Filter-crazy cellphone photographers have certainly been on a downloading frenzy over the last 24 hours, with the hugely popular and much anticipated Instagram app for Android scoring 1 million downloads in less than a day after being made available on Google Play. This is not surprising at all.
Given the huge pent-up demand for the photo filter and sharing app, it’s to be expected that amateur photographers around the world will lap up Instagram in order to show off their artistic side. When the developer opened registration for Instagram on March 24, more than 430,000 people signed up for it.
If you feel like you’re missing some filtered picture frame moments in your life, you may want to venture outside the stock camera on your Android device and give Instagram a try. The app allows you to apply various filters to your pictures, as well as giving you the ability to share them with friends and family on various social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare. You can even stalk follow pictures of your crush to see what he or she wears today.
To celebrate the launch, Instagram also revealed some statistics about its service:
Unfortunately, the fragmentation issue that is faced by many (not all) Android developers rears its ugly head once more. For now, Instagram doesn’t seem to be compatible with all Android devices yet, yours truly included. Moreover, the spanking fresh HTC One X doesn't seem to be compatible either.
Instagram for Android has so far received positive feedbacks. More than just a straight port of the iOS version, the developers behind Instagram managed to improve some aspects of the app, such as the user’s Profile screen. Don’t forget to check out our review of Instagram coming soon.