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Instagram Debuts On Android

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the spread-the-love dept.

Android 84

redletterdave writes "Popular photo-sharing app Instagram, which has been one of the most popular social start-ups despite only being housed on a single platform (iOS), was finally released onto the Android ecosystem on Tuesday. The app, which boasts more than 10 million users and plenty of ways to stylize and share photos, is available as a free download from Google Play."

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Someone is going to create the ultimate social app (4, Funny)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#39563677)

Soon, someone will create a social network app that limits posters to one short word, and/or one video of a douchebag face-planting into a tree. The public will embrace it with slavish devotion, every old fart on CNN will sign up for it in a desperate bid to show that they're still hip with the kids, and all subsequent public discourse will be reduced to exchanges like:

@ballz: Hey
@iluvvampires: Wsup?
@wolfCNN: Hello.
@hotgirl234: Yeah!
@Avenger938: Ha! [video of drunk guy running into tree on motorcycle]

Re:Someone is going to create the ultimate social (4, Funny)

vlm (69642) | about 2 years ago | (#39563775)

twitter? Is that you?

Re:Someone is going to create the ultimate social (3, Funny)

krept (697623) | about 2 years ago | (#39563827)

We're sorry, you've exceeded the character limit for this post.

Re:Someone is going to create the ultimate social (4, Funny)

toriver (11308) | about 2 years ago | (#39564421)

Well you can take your character limit and sho

Re:Someone is going to create the ultimate social (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39569375)

Well you can take your character limit and sho

tl;dr (written by someone I know who can write)

I fully intend to steal that idea (1)

F69631 (2421974) | about 2 years ago | (#39563987)

Just today I was thinking "I feel like coding something but can't think of anything that would be reasonably novel, fun and - most importantly - effortless to implement".

If I implement that and become a multimillionaire, I will find out where you live, fly there and buy you a beer... Are we OK, IP-rights-wise?

Re:Someone is going to create the ultimate social (1)

TWX (665546) | about 2 years ago | (#39564525)

@Avenger938: Ha! [video of drunk guy running into tree on motorcycle]

We would be very, very fortunate if the video was just of a drunk guy running into a tree on a motorcycle on CNN, especially when the contents of sites like tubgirl, lemonparty, two girls one cup, and goatse are still floating around.

There's a big push for Bring Your Own Device in schools and businesses. Given the things people use their own tech for, I can see a massive increase in the incidences of pornography showing up with BYOD in public spaces, meetings, and the like.

Who cares (2, Informative)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#39563723)

Hosted, proprietary, social-media-based photo sharing is hardly news for nerds. We have FTP, SCP, HTTPS upload, and we know how to configure it TYVM.

Re:Who cares (3, Insightful)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#39563757)

Probably should have said "uncontrollably hosted" instead of just hosted. Nothing wrong if you're hosting it yourself, or at least understand the privacy and control implications of someone else hosting it.

Re:Who cares (2)

Kenshin (43036) | about 2 years ago | (#39563911)

I have all of that at my disposal and know how to use it, and I used to host my own photos... but honestly, I'd rather not anymore.

Re:Who cares (1)

billcarson (2438218) | about 2 years ago | (#39564133)

I find it amusing that all the protocols you mention are secured, except for ftp. Apparently we don't care about security when it comes to distributing pictures of cats.

Re:Who cares (5, Insightful)

sootman (158191) | about 2 years ago | (#39564829)

Mark Zuckerberg didn't do anything that we "nerds" couldn't do, either, but he turns 28 this month and could buy Spain if he wanted to, and you can't.

Instagram got 10M users with one app on one platform. How many people follow any of your sites? It is indeed newsworthy. One thing we nerds need to know is what is going on in the tech world that our friends and family are asking and talking about--not just sticking our heads in the sand yelling "the fax machine is nothing but a waffle iron with a phone attached!" like Grandpa Simpson.

Calm down! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39566599)

Easy tiger - you can get down off the roof now.

Re:Who cares (1)

dumcob (2595259) | about 2 years ago | (#39568031)

This is like saying, to follow what is going on in the entertainment industry you have keep an eye on what Snooki and Kim Kardashian are upto. I am sure Jim Cameron and Peter Jackson agree with you.

