Regarding Instagraph clearing the Windows Phone Store...

Enough said.

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.

220 Comments
  • Good news!
  • Bad news! People will still complain its not an official app. Just let the ratings speak for themselves to see if people like it or hate it. Being the first to do something you're taking a risk. I'm just glad you can upload, who cares about browsing, use the app of your choice for that. Who knows what will be in the future updates of this app, it might be all in one. Upload/view.
  • You can't share to social networks. Upload is good if you want to keep it in Instagram but if you want to post to Facebook than this app doesn't cut it. It will take you two apps on Windows Phone and still only get 66% functionality versus 100% functionality with only 1 legitimate Instagram app. This app leaves a lot to be desired. We need Instagram to open up their APIs and that is the only way Windows Phone users will have a real Instagram experience. This app is wack.
  • If you have ur accounts connected, it will automatically post on ur other networks if u have it set that way. Instagram that is, not the app itself.
  • Will you be able to share photos to Facebook?
  • If I understand correctly, from the app, no. But if you go online and connect ur FB account with ut Instagram account. Whenever u post a pic it shud show on FB. So when u pist on Instagraph (the app) it shud post to FB on Instagtams end.
  • This post reads like you are totally pist. Second or third pint?
  • Ummmm....what? I don't understand where u get that and I'm not sure why ur asking about pints.
  • I beleive he is infering that you have had a couple of beers as your spelling in your post is atrocious.
  • One misspelled word, and my spelling is atrocious? That's pretty harsh. Damn. No room for error with you, huh?
  • Only one misspelled word? "If I understand correctly, from the app, no. But if you go online and connect ur FB account with ut Instagram account. Whenever u post a pic it shud show on FB. So when u pist on Instagraph (the app) it shud post to FB on Instagtams end.?"
  • Really, jerky? U never heard of text-short hand? Its what u use when ur typing on ur phone or an IM client to send messages faster. I thought u guys were referring to when I wrote "pist" instead of post. I didn't think u guys were being that anal. Or maybe ur just pretentious enuff to look down on people who use short hand. Either way u've both derailed the fact that I was just trying to help the guy understand that his pics will post to FB. And I fell right into it. And for that I apologize to him. Now that I know u guys are just wipes, I will comment on this, no more. Besides...when rebel_yell (awesome song, btw) tried to heckle me in the first place he mispelled "pissed" as "pist" and u didn't tear him down....just saying.
  • Oh, I've heard of it, doesn't make you look like any less of a dumbass though. Seriously, how much extra effort is it to write 'you' instead of 'u'. Proper short-hand is the use of acronyms, like  AFAIK, or BTW, or LOL, not cutting out vowels to appear stupid and/or lazy.
  • Dude, get over it already...i get who u r. We all get it now. And fyi, its more of a pronunciation thing than an acronym thing. Like "wassup" or "gonna". I can see why u chose yr screen name. U have "Vanity" down pat. Just love to hear (or in this case, see) urself speak (type). Ok. Now I'm officially done with u. Reply if u like...ull just do what we've both been doing....wasting precious minutes we'll never get back.
  • Seriously what a waste of comment space. Where don't you see typos in the comments section? Please take the pettiness somewhere else.
  • I don't see it as a waste of comment space. Not everyone who reads the articles/comments has English as a first language. For those that don't, comment's like his look like gibberish and his original point is lost.
  • FYI, Vanity isn't one of the seven deadly sins, Pride is though, and vainglory does fall under Pride. Yes, I do take pride in being able to spell correctly and formulate a paragraph that doesn't look like I dropped out of high school. Funny thing though, you have wasted more time defending your 'text speech' then the time you saved by using it. 
  • That was quick
  • 24h
  • My apps took way longer, and some were just updates!
  • It was probably submitted before then.
  • Ya, probs.
  • Cool :)
  • Party time.
  • Boom
  • Excited to try it out, but still hoping Nokia or Microsoft has something more official up their sleeve.
  • Exactly , they will need the official app to bring more people on board. This is a start though, a very good one.
  • Nuahahahahahah!
  • So excited ;) good news 
  • Yay! But sadly it doesn't come with the whole package ...viewing commenting liking ...but this is a great start!
  • Harlem Shake time
  • +1
  • Con los terroristas!
  • Lol!
  • +1 LOLZ
  • What about 7.x users
  • A version for 7.x users is on the roadmap, not forgotten.
  • Great news about 7.x! Thank you sir, and let's hope it happens quickly!
  • I second that. All this hub bub about it makes me want to try it.
  • LOL me too! Even when I was fully an Android user, had it in my phone but never used it. But now, because of all the "hub bub", I'm excited to try it!
  • what the hell, why does it take forever for an older version?
  • Resources are spent on the wp8 version, like any intelligent leader would do. If you were a programmer would you target windows XP and forward port or windows 7/8 and backport?
  • Not a good analogy at all. Targeting 7.8 in the newest version of the SDK is essentially making both a 7.x/8 app at the same time. No need to "focus" on 8 only unless you need the newer APIs.
  • I prefer the official app
  • Too bad.
  • LOL
  • Instagram man must be angry. lol
  • haters gonna hate
  • Baby steps... =P
  • Linkkkk
  • Up to the developer to publish, could be sometime tomorrow though. No worries, we'll have it as soon as it's live ;)
  • Thanks Dan! Now to finally open an account or do I hold out for it to officially come to windows so that they don't get my business until then?
  • Download Android Bluestacks to your computer, install Instagram there, and create the account, done.
  • 7.x version and fast, please!
  • +1
  • I want Mint (just emulating all the Instagram desperate who hijack every thread)
  • LOL.
  • +1000
  • Really hoping for Instagram People Hub integration with Blue.
  • Could that be a reason they are taking so long to bring something official? Or no?
  • Sure would be nice if that was the case. Here's hoping?
  • cant wait to try it out! hopefully its llive soon!
     
