Itsdagram grabs 50,000 downloads

Itsdagram grabs 50,000 downloads
In a tweet sent out on Friday, Itsdagram developer Daniel Gary thanked the 50,000 people who downloaded his full-service Instagram client for Windows Phone 8. Despite a free version being available, Itsdagram has been the best selling paid app on the Windows Phone Store since last Monday. So far 32,000 have decided to shell out the $1.49 for the cost of the paid version of the app versus the 18,000 who selected the free version. This is not bad at all for an app that has been out for only about a week. It does pale compared to the more than 1 million Android users who downloaded the official Instagram app on its first day of availability for the platform. 

This is the free market at work as developers seek to take advantage of the lack of certain apps for Windows Phone by creating third party versions. As popular as Instagram is, it is no surprise to see the large number of substitutes available in the Windows Phone Store since the platform has so far been shut out by Instagram. Unfortunately, most of them are not full-featured as Itsdagram is. Another option is the recently updated tandem of Instagraph and Metrogram. The updates have integrated both apps so that together, Windows Phone users can get the full Instagram experience.

A third party Windows Phone Store version of social photo clip app Vine is said to be in the works. The original app has so far only made it to iOS, although a version for Android is expected

source: WMPoweruser



1. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

if you downloaded the the app you can understand what i am talking about. Itsdagram is much better than the official instagram app on any platform. because these guys who developed itstagram they add everyday new filters without need of New update. the UI of itstagram is Metro that means you don't need to click any where just swipe to get the next page. the only negative side of this app is, it doesn't have find friends option.

8. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

There is an option when you press the 3 dots that says find friends. It searches your phonebook,fb friends and twitter. It's a great app and yes it looks way better than the official app on the Iphone.

2. papss unregistered

I've never understood Instagram even when I had it on my last android so now that I'm on WP8 I am and wasn't interested in this but with that being said I'm glad this developer is getting the support he desirves for making what many say is an excellent app.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

apps with over 100 million download i say is over rated. i don't used filters on my phone. just take a picture save it or print it.

3. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

"It does pale compared to the more than 1 million Android users who downloaded the official Instagram app on its first day of availability for the platform"- means windows phone users are more mature and have better things to do in their life.

5. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

''users are more mature'' mature people don't use instagram/Itsdagram nuff said

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Or maybe it just means there are more users of Android than WP? If there are 50 million Android phone users vs say 20 million WP users....the platform with the most users should have the most downloads...the law of averages.... Seeing as there are waaaaay more users than 1 million of Android.....thats a small number vs the entire user base.

7. papss unregistered

Agreed.. It can't expect to be as big when the install base is smaller

13. skarli

Posts: 1; Member since: May 28, 2013

50 million vs 20 million then WP's download should have been about 400k. But still its not an official app and my guess is that instagram attracts (in general) a younger audience. And dont believe that there are that many using WPs. But they should since its awesome =)

4. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Itsdagram has both paid and free ad supported version. so the developer get benefits from both the ways so as the users...

9. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl unregistered

This is what the Instagram terms of use mentions...'you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service'.... So should I snap a photograph and allow someone sitting in some corner of the world to use a photograph taken by me in return for nothing.... OK I may not be a professional photographer or even a good photographer but the photos I take are mine.... So I am not using Insta gram....

11. GalaxyXperiaOptimusDroid

Posts: 13; Member since: May 10, 2013

Instagram should take those app down. Arent they making revenues over it?

12. RaniDigital

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

I always encourage supporting talented third-party devs who add value to platforms. Looking forward to the news that he has passed much bigger milestones in the future. His numbers would be higher if everyone knew the app was there.

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