Just Installed It - Lets See What The Hype Is Abou (0)

RapidEye (322253) | about 2 years ago | (#39563735)

I've been hearing about this for a while now - just installed it on my Droid Pro.
Lets see if it is worth the kerfuffle!

Re:Just Installed It - Lets See What The Hype Is A (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#39564183)

it's just a bunch of sw-filters on your pics and easy way to post them up.

Re:Just Installed It - Lets See What The Hype Is A (2)

BasilBrush (643681) | about 2 years ago | (#39566015)

Slashdot is just a blog with a comment section. How long have you been here?

Re:Just Installed It - Lets See What The Hype Is A (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#39569575)

longer than you, it seems.
and slashdot isn't being valued at 100mils+.

I mean, if instagram did surface analysis and sampled higher quality parts to pictures based on that or something similar, yeah I'd agree them to be worth 100mil+, but otherwise I'm pretty certain that the revolution will not be instagrammed.

Re:Just Installed It - Lets See What The Hype Is A (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | about 2 years ago | (#39570355)

longer than you, it seems.

Exactly. Slashdot has held your interest for 12 years or so with very pedestrian technology.

and slashdot isn't being valued at 100mils+.

Slashdot belongs to Geeknet, so wo can give it an actual valuation rather then have analysts guessing. Geeknet is worth 92.41 million. Less then Instagram, but in the same ball park.

I mean, if instagram did surface analysis and sampled higher quality parts to pictures based on that or something similar, yeah I'd agree them to be worth 100mil+

LOL! Companies aren't valued on how impressive their technology is. With free services, the value comes in how big the audience is and how susceptible they are to advertising.

Why should I care? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39563737)

What makes this app so special?

Re:Why should I care? (5, Funny)

MrHanky (141717) | about 2 years ago | (#39564135)

It's a photo app that turns the images from your already crap phone camera into even worse photos in the style of a broken Polaroid camera, like all the other photo filter apps out there, but this one is tied to one specific web service. Basically, it takes shittier photos under worse terms.

Re:Why should I care? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39566301)

Go to instagram and the best rated photos. These people have taken your "crap phone camera" and made better art than you local professional photographer with $5000 cameras, that's for sure.

Re:Why should I care? (2)

Naveen Gupta (970308) | about 2 years ago | (#39569669)

The community. No, I'm not referring to the *see-my-boobies-and-follow-me* or *awww-my-cat-is-sooooo-chweet* types, but hey, even ./ has fucktards, doesn't it? Honestly, the Instagram community (users), most of whom are normal people, taking normal pics, of normal places, events and things, have created an incredible collection of millions of pictures searchable via hashtags. Heck I, and many users don't even use Instagram filters or its camera to take pics and rather use some other app like SnapSeed/Camera+ etc. and use Instagram just as a sharing platform. So it's funny how all the fandroids are just trashing it just as a "filter-app"!

Re:Why should I care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39575321)

So it's funny how all the fandroids are just trashing it just as a "filter-app"!

Why do you assume that anyone who doesn't like it is an Android user at all, let alone a "fandroid"?

Great! (4, Insightful)

readandburn (825014) | about 2 years ago | (#39563765)

Now more people can post photos using those terrible filters!

Re:Great! (1)

jmDev (2607337) | about 2 years ago | (#39564145)

It's funny seeing ads for things on eBay with them using those filters for the pictures of what they are selling..

Re:Great! (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about 2 years ago | (#39564833)

I've never seen these filters. Can you point out any examples for the morbidly curious?

Re:Great! (1)

MORB (793798) | about 2 years ago | (#39565241)

I heard of a great website to find such things easily: http://www.google.com/ [google.com]

But basically they are filters that makes contemporary shitty photos taken by smartphones look like 70s shitty photos taken by polaroids, which are considered not shitty anymore because well I don't know, hipsters I guess

camera (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | about 2 years ago | (#39563811)

My Android tablet doesn't have a camera... how does this help me?

Re:camera (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564659)

It provides one more reason as to why you are worthless

Instagram as Played-Out as Sparkle Fairies (1)

InitZero (14837) | about 2 years ago | (#39563839)

Instagram was nifty the first time I saw it... Oh, the halcyon days of photography. Now it is just played-out. Let it go, folks.

Cheers,
Matt

Re:Instagram as Played-Out as Sparkle Fairies (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | about 2 years ago | (#39566105)

It's kind of funny that it's played-out just as Android gets it.

