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



1. rsiders

Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

5. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

bad thing is you have to pay for it

6. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

there are free versions with ad such as instance , 2instawithmassivelove and some others

10. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 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...

39. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Yeah that $1.49 is a bitch. /s

41. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

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

2. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

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

4. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

12. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

17. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

conspiracy theory!!

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Go BlackBerry!

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

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!

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

35. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

40. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 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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