I'm sure everyone who reads FeedMyApp's reviews will be fully aware of this photo application. Not least for its recent purchase by a certain Mr Zuckerberg's Facebook team for the miserly sum of around US$715 million. It's not really surprising that they bought it given the problems that often occur with Facebook's own photo and video uploading service. Suffice to say, Instagram is a photoshare and edit app that has turned into a legend in its own lifetime. This new version, ready to download now, addresses some of the issues of previous versions as well as adding a slew of extra and improved features. Oh, and it's still completely free.
It's been reported that Instagram's recent press release stating that it would soon own the rights to, and consider selling, the biggest online stock of photographs on the planet cost it a quarter of its daily users according to the online tracker AppData. This has since been denied by the company but there is no doubt that their rather ill-timed 'thinking-out-loud' moment drew a vicious response from its users. Plenty of my friends certainly took umbridge to the possibility of their precious photos being used in the next Coke commercial. Instagram have since backtracked on that idea and claimed that they were just testing the waters but certainly not everyone has got the message yet and they do still have a bit of work to do on that. This new version of the app features 25 languages and features a cool new filter called Mayfair. You can now share your photos from any album and it is fully Facebook integrated for iOS6. What's more they've fixed a few bugs from previous versions and improved the app's overall performance. But overall Instagram is a superior photo app that has created its own genre and captured the attention of the photosharing public very nicely, thankyou. The filters are iconic and it's simple to use - just snap with your Android and breathe new life into your pics. Then share them with your friends.
People have very short memories and it won't be long before Instagram regains all those people that freaked out bigtime when they thought their personal photos were going to be sold off to the highest bidder. It was quite amusing to see Facebook users following like sheep when posting that notice about their intellectual property recently. If we all read every bit of the terms and conditions of online organizations we'd need a full time lawyer to sit alongside us 24/7. Instagram is one of the big guys now that's for sure. It's a simple concept that has been marketed beautifully and has turned this free photo app into a true 21st Century phenomenon.