

It seems that unlike the real Instagram app, Instagraph will be a 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

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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 06:18 9

1. iluvsmartphonexpdx (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


y cant they make it free?!!?

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 06:27 3

2. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


agree... it should be free...

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 07:18 3

4. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


when instagram comes out then it'll be free

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 07:36 3

5. boosook (Posts: 1090; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I don't know what's your job, but I doubt you do it for free...

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 06:31 10

3. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


coz it aint instagram

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 09:53 1

9. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


lol poor wp8 fanboys

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 17:25

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.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 00:29

12. AeroPrime (Posts: 173; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


It's instagraph not instagram...definitely instagram is free. =_=

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 08:35 3

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They deserve because they have done it by their hard work.......!!!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 08:43 2

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.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 09:01

8. clevername (Posts: 1431; 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.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 12:21

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; 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.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 18:35

13. natethegreat112 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


The reason it cost is because aviary servers are expensive

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