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Instagram CEO: BlackBerry and Windows Phone before Google Glass

Instagram CEO: BlackBerry and Windows Phone before Google Glass
Kevin Systrom, heading Instagram through its methodical ways even after its acquisition by Facebook, noted in an interview recently indicating that interesting developments may be on the horizon.

“We’re not yet on BlackBerry or Windows Phone, so I think those will come before Google Glass,” said Systrom, based on the rationalization that not everyone seems keen on adopting Glass.

That may be true, but Twitter, Path, Tumblr and Instagram’s parent, Facebook have all developed, or are developing for Glass and while that is not “everyone” it certainly is a short list of heavy hitters in the social-sphere.

Now for you Windows Phone and BlackBerry folks about to get all excited with overflowing feelings of glee, Systrom added, “I’m not saying those will come anytime soon. I’m just saying that in order of priority, the way we evaluate where to expand to is really simply where our users are, and where the growth is. It took us a very long time to get to Android.” (emphasis added)

With that, he has a point. It took Instagram the better part of two years to expand from iOS to Android and there was no dispute about the disposition of Android’s share in the market or its explosive growth. Taken in that perspective, there is little dispute about the current growth of Windows Phone right now either and as for BlackBerry, well we need to see how the Q10 and Q5 are going to line up since both were just released.

Systrom’s remarks do indicate that Instagram has not been assimilated into the Facebook way of doing things, and many would argue that is a good thing. Although, we suspect there are many millions of Windows Phone and BlackBerry users that would not mind if Instagram picked up the pace a little.

source: Fast Company

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posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:06 11

1. rsiders (Posts: 1095; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Good thing Windows Phone already has a pretty awesome third party app for Instagram.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:28 1

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

bad thing is you have to pay for it

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:35 9

6. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

there are free versions with ad

such as instance , 2instawithmassivelove and some others

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 16:30

10. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Ummm... Couldn't you find the free versions as paid are the ones to donate else buying or free app are totally same.. Pls try reading descriptions dude...

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 19:43

39. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Yeah that $1.49 is a bitch. /s

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:08

41. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)

actually no you dont, instance it has free version and its pretty cool even better than android app

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:07

2. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

whyyyyy :(

i was waiting for it to get on wp but :"(

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:22 3

4. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

I'm starting to wonder if they're paid to stick with google and Apple.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 16:33 2

12. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I too think so as the Facebook app for WP8 is also MSFT made whereas Twitter app is Official & by Twitter..

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 17:15 2

17. fsnas (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

conspiracy theory!!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:43 1

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Go BlackBerry!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:49 1

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

You just do this to wind up Nicholas oliver don't you LOL

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 16:04 4

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

No as serious as he is, in wanting to see them "fail"......I want to seriously see them prevail! Not because i like them personally but because I feel we still need them in the game!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 17:46 6

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

BB are still needed, along with some new players

the industry would come to a halt with just 2 players, gives us choice and pushes others to go one step more.

dunno why others hate competition, living in a box must suit them i guess

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 18:19 1

35. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Can anyone intelligently explain the benefits of instagram over Facebook? Speaking as someone who doesn't use silly filters and most friends use just facebook because it's where everyone wound up, especially after myspace tanked.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 20:12

40. x78_nothing (Posts: 53; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

Thanks to QNX, save and powerfull os. Unlike WP, BB10 users have been enjoying instagram, path, pinterest etc months ago, the current lacks is only unable to upload video (watch only), but once we have os update 10.2 (support runtime Jelly bean 4.2.2) probably July-August, than again we will have full features of Instagram :)

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