Windows Phone app “6tagram” to receive official blessing from the real Instagram

Windows Phone app “6tagram” to receive official blessing from the real Instagram
While Windows Phone may be lacking a native Instagram client, there is no shortage of decent third-party apps to share rustic looking pictures of what you are having for dinner (or lunch, or breakfast).

Despite that deficit, it looks like one such third-party app is going to be christened by the Facebook-owned company according to Rudy Huyn, developer of the app to be known as “6tagram.”

If that name rings a bell, it is understandable. Rudy also developed the Vine client for Windows Phone known as 6Sec which is also fully featured.   Rudy had a phone conference with Instagram today, and he reports that the company will officially sanction his app once they have a chance to review it. This does not mean that Instagram will be providing any technical support, but it does give a “legal” blessing and the app will support original Instagram filters, video and other features. However, the app will still have to work through the same API issues that other Instagram clients have to deal with.

Basically, it will be as close to an official app as any at this point. It is a good development for Windows Phone, and kudos to Instagram too. If Instagram (Facebook) is not going to develop their own app for the platform, at least they are leaving the door open for other enterprises to do the work.

All Rudy needs to do now is send his app to Instagram, launch a beta, publish the app and then it is off to the races.

source: WMPoweruser

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22 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

But according to the people who use WP8 they have every app that matters.

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

People like different apps.....even android users sometimes want apps only found on ios......so stop the bs your sounding more and more like that "HDShatter" that claimed to leave the site Guess you couldnt stay away

15. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

A friend of mine says that the Instance app on Windows Phone looks much more gorgeous then the official Android app on his Galaxy S3, he is going to sell it and buy a red Lumia 920, that's what i call great news :) Greetzz!

17. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Well they do currently have this app if it matters to them, this post is about an app that already exists after all.

19. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

We do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great News WP users..............now u guys can enjoy full features Instagram client.........!!!

3. papss unregistered

I just don't get the attention this app gets...

6. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

One word: teenagers. Flickr is a much better app in terms of photo discovery and actual quality photos, but teenagers love the idea of having a place to take random pictures and getting attention for them.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

And the Facebook backing as well. Tough to derail that train. This won't end the criticisms of Instagram not being on WP from non-WP users, but will hopefully put to bed those that use it worries. I am sick of the name, at this point, and I have never even used it.

4. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I don't why Instagram is doing anything in order not to relate its name with wp !!!!!!!

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Can't wait to test if this app would be better than Instance in terms of user interface and stability .... The rest looks good, original filters, video support etc... Greetzz.

7. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

I agree I'm looking forward to it to.

8. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

LOL i like flickr better but i still want instagram on wp

9. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

his 9gag app is also awesome

10. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

i hope the app will be free.

11. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

i dont care a damn about instagram ...photo funia and flickr are better alternatives !

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Good for the users for hipstergram i guess

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

in view of the fact windows phones 8 has the best camera on a smart phone I am not surprised to see this happen Instagram Programmers will get valuable data on how make their own apps for Windows 8 smart phones and rework this app to their specs to integrate in their system which may be far easier than for Instagram programmers to make an official instagram app Rudy has done their Windows App for them and intagram may never make am Official app for Windows 8 smart phones jut tweak Rudy's app and Allow it's use in their system

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Instagram will eventually make an official app for Windowsphone.. Its inevitable.

20. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Better than nothing.

21. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I thought that Instagram was coming as an official app...

22. iknowhtml

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

why the HELL they don't release the OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM APP SO THAT user will not install any UNOFFICIAL INSTAGRAM!! DAMN IT INSTAGRAM!!!!

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