6tag, the first Instagram client for Windows Phone with video upload support and more, is now available
Tonight, Rudy Huyn’s long awaited Instagram client 6tag has gone live in the Windows Phone Store. The app, which was recently renamed from 6tagram due to copyright issues, is the first 100% API compliant Instagram app for Windows Phone 8 devices (Windows Phone 7.x support is expected later).
The app is a free download with in-app purchases to remove ads ($1.29) and to enable optional video uploads ($1.49), though users get one-free upload to test the experience. The app, loosely based off of Huyn’s other work, 6Sec (for Vine), features the same easy to use design along with every feature that Instagram offers, plus more.
Features of 6tag for Windows Phone 8
- 100% original filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
- Video recording with cut scenes
- Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
- Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare, VK
- Unlimited picture uploads
- geotag your posts
- Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
- Front & Back camera support
- And much much more...
In addition, the app has a Live Tile with counter for notifications and Lens support to quickly snap and upload an image to the Instagram network.
The app is not official or endorsed by Instagram though they did clear the name and any potential copyright issues beforehand, ensuring that the app won’t be removed for any future claims. The app uses a reversed engineered API to access the Instagram network, though Instagram is evidently looking the other way on this matter despite it technically violating their terms of service.
Head to the Store to download 6tag now for your Windows Phone 8 device (including 512MB phones). Free (with optional in-app purchases). Thanks, everyone, for the tips!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
But in the other hand I'm considering to get the Video playback and video :P
EDIT: Nevermind! Figured it out after searching around for a while!
Habrá que abrir un foro para los dominicanos aquí en WP central.
to remove adds, only hit the "x" in the edge of an add.
Daniel is just busy with V2.
Once again, congrats man!!! 6tag is probably the best made for WP....
They are all very busy, this is not their full time job and they have lives, but if you charge money for the app (I know it wasn't much) there is a certain commitment to supporting it regulary.
I appreciate what Daniel Gary did and Instance was a great start, but it would have been nice if he put in the time earlier on and not when Rudy started talking about 6tag.
Also, it crashed maybe twice in my experience. Maybe it's your phone's fault.
So I have to pay $3.39 to have full access?
wetworker on instagram. add me.
"Unification" is the closet thing to a notification center, but not a whole lot of developers on board at this point. It's believed that a notification center is coming in the 8.1 update, which should launch early 2014 (sooner if we're lucky. I'm not feeling lucky though, so yeah, next year.)
Its weird, because my password still works on the instagram website and my other device...
EDIT: not sure what happened, but it works now.. and I love it!
I could deal with switching between using both once in a while.
find me on 6tag , username - iasyraf .
Double tap or swipe right or left for additional options.
One gripe would be the battery drains like a champ too. But I'm pretty sure it will be resolved with a update.
Oh and being able to reply directly to a comment would be great. Otherwise perfect and I love it more than the official app on my old iP4.
Once question though, is there any way to share a video you have already recorded? I can record videos in the app and upload but how about ones you already have saved in your library? Is this a limitation of the OS not allowing acces to video library. Resolved with GDR2 by any chance?
But here in Norway i cant seem to find the app in the app store.
Same goes for 6sec app, i've been searching for it the last week and only today it showed up on my search.
Maybe Norwegian app store has some sort of restriction on apps? if so... very "smart" move of microsoft
Like that there'e a notification counter at the top tho, so now i dont have to keep swiping to the left (instance) to see if something's new
Only complaint,,,Why had a large tile if it doesnt do anything but show the same logo as the small tile?
How these guys have failed to see that there is clearly a strong demand for such apps on our platform is beyond me. Its rather shocking.
I'm glad the 3rd party exists to do what others won't, can't or are too slow to bring to market.
One thing that I did notice, and maybe this is just me, but in Instance if I do a search for "John Doe" user I can find him. In 6tag, it seems that I have to search for johndoe to find him. The problem with that is that I might know the person's first and last name but not his/her username. I guess for that I will continue to use Instance.
You know what's funny? You could make an excellent Windows Phone Instagram app by modeling it directly on the WP Central app. :)
I have no clue what the big deal about Instagram is, but apparently this has bothered a lot of people for a long time, so I'm happy for that. If only there could be the same outcry for the lack of physical keyboards/bluetooth keyboards with WP8 maybe something would get done!
Is there also an activity log (who commented on your photos, who liked photos, ....) ?
Obviously some people reported the lack of policy button to Microsoft . Its a typical situation when a new flashy restaurant opens and the fast food next door calls health inspection to shut them down! Cheap and ephemeral tactics. Lost respect to a certain developer after that. 6tag will be visible again soon.
I can type them in with no problem, but when searching for my pictures under those hashtags, none show up.
I have unistalled and reinstalled and it still won't open, does anyone know how to fix this?
I have also done a soft reset on the phone.