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 versions 2.2 and above, the app has been specifically tweaked to suit Android, including functionality for the three capacitive button strip on Android 4.0. Instagram developers have put in a lot of time and effort into this, instead of taking the easy path and simply port the iPhone app.
Instagram already boasts over 27 million registered iOS users and will only gain in popularity with the Android release. The app has already gathered over 430,000 sign-ups before its official launch.
If you want to join the vintage-filter craze or just want to see what’s all the fuss about, download Instagram from Android from the Google Play Store here.