Instagram photo app en route to Android

Instagram photo app en route to Android
If you’re on Facebook (who isn’t?), you’ve probably seen someone in your feed post a photo with some interesting effects applied to it that links to a higher resolution version of the photo on their Instagram page. If you tried to join in on the fun, you may have been disappointed to find out that Instagram is exclusive to iPhone users.

There is good news for Android users who are interested in using this unique and popular photo app. Instagram’s Chief Executive, Kevin Systrom, announced that they have two people actively working on an Android version. He noted that even with its current 50 million users on iOS, Instagram faces tough competition against other photo apps. He does, however, believe that Instagram will continue to stand strong and see success, particularly due to its sharing network.

Systrom went on to say that they would begin to integrate advertising into the product in order to generate a revenue stream. In order to successfully entice companies to advertise with Instagram, he said they would first need to obtain a lot more users. He said that as far as users and activity on the app, “We are only at the top of where we want to be.

This full court press to get more users makes the addition of an Android app seem like the logical next step. With Instagram’s ambitious goal, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them branch out into other platforms such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry in the future. Instagram hasn’t given an official release date, but insists the app is “on its way.

source: CNET via BGR

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