With more and more people accessing the web on their mobile devices, web companies strive create apps that can recreate a full web browsing experience, albeit in a simpler package. A consistent user interface across devices can drive people to use it more, which is vital for companies like Facebook, that increasingly depend on mobile ads.
The latest revision of the Facebook app for Android and iOS, as well as its mobile site, brings an improved design for the posts in news feed. Gone are the days when you had to squint your eyes to figure out the thumbnail pictures in the news feed. The photos in the feed will now show up three times bigger. Aside from that, the [...]
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and one of the youngest billionaires in the world, shocked us all when he announced that Facebook would purchase Instagram for $1 billion. The deal went through immediately, and, while most industry pundits saw it as the action of an eccentric, wealthy young man, the acquisition might have been part of a well-thought “strategy” after all.
At least that’s what financial analysts are claiming after reviewing the results of a very interesting ComScore report. According to the report, people actually spend more time on Facebook on their mobile devices over than their PCs.
The study was conducted in the US, but its results [...]
Instagram has been in the news a lot recently. It launched on Android only a few weeks ago and enjoyed over 1 million downloads on its first day on Google Play. Then Facebook decided to buy the 13 person company for $1 billion! Naturally, the Facebook purchase rocketed the app to even greater popularity with the acquisition being covered by the mainstream media.
When a cyber criminal sees something popular, especially on a mobile device, it becomes a very tempting target and Instagram has been no different. A Russian group has created a fake Instagram web site which offers downloads of the app directly from the site (rather than from Google Play) and, in doing so, is [...]
If you can dream it, Google can probably make it. And if you’re lucky, it’ll spawn countless parodies on YouTube and end up on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. We’re talking about Google Glass and Instagram, two sizzling topics of last week that have somewhat irked the host, all in jest, of course.
In his usual irreverent style, Jon Stewart wonders about the absurdity of Google Glass and the recent acquisition of Instagram by Facebook. Does the comedian extraordinaire think that Google is “the world’s biggest database of people whizzing in public?” Did he really say that Instagram ruins pictures? Why would Facebook pay $1 billion for that? And where does a time machine [...]
Only eight days have passed since Instagram for Android has been made available for download on Google Play, but so much has happened over this week. The Android app has already been downloaded more than five million times and two updates have made their way to the Play Store. Oh, and I almost forgot – Facebook will pay one billion dollars to acquire Instagram.
I don’t know about you, but I’d call that a pretty darn good week. And even though some might rest on their laurels after such a wild ride, enjoy the success, and pop a different champagne bottle every half an hour, the people behind Instagram’s success are once again showing us they are in this [...]
A few days ago we had some articles on Instagram, the immensely popular photo-editing and sharing application. It gained unbelievable momentum on iOS, and was released to Android late last month.
Facebook’s owner Mark Zuckerberg announced their planned acquisition of the application for One Billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) on his public Timeline. This compensation is understood to be a mixture of Cash and Stock.
It seems that Instagram will continue to be built as a separate entity to Facebook, but the services will start to have increasing inter-network ties to one another.
An important point to note in the letter is:
“We think the [...]
After what seemed to be an endless wait, Instagram for Android is finally here! The app was officially announced last month at SXSW, but only became available in Google Play yesterday, starting off a download craze that propelled the app almost instantly to the top of the download charts. Those of you who have been envious on the vintage looking images found in countless Facebook and Twitter posts (all uploaded by iOS users) can now rejoice.
According to the celebratory stats published today, Instagram has reached over 30 million registered users, which make it the largest mobile-based social network in the world. The same figures show that Instagram for Android has [...]
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 [...]
Instagram is a photo filter and sharing app that allows you to change the look and feel of a picture taken on your smartphone and share it with your friends. Customizations include changing the colors, mood, borders, and tonality of the photo, which you can post for all to see on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or FourSquare. The makers of Instagram also promise Flickr support to come soon.
The wildly popular photo filter app, which has thus far been an iOS exclusive, is now available for Android. First presented at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Instagram has certainly taken its time with the Android release, but it has been well worth the wait. Available for Android [...]
Instagram coming to Android is bound to be the newest craze in the Android app world, with fans of the image sharing service finally having something to look forward to. After announcing the upcoming Android app at SXSW a couple of weeks ago, the Instagram team opened up a snazzy sign-up page, where you can leave your email to get notified about the new app, as soon as it’s available. With all the buzz, will Instagram on Android reach the level of popularity it enjoys on iOS? This is something that only time will tell.
What we know for sure is that Instagram has over 27 million registered users on iOS, so it is only natural for the Instagram team to let Android [...]