It's kind of like a genre of music or a fashion losing it's cool when parents start to like it.

Re:Instagram as Played-Out as Sparkle Fairies (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39568177)

Trust me it was played out LONG before, its one of those "nifty" things that's fun the first 3-4 times you do it... after that... meh... after that... OMG FUCKING GOD MAKE IT STOP...

Good website (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39563913)

I found this website really useful and very good. I now will check its update daily. You have given good thing about android. you can get Get Android Stuff and Information [techfreeks.com]

Camera360 allready does this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39563915)

and more.

Re:Camera360 allready does this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39563991)

But does it bring the hype machine?

can someone explain the purpose behind it? (1)

alen (225700) | about 2 years ago | (#39563977)

i've used it on iOS a little. i know it does filters, but what is the purpose behind the following and sharing?

it seems that most of these social apps are so you can directly follow your fave celebrities on twitter and say how cool they are when they post a pic. instead of waiting for the monthly magazine with the stalkerazzi photos

Re:can someone explain the purpose behind it? (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | about 2 years ago | (#39566131)

If you're mostly getting stuff from celebrities, it's the social apps way of telling you you have no real friends.

YoYoGames can go to Hell! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564007)

Watch out for this GmExtremacy [slashdot.org] guy. Because of his "sales tactics" (hell, it's even giving salespeople a bad name to make that comparison), noone should buy from their products. Troll marketing at its worst.

Because cell phone pictures are too high quality! (1)

adonoman (624929) | about 2 years ago | (#39564043)

Yay! Now I can make noisy, out-of-focus, lo-res photos even worse and share them with everyone on facebook from my Android and my iPhone!

Wha... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564209)

What the fuck is the Internet?

Re:Wha... (2)

WillgasM (1646719) | about 2 years ago | (#39564291)

The Internet is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another.

Re:Wha... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564499)

The Internet is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another.

Add "useless comments" and "cute photos of kittens" and that statement would be 99% accurate.

The other 1% is the useful usage people get from the internet, which is mostly private forums about various topics such as cooking, gardening, arcade cabinets, electronics, scale models, radio-controlled toys and woodworking.

Not there yet (1)

StillNeedMoreCoffee (123989) | about 2 years ago | (#39564301)

Just checked Google Play and no Instagram yet.

Re:Not there yet (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564419)

Search using the web, and open the link using Google Play. When I searched within Google Play it didn't show up.

Re:Not there yet (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39567825)

I like Google's stuff. I wish they had a search engine, though.

Funny Or Die tweet (1)

Vegan Cyclist (1650427) | about 2 years ago | (#39564393)

Posting because i thought it was apt:

"Really hope someone manages to get a picture of the sky or some food now that Instagram is on android."

I was about to blame \. (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 2 years ago | (#39564491)

...but then I realized the article itself was a factor of 3 off on the number of Instagram users.

From Instagram's own press release today [instagram.com] , they have over 30 million users on their service, not 10 million. The citation for the 10 million number the article uses is an Instagram blog post from 6 months ago [instagram.com] . Lazy journalism if they can't even take the time to read the press release for the topic they're writing about.

Re:I was about to blame \. (1)

hawguy (1600213) | about 2 years ago | (#39565099)

...but then I realized the article itself was a factor of 3 off on the number of Instagram users.

From Instagram's own press release today [instagram.com] , they have over 30 million users on their service, not 10 million. The citation for the 10 million number the article uses is an Instagram blog post from 6 months ago [instagram.com] . Lazy journalism if they can't even take the time to read the press release for the topic they're writing about.

That's ok since the numbers of active users published by any company are already inflated (by a factor of 10?) so being off by a factor of 3 doesn't mean much.

There once was a time when a news source was being lazy when they only reported on what was in the press release, I guess we've sunk even farther when now a journalist is lazy because they didn't even read the press release. I guess eventually we'll reach the point where news articles will read "Something happened today, go google it yourself"

Re:I was about to blame \. (1)

Naveen Gupta (970308) | about 2 years ago | (#39569687)

I guess eventually we'll reach the point where news articles will read "Something happened today, go google it yourself"

Except that worse happens today - news articles read "Something important happened today, but no way on earth are we letting you know what it is. Better, we tell you what didn't happen"

Glad I'm not the only one (2)

RobbieCrash (834439) | about 2 years ago | (#39564591)

That doesn't understand the appeal to this app. I've already got Vignette to do double the crappy hipster filtres that Instagram does; but Vignette gives me the option to customize and make my own.

