Anything is possible

https://www.instagram.com/daniel_rubino/

More tomorrow.

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

314 Comments
  • They released the API???
  • or someone found a way around it?
  • I think they did release the API. http://instagram.com/developer/
  • I think those API's are only to get data, not to publish.
  • I think the new API allows upload now.
  • The API, at least as it appears under the API console, does not enable any mechanism for submitting media (images):
    http://instagram.com/developer/api-console/
    That means that they are not supporting WP yet, or any third party app for uploading.
  • 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: 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. 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.
  • Thanks!
  • :)
  • Hopefully, and by tomorrow he means today Tuesday or tomorrow Wednesday?
  • 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.
  • And here is the youtube walkthrough.... :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv9UQRYt2LM
  • You tricky bastard.
  • And stop teasing Dani...
  • Really do we finally get to shut up the whiners?
  • Sadly no. It says Instagraph.
  • Instagram won't let you use their name on a third party app. They did just open up the api's though
  • Your move Liquid Daffodil. =)
  • 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.
  • The new API allows you to post as well as view and like. That's what this article is about.
  • Unfortunately not. http://instagram.com/developer/api-console/
    The new API allows adding relationships, comments, likes, and subscriptions. It does not enable adding media, tags, or locations.
  • http://www.instagram.com/developer/endpoints/media "At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this..."
  • At this time... I think that was written before yesterday. We'll see
  • +1
  • all right, for the record, April Fools Day is freaking over
  • Sixty comment is mine!
  • hahahhaha. I have to do this!! The Instagram on Windows Phone´s Saga continues tomorrow...
    I cant handle this anymore!
  • Not an official app tho?
  • ...and there it is. Even if they get to play they won't be happy
  • Haters will always need something to hate on
  • +1
  • 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?
  • The difference is this looks fugly compared to official Instagram clients.
  • From this one pic? The app is fugly? The upload screen? Really?
  • If the developer(s) cared about aesthetics, they wouldn't have such an upload screen.
  • ^Troll
  • 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.
  • +1
  • Open API? :o
  • Screw up WP7 owners?
  • They better not
  • No Dan. YOU TELL US NOW.
  • People are going to go nuts
  • I love Aviary. What does it have to do with instagram though? :o
  • Appears this app would just be using that for photo effects..
  • And maybe uploading to insta? :o
  • Would appear so from the screenshots. Guess we will find out soon enough
  • Hopefully. :)
  • This same day  (tomorrow) last year, the Android version was released
  • 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 .
  • Oh no he didn't.
  • Loooool !!!!
  • Seriously?
  • Dan... Don't be that guy ... No one likes that guy...
  • ^ this
  • +1
  • +1
  • Hey Dani you don't mind me comming over tonight?
  • 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
  • There's only one app that I want for wp8. That is amazons cloud player
  • I agree!
  • Thurrot? Is that you?
  • Lmao if it is
  • Amen to that!
  • Would love this app as well.
  • 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?
  • The Instagram API has been released to developers, though:  http://instagram.com/developer/
  • This is getting intense!
  • Oh man here we go again !
  • Oh snap! He Went there.
  • Its about to go down ! (say it with your chest lol)
  • Omg. I wanna know now!!!!
  • That "share on instagram" logo looks very interesting...
  • Yeah mess up people's sleep..
  • It better not have a boring UI that resembles a port.
  • Clearly a third party app.
  • Ugly.
  • Seriously man..shut up...
  • Watch out your BALL, dude. People gonna mad if you were lying.
  • I feel like Nokia is behind this.
  • Cinemagraph.....instagraph
  • I really want instagram on my phone! And after the App I want it integrated with my phone please.
  • I CALL BULLSH*T. PIC ON INSTAGRAM PAGE IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE PIC ON THE PHONE ON THE ARTICLE.
  • 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
  • You can play internet detective all you want, but in the end, I won't be the one looks silly ;)
  • Daniel, why tomorrow?!?
  • Probably an news embargo that gets lifted tomorrow.
  • http://instagram.com/venetasoft are they cropped too ;) ?
  • Seems like you might know what's going on. Waiting until today to find out more.
  • oh shit, he just went there.
  • What's instagraph? Maybe they released their API? This has me intrigued, I'm following him now. Lets see where this goes..
  • This is gonna be one long night...
  • LOL!
  • 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.
  • Instagram for BlackBerry (anything is possible)
  • Great news, this is a game changer for Nokia and Windows Phone even though I won't use it.
  • If it is not a April fools joke it better be for all phones not just Nokia.
  • 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...
  • Hello, 928. Brought Instagram with you? How thoughtful of you.
  • API probably gonna be released
  • It is released:  http://instagram.com/developer/
  • That API is for viewing only. Not posting. Businesswise, there is absolutely zero reason for instagram to release their full API.
  • I better wake up tomorrow with a instagram app! But honestly I don't really care anymore....
  • 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
  • I read the topic title...  and can only think of Kevin Garnett screaming it outloud on National TV back in '08.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcz_kDCBTBk
    If this is a prelude to an Instagram announcement (or the API being released...) ...hallelujah. 
  • Haha agreed on KG
  • AANNNNNNNNNYTHING IISSSSS POS