Instagraph priced and published for Windows Phone 8, will hit Windows Phone Store within 2 days
$2.49 to help the developers recoup the cost of putting up the servers. In order not to overtax the equipment, users will be limited at first to posting just three pictures a day. As more servers are hooked up, that cap should eventually be raised. In addition, the app originally will only be available for Windows Phone 8 users. Soon, Windows Phone 7.x users will have access to Instagraph as will Windows-RT users.
You might ask how Instagraph can get away with this. The answer is that your pictures bypass Instagram's APIs, which are locked down anyway, and use Azure servers to get your picture posted. Amazingly, this does not violate Instagram's ToS, so while there could be gnashing of teeth at first from CEO Kevin Systrom, the Facebook owned app (which makes it owned by the public, technically), would have to revise its Terms of Service again to dis-allow Instagraph to work.
The app won't let you browse Instagram, or edit your posts. Other apps for Windows Phone handle these chores. All Instagraph does is act as a pipeline, sending your pictures to Instagram. The Aviary photo editor, as part of the app, lets you filter your shots just like on the real thing, and it even has more choices than Instagram. All you need to do is decide if paying $2.49 is worth it for access to what is a free app on other platforms.
1. rembo65 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
What a load of crap. So that I can have Instagram "experience", I am forced to have two apps, one of which costs me $2.49??
Get the .... outta here!
8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Why the complain, Wp8 charge the users while its free on Android, what a rip off™
12. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Instagraph is a clone app created by some apps developer that wants to make a buck or two whereas Instagram is the real thing but is not available on WP8.
2. itsjustJOH (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Well, at least they get to post their breakfast, lunch and dinner.
3. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
I'll just wait for official app ... not to long to wait anyway. Good effort on the devs though
6. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Instagraph is on marketplace now.......!!!
9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You still have to wait a loooooong time™
7. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
11. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Wow this is hilarious. Reading some reviews, most people seem to have a problem with instagraph posting pictures. They send the picture, and instagraphs servers post someone else random photo to their feed. Not a good start.