Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party

Instagram for Android? Google answers with image-sharing app Pool Party
Google has just released Pool Party in the Android Market, an alternative to the popular image service Instagram for iOS, but the app is still in the typical for Google invite-only beta stage. You can apply for an invitation if you follow the link below and then download it on the Market for free, but it's not exclusive to Android as it has already hit the App Store as well. But what exactly does it do to challenge Instagram?

First of all, the focus is around creating group albums also referred to as “pools” showing images in real-time. The idea is that you get to see the latest photos of your friends, organized in a timeline much like existing Android app Picplz. But Pool Party will make it possible to group images into events, extendible through other people's pictures.
At the same time, the recently launched like-Facebook/not-Facebook service Google+ doubles the functionality of Pool Party with its own Instant Upload feature. So while we don't know which app will end up getting more attention, we can't complain that Google lacks initiative, can we?

source: Electronista

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13 Comments

1. pearl unregistered

How is Pool Party related to Google?

2. Katie unregistered

Can I get a pool party invitation?

4. Josiah unregistered

Hey, can I get an invite, this app sounds awesome! Josiahrocco@gmail.com

5. pearlpendeja unregistered

Pearl, Pool Party is for Android. Google owns Android. There is your relationship.

6. nicuzzo

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

Pool Party is offered by Slide (part of Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, USA). Rif:http://www.poolpartyapp.com/privacy

7. obeyrae unregistered

hmm. so can someone invite me . -- aurelia.bowman@gmail.com thanks (:

8. nhoj unregistered

please send me an invite...please!please! want to try the app, iamnhoj@gmail.com

9. @negritosuave unregistered

Can I get an invite pls? I see tons of reviewers who still have all 15. kceaglin@gmail.com

10. grapejuiicex3 unregistered

could someone send me an invitation? everybodyscreamx@gmail.com thank you :)

11. Yuki Lynn unregistered

please send me the invite~ sherlynn.yuki@gmail.com

12. Elena unregistered

Please, please, please, could someone send me an ivitation? laelenillayo@hotmail.com Thank you, I want to try the app!!

13. leowarrior

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

InstaPics android app has been developed using Instagram API and offers basic Instagram features and requires Instagram credentials to login. You can see popular photos, user feeds, likes, comments, user profile etc on a android device using your existing Instagram credentials. Check out “InstaPics” in android marketplace..

14. leowarrior

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

InstaPics android app has been developed using Instagram API and offers basic Instagram features and requires Instagram credentials to login. You can see popular photos, user feeds, likes, comments, user profile etc on a android device using your existing Instagram credentials. Check out “InstaPics” in android marketplace..

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