Instagram update blocks Instance and other apps that offer third party uploads
posted by Alan F. / Jul 30, 2013, 9:05 PM
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.
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then make an official app and stop b!tching!!!
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 9:13 PM 14
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I don't see how adding pics through a third party site is spam. Instagram needs to make the app available for Windows Phone or partner with a site that allows us to share pics. So I wasted my money buying those third party apps.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 9:50 PM 0
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He is right.... It is their site. If they choose to close off 3rd party apps, WP users loose, but it is their right. I keep hearing an actual app is coming. I hope that is true. I do not use it, but it is on the short list of apps that are asked for.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:51 PM 0
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I really dont know whats taking these large companies to produce their apps for other platforms. Hmm. It's not like they dont have enough programmers go produce it right?
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:55 PM 0
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Instagram stayed small for a long time for a reason. They were exclusively on iOS for a long time for a reason. I'm not sure how much Facebook's ownership has changed their dynamic, but they did not want demand to overwhelm their system and compromise any user's experience.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:39 AM 0
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I understand blocking third party apps. Its instagrams service and if they don't want it on a platform it happens. But why punish users? My pics are still available for me to see but anyone viewing my profile gets squat. Not even the pictures I posted on the official instagram when I had a galaxy are visible. All the users want is to use their service and we get punished for it?
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 8:25 AM 0
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