Windows Phone app “6tagram” to receive official blessing from the real Instagram
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.
1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
But according to the people who use WP8 they have every app that matters.
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
15. Credo (Posts: 731; 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 :)
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.
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3849; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Great News WP users..............now u guys can enjoy full features Instagram client.........!!!
3. papss (unregistered)
I just don't get the attention this app gets...
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.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3504; 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.
4. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
I don't why Instagram is doing anything in order not to relate its name with wp !!!!!!!
5. Credo (Posts: 731; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
8. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
LOL i like flickr better but i still want instagram on wp
11. great (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
i dont care a damn about instagram ...photo funia and flickr are better alternatives !
14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Good for the users for hipstergram i guess
16. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1408; 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
18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Instagram will eventually make an official app for Windowsphone.. Its inevitable.
21. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
I thought that Instagram was coming as an official app...
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!!!!