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Windows Phone app “6tagram” to receive official blessing from the real Instagram

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Windows Phone app “6tagram” to receive official blessing from the real Instagram
While Windows Phone may be lacking a native Instagram client, there is no shortage of decent third-party apps to share rustic looking pictures of what you are having for dinner (or lunch, or breakfast).

Despite that deficit, it looks like one such third-party app is going to be christened by the Facebook-owned company according to Rudy Huyn, developer of the app to be known as “6tagram.”

If that name rings a bell, it is understandable. Rudy also developed the Vine client for Windows Phone known as 6Sec which is also fully featured.   Rudy had a phone conference with Instagram today, and he reports that the company will officially sanction his app once they have a chance to review it. This does not mean that Instagram will be providing any technical support, but it does give a “legal” blessing and the app will support original Instagram filters, video and other features. However, the app will still have to work through the same API issues that other Instagram clients have to deal with.

Basically, it will be as close to an official app as any at this point. It is a good development for Windows Phone, and kudos to Instagram too. If Instagram (Facebook) is not going to develop their own app for the platform, at least they are leaving the door open for other enterprises to do the work.

All Rudy needs to do now is send his app to Instagram, launch a beta, publish the app and then it is off to the races.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 19:07 4

1. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)


But according to the people who use WP8 they have every app that matters.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 04:00 3

12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


People like different apps.....even android users sometimes want apps only found on ios......so stop the bs your sounding more and more like that "HDShatter" that claimed to leave the site

Guess you couldnt stay away

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 06:16 7

15. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


A friend of mine says that the Instance app on Windows Phone looks much more gorgeous then the official Android app on his Galaxy S3, he is going to sell it and buy a red Lumia 920, that's what i call great news :)

Greetzz!

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 12:45 1

17. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Well they do currently have this app if it matters to them, this post is about an app that already exists after all.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 22:02

19. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


We do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 19:38 4

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Great News WP users..............now u guys can enjoy full features Instagram client.........!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 19:41 10

3. papss (unregistered)


I just don't get the attention this app gets...

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 21:43 4

6. SamsungNewbie (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


One word: teenagers. Flickr is a much better app in terms of photo discovery and actual quality photos, but teenagers love the idea of having a place to take random pictures and getting attention for them.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 05:18

13. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And the Facebook backing as well. Tough to derail that train.

This won't end the criticisms of Instagram not being on WP from non-WP users, but will hopefully put to bed those that use it worries. I am sick of the name, at this point, and I have never even used it.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 19:44 4

4. karim77 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


I don't why Instagram is doing anything in order not to relate its name with wp !!!!!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 19:50 5

5. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Can't wait to test if this app would be better than Instance in terms of user interface and stability .... The rest looks good, original filters, video support etc...

Greetzz.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 21:44 2

7. Damo579 (Posts: 164; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I agree I'm looking forward to it to.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 23:27 1

8. AeroPrime (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


LOL i like flickr better but i still want instagram on wp

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 00:14 1

9. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


his 9gag app is also awesome

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 00:37 1

10. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i hope the app will be free.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 02:04 2

11. great (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


i dont care a damn about instagram ...photo funia and flickr are better alternatives !

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 05:29 1

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Good for the users for hipstergram i guess

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 10:55 1

16. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1050; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


in view of the fact windows phones 8 has the best camera on a smart phone I am not surprised
to see this happen Instagram Programmers will get valuable data on how make their own apps for Windows 8 smart phones and rework this app to their specs to integrate in their system which may be far easier than for Instagram programmers to make an official instagram app Rudy has done their Windows App for them and intagram may never make am Official app for Windows 8 smart phones jut tweak Rudy's app and Allow it's use in their system

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 21:17

18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3519; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Instagram will eventually make an official app for Windowsphone.. Its inevitable.

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 10:58

20. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Better than nothing.

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 12:31

21. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 844; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


I thought that Instagram was coming as an official app...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 02:18

22. iknowhtml (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


why the HELL they don't release the OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM APP SO THAT user will not install any UNOFFICIAL INSTAGRAM!!

DAMN IT INSTAGRAM!!!!

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