The Nexus 7 tablet started shipping only last Friday – and it’s already selling out with certain third-party retailers – and we already have the first Android updated with support for the 7-inch device.
Unsurprisingly, it’s Instagram that was updated for the Nexus 7, a popular photo-sharing app that was recently launched on Google Play and that was recently purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. Although, truth be told, the Nexus 7 is not exactly a device to take pictures with, especially since it only comes with a front-facing camera for video chatting – and that’s a 1.2-megapixel camera, not necessarily recommended for Instagram [...]
Nothing is more refreshing than having the chance to take a peek at different local places or even distant parts of the world without actually having to deal with the hassles of traveling.
Say for example, you want to see the recently opened Sky Tree Tower in Japan, but you don’t have the luxury of time to go out of the country and leave your job. Perhaps you’d settle on just letting it pass, while hoping that someday, the chance would come knocking on your door. But, more often than not, you feel inclined to find ways to see the view without compromising your entire business.
You may not be able to fly out to the destination of your dreams just yet [...]
Although some may have considered it a passing whim, Instagram is becoming more popular by the day, both on iOS and on Android. In Google Play, the free photo sharing program has crossed the 10 million download mark a while ago, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the 50 million landmark reached sometime soon.
Part of the app’s monster success is owed to the consistent support offered by developers, who’ve now announced the release of yet another Instagram update. Both the iOS and the Android versions have received the new update, but iPhone users should be happy to find out that their improvements and tweaks are far more significant than the ones pushed out to the [...]
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 [...]