Instagram for Windows Phone is now available
posted by Maxwell R. / Nov 20, 2013, 1:23 PM
Things got really exciting when Stephen Elop made the formal announcement at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. The arrival of Instagram is at a point where Windows Phone is in the midst of incredible growth, albeit, still in a very distant third place on a global basis, but a contender nonetheless, especially against iOS.
While the luster of what Instagram does may have worn just a little bit, but the visual experience of what Instagram does is still highly relevant. More than half of Instagram’s users are outside the United States and that plays to Windows Phone’s strengths as well.
The app is fully featured, supporting the iconic photo filters, video, linear and tilt blur effects, unlimited uploads along with integrated sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tublr and Flickr.
The wait is over, click to source link to get Instagram on your Windows Phone.
Update: So we were messing around with the app and wanted to address issues that some folks were having with the application already. First, video is not part of the mix yet. Also, tagging people is not part of the package yet either. One other nag we have been hearing about is that you have to use the stock Windows Phone camera app to take and share photos. That is not such a terrible thing, as the camera integration of Windows Phone is one of its hallmarks.
To that end, Joe Belfiore at Microsoft did address this "camera controversy" on his Twitter feed. After noting that the media seems to be missing the point, he did explain that one of the discussions with Instagram is that people post pics they just took with the camera. Couple that with powerhouses like Nokia Pro Cam, and Windows Phone's simple sharing methods, this really does not change anything from the experience that is Windows Phone.
That said, remember, this is a beta, version 0.1.0.0, probably rushed to face off with Vine's release to Windows Phone (though without video that is sort of a futile exercise), or be available in time for the whole holiday season, and we are sure to see numerous updates to the app in the coming weeks.
source: Windows Phone
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Nice that the 'official' apps is finally available but I'm finding that the alternatives are actually more capable/full featured... and what's with the official app not having video capture capability?
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 1:29 PM 11
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Better late than never, but never late is better.
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 1:29 PM 9
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I was waiting for this one, *clears throat* See, finally for a platform that claims to have the 'better camera' instagram wasn't even present :S. As if it's not enough this beta app doesn't allow you to take in-app photos, this alone is heartbreaking
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 1:56 PM 1
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Congratulations to all the 4 people that actually own windows phones.
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 2:18 PM 5
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posted on Nov 20, 2013, 2:20 PM 1
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Yawn. That joke is old, and kind of irrelevant now considering WP8 grew more than 150 percent last quarter... And even if only 4 people did own a Lumia device, they'd still be the happiest customers on the planet ;o)
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 2:58 PM 3
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Been there, kind of? Theres so much missing from Windows Phone it's pathetic. Everyone of their updates is just the OS playing catch up to iOS and Android. I had the 900 and the 920. I loved the hardware, the keyboard and the music player. Everything else was lacking.
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 3:14 PM 1
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Android scum can now shut up and enjoy the lag life. Windows Rules!!!
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 4:45 PM 3
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The app looks good, but I wonder why they dont offer the video feature
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 8:31 PM 0
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