By Cody Lee on Dec 8, 2012
Back in November, The New York Times reported that Twitter was looking to add Instagram-like photo filters to its official web and mobile clients. The move would allow, if not encourage, users to bypass the popular photo-sharing service.
Today comes a follow-up report from Mike Isaac over at AllThingsD, who says that Twitter is indeed working on adding photo filters to its service, a it’s hoping to release them via an application update in time for the holiday season… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2012
If a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures, this one’s worth gold. Taking iPhone photography to a whole new level, director Arturo Perez Jr. edited together a total of 1905 photos of San Francisco for the song “Invasión” by Mexico City-based band The Plastics Revolution. It tells a tale of a young couple finding love amid an indie-pop backdrop. The snaps were taken mostly on an iPhone and ss you can see for yourself, the results are nothing short of amazing…. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 2, 2012
It looks like Twitter is about to make a pretty significant move on the mobile front. According to a new report, the social network is about to push out an update to its mobile apps that will add the ability for users to upload photos with Instagram-like filters…. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2012
Intstagram pulled a Skitch with yesterday’s update in that the company has removed live filters from the iPhone 5. As Instagram fans could tell you, the live previewing feature is pretty popular because it lets you quickly apply Instagram’s trademark photo filters right before hitting the shutter button, so you can see what the photo being taken would look like with the desired effect.
Though Instagram confirmed that live filters will be phased out from both the iOS and Android apps, developers left a stealthy workaround in place to re-enable live previewing on the iPhone 5… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 25, 2012
Instagram has finally been updated for iOS 6, and more importantly, the app has been updated to take advantage of the 4 inches of screen real estate the iPhone 5 has to offer.
Besides the few bug fixes that you might not even notice, the big changes come to the photo uploader and filters. iPhone 5 users will appreciate that the filters don’t overlap on the photo anymore, leaving you plenty of space to see what your photo will actually look like… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2012
Social networking giant announced intentions to acquire Facebook for a staggering $1 billion back in April, pending customary regulatory approval. Following its careful and thorough review, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared the way for the transaction last month.
The deal was subsequently valued at around $747.1 million, $300 million in cash and 22,999,412 shares of Facebook common stock. As the deal is now closed, the Instagram team will relocate to the Facebook offices. Don’t worry, they will continue to develop and enhance the Instagram app we’ve all grown to love… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2012
Over the past two years, Instagram has provided a mobile platform for millions of people to share filtered photos of everything from sunsets to cups of coffee. And yes, even food.
And now, the folks over at D2M are trying to provide a way for you to share these photos in a different way, with their Android-based, Instagram feeding photo frame… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2012
Though we are fairly confident that we know what the next iPhone will look like, there’s no way to know all of its features and what it’s capable of until Apple announces it next month.
But that didn’t stop Adam Sacks from speculating. The artist has produced a familiar-looking parody of what he thinks the big feature of the iPhone 5 will be. And it’s quite funny… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 25, 2012
Instagram just pushed out a new version of its iOS app, the first update following its $1 billion deal with Facebook.
Instagram version 2.5 brings out half a dozen new features, including a revamped profiles tab, a brand new Explore section and the ability to share your likes to Facebook, to name a few.
If anything, we now know Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was telling the truth when he promised to maintain Instagram as a standalone app.
Full changelog and screenies after the break… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2012
When social network Path released its Android app following the successful debut on the iPhone, barely anyone paid notice. But when Instagram went Android, it spurred lots of controversy. Even Apple’s marketing boss Phil Schiller stopped using the app because it “jumped the shark” when it went to Android.
The debate over iPhone exclusives going Android really heated up with yesterday’s announcement of Instapaper of Android, Marco Arment’s read-later program which became a huge success on the iOS platform.
Should Apple work harder to secure iOS exclusives, which have been around in the console business for ages? Or perhaps this is nothing to get worked up about? Cast your vote now… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 23, 2012
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz had poured a cool quarter million dollars into Instagram back when it was just a small startup called Burbn.
Though it never took off, its photo-sharing component was doing quite well, giving birth to the widely popular Instagram photo-sharing service.
Even though Horowitz never invested in Instagram again, they’re poised to walk away with a cool $78 million once the $1 billion deal with Facebook closes.
That’s a nice 312 times premium on a $250,000 investment, but they could have made potentially hundreds of millions of dollars if they chose to back Burbn in series-B funding.
Instead, the investors gave cofounding CEO Kevin Systrom back information rights and pro rata rights to the series B, never investing in Instagram again… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2012
If you couldn’t believe those hipsters who stopped using Instagram just because it sold out to Facebook for a staggering $1 billion, wait ’till you hear this.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president, apparently stopped using Instagram because the photo sharing service recently expanded to Android.
It’s hardly a surprise, if you think of it. Schiller, a prominent figure in Apple’s public presentations, has been a member of the company’s executive leadership team since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997.
Being in charge of worldwide marketing at Apple and an active Twitter user, Schiller would be foolish to continue supporting a hugely popular service that up until recently used to be an iOS exclusive… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Apr 19, 2012
I’ve really gotten into iPhoneography within the last couple months and my most used app for processing images is without a doubt Snapseed. Available as a universal download in the App Store, Snapseed hadn’t been updated for the iPad Retina display until today.
But Retina display support isn’t the only new addition in this updated version… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2012
As most of you know by now, Facebook has just acquired Instagram, the popular photo sharing service, for a cool $1 billion. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg made the cheerful announcement from his Facebook page earlier today.
But not everyone is excited about the buyout. In fact, a lot of folks have told us that they plan on ditching their Instagram accounts now that the social network is in charge. So we’ve put together this easy guide on how to do just that… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2012
This is pretty crazy: Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg just announced that the social network has acquired Instagram for a staggering $1 billion in cash and stock.
Instagram, once an iPhone-exclusive photo sharing service, has around 30 million users, that upload around 5 million photos per day. Keep reading for the full press release… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 5, 2012
By now, you should be familiar with the iPhone-exclusive social network called Instagram. Instagram is used by many and allows you to share photos taken with your iPhone’s camera.
We love showing you guys cool projects over at Kickstarter, and today, we have one that’s based around Instagram. The crew over at BREAKFAST have created a new device called Instaprint that prints Instagram photos, based on the location of where the photos are taken at… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 10, 2012
Instagram has blown up as one of the most popular iOS apps on the App Store, allowing users to simply share moments in their life through photos.
Tonight, the Instagram app has been updated to version 2.1, which has added three new features… Read More