Re:Glad I'm not the only one (1)

quackPOT (100330) | about 2 years ago | (#39565231)

As lame as most of the shit is on IG, there are some truly great users/pics. Nat Geo, Auto Addicts, Love Food, Discovery Channel, Red Bull, and One Earth are a few of the really good ones that I follow. Their pics are good enough that they don't use the filters. If you can get a good list of users to follow, it is actually a pretty cool app to waste time/battery on.

Re:Glad I'm not the only one (1)

RobbieCrash (834439) | about 2 years ago | (#39565521)

But I've already got Twitter to follow those types of things. Or Flickr where I can view much higher quality images. Or Facebook. Or Tumblr.

I guess I may just be social'ed out and not want to have to craft yet another list of people who make 50 boring posts for every interesting one they post. I know I'm included in that, I just don't see why I should contribute, or pay attention to even more noise.

Re:Glad I'm not the only one (1)

quackPOT (100330) | about 2 years ago | (#39565625)

That's a good point. However, me for example, I don't use any of the services you mentioned, and I've been able to find users that have a good "interesting:not_interesting" ratio, on IG. So I dig it. But I get your point it is utterly redundant for a lot of people who are already using other social apps similar to IG.

Android beats iPhone (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564601)

I just compared the android version vs iPhone version and it looks like the Android version has an extra filter to make your photo look like it was taken with a piece of shit phone camera. I can't find that filter on the iPhone? I kind of wish there was a way to disable that filter. Anybody know if there's a hidden preference somewhere?

What's with the name? (1)

sootman (158191) | about 2 years ago | (#39564627)

I don't know how Google came up with "Play" as a new name. Granted, "iTunes" isn't much better, but at least there's a historical reason for that: once upon a time, it was used for organizing only music, and when theit store first came out, it only sold music. So iTunes grew naturally over time and the name got grandfathered in. If Apple were to start from scratch today with all their content but no name, there's no way they would have named it all "iTunes."

And if Google is really going to make a tablet and call it the Play also... [kindel.com] ugh.

Demographics? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39564673)

Oh god please let the IG users on Droids be less tweens/teenyboppers than the IG iPhone demographics. The popular pic page is already polluted to hell and back with the boy band pics, pedo fodder, and downright stupid shit. The ToS for IG states 13 years or older to use it. I swear at least 1/3rd of their users are under 13, given the garbage that makes it to the popular page.

History repeating (1)

neiras (723124) | about 2 years ago | (#39564987)

Remember 1996? People pirated Photoshop and Kai's Power Tools, then everyone else mocked their photos for containing Lens Flare or Solarize. Or Watercolor.

Why is it that in 2012, people are trying to appear 'artistic' by passing their memories through the same filters everyone else uses? Where's the mockery?

Tangent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X71WXhOyWj8 [youtube.com]

Now if it only worked on more devices (2)

El Rey (61125) | about 2 years ago | (#39566333)

I've been looking to install this to see what all the hype is about and because the Facebook app I work on at work can integrate with it. Unfortunately it's not compatible with my device and from what I've been reading in the comments of the Android news sites it's not compatible with a lot of other devices as well (including tablets like Toshiba Thrive, Acer A500/A100, ASUS Transformer Prime and some HTC, Samsung, and Motorola phones as well).

Totally lame. I don't usually see this many device incompatibility complaints for new apps.

Here's the appeal, to answer your questions (2)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | about 2 years ago | (#39566747)

It makes mundane photos look more interesting. It makes interesting photos more interesting. Some pics lend themselves very well to the Instagram treatment and do have artistic* merit. It makes older people feel nostalgic for the days when photos actually looked like that. It's easy for Joe Average to share photos using it without having to set up their own web server, install Linux on it, get Apache running, install MYSQL, install Wordpress, etc. (I know I know, you can do all that stuff easily without having to use an app like this; well done you tedious fucking know-it-alls).

*Art, for the benefit of the naysayers, evokes an emotion. If a photo looks a certain way that makes you feel excited, nostalgic, happy sad or any other emotion, then it has succeeded in becoming a piece of art. It may not have any monetary value to the Tate Gallery, but among friends and family it can mean a lot.

