Instagram update blocks Instance and other apps that offer third party uploads

Instagram update blocks Instance and other apps that offer third party uploads
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."


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.

source: PCMag

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19 Comments

1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 584; Member since: May 07, 2012

then make an official app and stop b!tching!!!

3. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Instagram is not b!thing, you are

9. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

So? His point still stands.

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Seems like they are intentionally c0ckblocking 3rd party apps and yet not making an official app.

2. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Why don't they finish all this up by making an app that will end all these problems once and for all

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's bogus. If I paid $1.49 and I can't use the app anymore, I'd be pissed. Instragtam needs to hurry up and release the app on WP8 already. No excuse.

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

Instagram why you so evil ?

7. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Why do you think? FACEBOOK OWNS THEM!

6. shnibz

Posts: 504; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Booooo

8. risee2

Posts: 9; Member since: May 25, 2011

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.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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?

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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.

13. Mrmark

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Bummer!

14. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

well who cares , i dont use instance \instagram alot. Bt this thing is really awkward.....

16. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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?

17. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

nokia parterned an app that can upload photos to instagram. i forgot the name, hipstamatic i think.. or oggl

18. ItsMyChoice

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Try instagraph. it is working fine with upload pic.

19. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I dont care if instagram never came to WP platform

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