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Clearly yet revealed. How would you know if they gave them their blessing? Best to reserve judgement until we hear more word. 

At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

  1. Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.
  2. We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.

Let me guess. Microsoft got whitelist access.

Always thought the reason they give about fighting spam and low quality photos are bullshit, considering Instagram supports low end Android devices with crappy cameras.

According to www.plaffo.com (WPCentral wouldn't allow me to post the link, complaining it is spam), this app will appear in the App Store in a couple of days. And it won't be a Nokia exclusive.

That API doesn't allow you to post pictures. Only view pictures and like. That's how instacam works

Well he sure is insinuating that Instagraph can post pictures by the photo above so I guess we'll see what's up tomorrow when he elaborates.

Why would it matter if it is an official app or not? I could care less, as long as we can view and post pictures to instagram that is all that matters.

Just think Rowi, mehdoh, Gleek/Cowlick, etc. for Twitter. If quality devs can make a great Instagram experience with all the same functionality as the 1st party, who cares?

If you've ever seen an official instagram app, you'd know they look like hot shit on a sidewalk. They are aesthetically fugly with such a plain, generic look that they look like an idiot designed them. From just this one pic instagraph already looks much nicer.

Ohh man , has it been that long ?
Android's version is pathetic though , it's a sad dumbed port of iOS's app !
I had it in my Atrix (before I sold it for an 8X) & I have it my Xoom .

Haha im eagerly awaiting Instagram as well but have absolutely no issue with this ridiculous teaser, this is hilarious we need more of this hahah

It's a fake/april fool. The image on his lumia and the one on instagram aren't the same. He probably posted the image from an android or iPhone device.

Because it would be impossible to zoom in on a pic on a mobile phone, giving the look that it had been cropped?

Also, settle down, your yelling is hurting my eyes

What's instagraph? Maybe they released their API? This has me intrigued, I'm following him now. Lets see where this goes..

At this point, I won't believe anything until I can download an app that can post pictures on instagram. Still intrigued though...

Greatest April fools joke ever. Dan posted the story about the imposter instagram app at midnight (about 22.5 hours ago). So who would have believed it was real? Now we see this. Ha.Ha.Ha.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is a Nokia timed exclusive.  No proof, but he's showing it on his 920, and lately he's been showing more stuff on the Ativ S.  Also the name, Instagraph, sounds a lot like Cinemagraph, a Nokia photo editing app.  And #2Instawithlove, the Nokia campaign that could very well have been an intentional marketing game leading up to the release of this app.  We'll see tomorrow...

That API is for viewing only. Not posting. Businesswise, there is absolutely zero reason for instagram to release their full API.

I'm assuming that Instagram released APIs and Instagraph is the first third party app to take advantage of them. We will see, either way I'm excited to see what this is about

Is Instagram really important or just the app fad of the day that will be abandoned by the time WP gets it? I still remember how people wouldn't shut up about how important Draw Something was. I can't see myself ever looking at Instagram photos. Filters are not that interesting to look at and they ruin good photos. I really don't get this one.

Yes its important because instagram is essentially a social network. Some people use instagram instead of fb to view their friends pics.

I don't currently use it, but I probably would a bit to better stay in touch with some people I know. It's more about the social part of the service, not the filters. And a game has MUCH less longevity than a huge social network like FB, Twitter, or Instagram so yes this is great for the platform assuming this is what people hope it is.

Are you really comparing instagram to Facebook and twitter? Fb has a billion users and twitter has 200 million. Insta has 30 million users. I get what you are saying but they are by no means the must have social network

That's the beauty in choice. You won't ever have to use Instagram if you don't want to. People who want to can (hopefully soon so we can move on to other topics)

It is important because it's popular. Once you have the apps and services people want then people can just make a buying decision based on the UI/OS they prefer. The services & apps that are popular change over time, WP has to keep up to succeed.

Its a third party app with instragam release of API......hope it works like the real app....otherwise we will hear and see the complains everywhere...what happened to Microsoft's big surprise

Even if they get to upload, they won't care because it isn't the "official" one. Hopefully WPGram will update their app with uploading.

I disagree some 3rd party apps are better than official apps. We don't have official Starbucks app but why would we need it when we have SBUX Card. Compared to iOS or Android official app its way better.

Just a late April Fools joke...

At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

  1. Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.
  2. We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.

 

Never really understood this seeing as people post some stuff bordering on spam and low quality anyways (that includes people I know).

I probably wouldn't generalize that far. I think most know what the deal is. However, there are in fact some professionals, and beyond average enthusiasts who post their work on Instagram

Are you serious? 90% of insta photos come from teenager who snaps themselves in front of a mirror. C'mon iphone users arent able to use even their aged phone, insta users arent so "super photographers", believe me :D

The only thing I can deduce from the picture is that this app, Instagraph, uses Aviary photo filters and let's you post them on Instagram. Now, we need to know who's behind it, when it's gonna be released, etc.

Dan, I hope you're hating to be that guy... Making us wait and stuff.

Woo I don't care if its not the official app as long as I can post insta pics from my windows phone ill be stoked ^.^

ok that is just cruel. i've never used instagram but thought i'd click on the instagram link to see what the photo was and ewww the instagram site has a iOS app gui feel to it.... i soooooooo wanna vomit. 

All that does on iOS is launch the instagram app to do the uploading. The uploading isn't done via the third party app.

I guess someone finally reversed engineered the android version of the app and made the upload possible

that why I said there is a case of reverse engineering here. Because the api still does not allow for uploads or will ever allow for uploads

They've already allowed an app on IOS to share/upload photos to Instagram and said they'll be releasing it to all. So you're wrong, fortunately for us!

It should be illegal, Instagram will ask Ms to delete the App from Store after 5 minutes. Instagraph is 100% legal.

Yet they don't use the API :)). Hmmm I don't think you can prove in court that the method is ilegal. Sure it can still go down

Instagram onslaught continues. Good if they opened the APIs, but I would love to see them being implemented ASAP.
Uh! Can't wait for tomorrow.
Sure, you guys know how to tease!

I'm Hawaii its still April first so do u guys mean tomorrow as in April 2nd or the mainlands tomorrow as in April 3rd?

I think he means the 2nd... it's really considered late night

at least that is what i'm hoping he meant =)

I know couple friends who want to switch from Android to WP8. But not going to until WP8 gets instagram.

This better be good news...aviary is sometimes way to slow for me. And I want a lens integration please.

I don't care about Instagram whatsoever. However, I just woke up in the middle of the night and saw this. I started chuckling out loud and saying "their heads are going to explode." After the whole joke from the Windows Phone site from Sunday/Monday, I expect that there are at least 25 people who have seen this and peed themselves.

I think he just used Instagraph to read (readonly api right?) his post on Instagram so he would not show the real application. What you say?

As long as the app is good and its for 7.8 to then were good but other then that id rather have an official one!

If you look at the api it does support upload if you have instagram app installed. So ios only:(

Who really cares? Love my 920 and I have few android tabs with instagram and have never used it. I really don't care if it comes or not

But you should care - because it is the one thing which keeps many people from switching to Windows phone, and that I quess you would like (more people on wp).

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