Instagram CEO: BlackBerry and Windows Phone before Google Glass
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 25, 2013, 2:45 PM
“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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Good thing Windows Phone already has a pretty awesome third party app for Instagram.
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 3:06 PM 11
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bad thing is you have to pay for it
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 3:28 PM 1
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I'm starting to wonder if they're paid to stick with google and Apple.
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 3:22 PM 3
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I too think so as the Facebook app for WP8 is also MSFT made whereas Twitter app is Official & by Twitter..
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 4:33 PM 2
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You just do this to wind up Nicholas oliver don't you LOL
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 3:49 PM 1
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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 Jun 25, 2013, 5:46 PM 6
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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 Jun 25, 2013, 6:19 PM 1
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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 :)
posted on Jun 25, 2013, 8:12 PM 0
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