An update to Instagram now blocks third party apps
from uploading pictures to the Instagram site. These third party apps were part of a cottage industry that sprung up in the face of Instagram's refusal, at least to this point, to launch a Windows Phone flavored version of the photo sharing social network. Pictures uploaded to Instagram from Instance, one of the third party Instagram clients available from the Windows Phone Store, were still being removed as of Tuesday morning. Instance developer Daniel Gray sent out a tweet Monday night that read, "Evidently Instagram has little spies that watch every @WindowsPhone user and deletes their images after uploading
"We recently made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security. As part of this, applications accessing Instagram against the terms of our API may also be affected. This update does not specifically target any particular app or platform."-Instagram
"There's no need in being mad at Instagram. It's their service and they have very right to hold the keys. I'm just trying to pick the lock. I'm very sorry to everyone that bought the app and can't upload. I'm doing my best to fix the problem."-Daniel Gray
While Gray is obviously disappointed, he says that he holds no grudges against Instagram and his main concern is for those who bought his Instance app from the Windows Phone Store for $1.49. He also has a Pinterest client for the platform called Pinsation. While Windows Phone users might end up having to wait for an official Instagram client, the Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with Instagram rival Oggl on board.