Instagraph for Windows Phone, an Instagram work around, will be a paid app

Instagraph for Windows Phone, an Instagram work around, will be a paid app
Instagraph for Windows Phone is a work around for Instagram that uses a hack to allow Windows Phone users to post their pictures to Instagram. While Instagraph has already been approved by the powers that be for the Windows Phone Store, the servers are being stress-tested to make sure that they can withstand the pent-up demand that is sure to great the app when it is launched. Of course, the Instagraph app wouldn't be needed if Facebook released an Instagram app for Windows Phone, something that Nokia has been trying to accomplish with its #2InstaWithLove app.

It seems that unlike the real Instagram app, Instagraph will be a paid app. A tweet from Mobile Nation's Daniel Rubino, who is said to be close to the developers behind this, says that the app will not be free although no price was mentioned. Making the app a paid one might bring it to the attention of Facebook faster and the quality of legal advice that a public company can afford to have on retainer will most likely trump the legal power that the developers behind Instagraph can muster. In other words, you can expect to see an early shutdown of the app once it is launched.

Instagraph's developers claim that despite the hacks, their workaround cannot be blocked. Thanks to a leaked screenshot, it is rumored that Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone in May and an official announcement could put a quick and final end to Instagraph.

source: @Daniel_Rubino, Reddit via WMPoweruser



1. iluvsmartphonexpdx

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

y cant they make it free?!!?

2. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

agree... it should be free...

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

when instagram comes out then it'll be free

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I don't know what's your job, but I doubt you do it for free...

3. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

coz it aint instagram

9. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol poor wp8 fanboys

11. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I prefer to pay for good applications and clients. People work hard coding or producing stuff for us to consume. I doubt you would like to work for free. Society today is so self righteous and thinks that they are owed everything.

12. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

It's instagraph not instagram...definitely instagram is free. =_=

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They deserve because they have done it by their hard work.......!!!

7. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. Facebook is too slow with the WP8 because they don't expect to gain anything from it (Does it have ads?No.). These developers deserve it.

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I bet they're doing this to try and bait Facebook into early announcing an official instagram app. And as far as the charges, I agree with the article. I think they charge so they can save up for a lawyer. Bold strategy. I like it...but with instagram rumored for may, I won't buy it.

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Hopefully this app with get Instagram on Windows Phone. It's pretty much the only app that keeps me from switching.

13. natethegreat112

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

The reason it cost is because aviary servers are expensive

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