by Brendan Lynch, 1 month ago
It has been exactly a year since Instagram launched its application for Android. It was a complete success the moment it hit the Google Play Store. As a result, the application has grown to boast…
Not a fan of the Instagram mobile web version as you know it? Apparently Instagram wasn't either.
Instagram has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its mobile photo page. The Instagram desktop version's update came about three months ago, and this update just helps bring the mobile version in line with its bigger brother, including the new look and feel found in the desktop version.
The update also makes it easier to comment and ‘like' photos. The idea with the redesign was to give users an easier experience when sharing and liking photos outside of the actual mobile Instagram apps. This could also be ideal for mobile operating systems that might not support an official Instagram app, like the upcoming Firefox OS.
Considering the huge bug issue that recently hurt the reputation of Instagram's Android app, it's possible that some Android users might also just end up using the redesigned mobile browser pages for all their sharing and viewing needs.
For those who didn't upgrade or hear about it, Instagram 3.0 showed up in August with some new features and one very serious bug.
The very serious security glitch made it possible for total strangers to view private geotagged images. Essentially, this meant that anyone could see where the photos were taken and when. The feature was supposed to be for friends and approved individuals only. Needless to say, this was a pretty big screw up. The bug has since been fixed, but the damage was already done.
What do you think of the new mobile browser version of Instagram's site? Consider it a major improvement over the old look?