So why don't you all take your stuck up "I'm too cool for this app" attitudes and your artistic illiteracy back down to Mommy's basement. You're like the guy who said "No wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame." when the iPod came out. Where's he now and where's Apple now? Can you tell me that? Huh? Huh? Well? Can ya?

Re:Here's the appeal, to answer your questions (2)

Omestes (471991) | about 2 years ago | (#39567113)

It makes mundane photos look more interesting.

No, it makes mundane photos look like they were passed through filters.

It makes interesting photos more interesting.

No, it makes interesting photos look like they were passed through filters (and thus are less interesting).

Some pics lend themselves very well to the Instagram treatment and do have artistic* merit.

Yes, some do. But sadly most of them look like mundane pictures passed though filters.

...and do have artistic* merit... Art, for the benefit of the naysayers, evokes an emotion. If a photo looks a certain way that makes you feel excited, nostalgic, happy sad or any other emotion, then it has succeeded in becoming a piece of art

Is this all art is now? That is, in my opinion, rather depressing. Art, as a rule, also depends on a level of mastery, skill, technique, experience, and control. A crappy out-of-focus snapshot, taken on a crappy phone camera, and run through some quick pre-rolled filters doesn't really fit any of these. Yes, one or two people can probably do something great with it, but a majority of it is utter and complete crap (aesthetically). I don't really have the time to suss out the 1 beautiful work out of the 100 million boring LOMO HDR cats.

So why don't you all take your stuck up "I'm too cool for this app" attitudes and your artistic illiteracy back down to Mommy's basement.

... Wow. If you had a point, you pretty much rendered it irrelevant. I'm not too cool for squat, I just find it useless. I'm sorry I don't subscribe to your personal idea of "cool". Though, conversely, I rather doubt you subscribe to mine, so why don't you head back to your mother's basement? This is life... I don't agree with you, and that has no bearing on your own enjoyment of something, so why so defensive?

As for your Apple comparison... Er... You're comparing apples to oranges.

Re:Here's the appeal, to answer your questions (0)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | about 2 years ago | (#39567555)

I don't live with my mother, I live with your mother. Remember? When I'm done boning her tonight I must tell her to give you a good clip around the ear for being so unbiddable, you little scamp.

I mean, are you so fucking stupid that you can't understand the meaning of some? I said that "some" have artistic merit as a result of being run through Instagram. In any case you haven't seen any of the photos that I've seen, so who the fuck are you to say that they're all crap? Fuck you! Fuck you to high heaven you fucking turd!

Re:Here's the appeal, to answer your questions (1)

inode_buddha (576844) | about 2 years ago | (#39570507)

A couple weeks ago, while taking my asian girlfriend shopping at the local mall, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john, Steve Jobs -- the messiah himself -- came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was busy and in any case I was sure the security guards wouldn't even let me shake his hand.

As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured. The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as his cock -- or at least as I imagined it!

I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a liberal thinker and had been an Apple customer since 1984. Of course I'd had fantasies of meeting Jobs, sucking his cock and balls, not to mention sucking his asshole clean, but I never imagined I would have the chance. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of Steve Jobs, the chosen one.

Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract?

I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled.

I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big half nigger cock, beating my meat like a madman, and thrusting my pink iPod Shuffle into my ass. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was that Steve Jobs wasn't there to see my loyalty and wash it down with his piss.

I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit. It's even better than reading an Apple press release!

Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my handkerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom.

I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process.

I often think of Steve Jobs dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful Apple customer.

I'm glad the only thing the Slashdot community... (1, Insightful)

Lordfly (590616) | about 2 years ago | (#39567079)

...gets from this story is that it's "just" a social media app, "just" a stupid way to put filters on your crappy cell phone pics.

Sure is. And it's going to make their founders mountains of cash. If it were so easy, why didn't you come up with it? Eh? Is making money beneath you, snobby Slashdot User?

Re:I'm glad the only thing the Slashdot community. (2)

Swampash (1131503) | about 2 years ago | (#39569839)

To misquote a movie I haven't even seen, "If you could have invented Instagram, you would have invented Instagram."

I use Instagram every day. It's fucking awesome.

And the developers didn't consider Android important enough to do an Android port until the iPhone app was just right.

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