  • I like this, but official would be great. Especially if designed by Nokia. But I may try this. For now, until maybe Microsoft launches their rumored version.
  • I bet this is getting approved for a single reason, to get a cease and desist from Instagram within a week or so and make the top news item on all the tech sites. Tie this in with #2instawithlove and the platform is proving to the world that it is passionate and would support an official app.
  • Or they go the BBC way. Shut everything down and do nothing. :D
  • ..would be another BIG Instagram FU to Windows Phone users. Instagram are the biggest tech asshats in the business for this. Somehow this has got to do with the proliferation of Windows Phones.  I know my neice would have jumped at a Windows Phone, had Insta been available - instead she had to get an iPhone 5.
  • Can't wait!!! Ahh gosh *dies*
  • It says Instagraph!
  • Yes, yes it does.
  • lol ^_^
  • RELEASE THE KRAKENS!
  • And the BUTT KRAKENS! (sorry, sorry. Couldn't contain myself. Fucking off now)
  • Mr. Rubino you've always had a way with words
  • ^^
  • Boom goes the dynamite. 
  • Boom-shaka-laka!
  • Shaka-laka-boom-boom
  • Shaka-shaka-laka
  • Bam said the lady...
  • Probably the best video ever!!!! "The man shoots....and Boom Goes the Dynamite"
  • I'm still questioning it getting taken down. Because so far, Nokia hasn't been able to get an Instagram app or Microsoft mostly due to permission issues with Instagram.
  • That logic is so flawed.....
  • In other words, Instagram API doesn't allow uploading.
  • WooHoo!
  • When it will be available in the store? Can't wait!!!
  • How much is it going to be?
  • It's probably cost enough to cover the cost of the servers.
  • I made an instagram for this. Im ready just need the link when ready
  • Not said, typed! >.<
    In all seriousness though, this is awesome! Now my friends can move on to bitching about some other app!
  • not 100% app - not official so whiners are still gunna whine. I wish this was progress but its not really is it. I wouldnt use Instragram anyway but I want it so i dont have to keep hearing babies bitch and moan. Sadly I suspect they will still be here in their 1000s complaining about a lack of apps.
    For me I just want voicemail in Skype and I have 100% perfect phone - ho hum
  • Speaking of whining.....
  • Don't mean to sound like I'm whining, I love WP but not instagram.
  • Awesome news! =D Dont care about the other features, just wanna be able to upload.
  • I still don't see the point of instagram - the play by play on the progression of instagraph (or any client) is overkill (for me). On the other hand, I'm glad this will silent at least a few of those people that think an instagram client is so essential to WP. Personally, I'd prefer an app with an actual purpose.
  • What you don't like pictures of peoples food, teenage girls, or places you don't care about?
  • What I want to know is what does instagram have that fb does not, other than the much derided filters? Why do I need it? Serious question, I've never used it.
  • I've never used it either, but I can tell you the answer. It is an incredibly popular social network that WP will need if it hopes to get more people in. Some people will not switch without it, they want to stay connected to their friends. It may not be important to us, but it is important to them, and if it keeps them from switching, then that is less people for WP. Yes it is just filters and pictures of food and such, but it can be much more than that as well. It is like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Flickr all together.
  • My little brother switched without it. That is just an excuse, the truth is we need more than instagram. Go use a nexus device, connect chrome, look for an address on PC, leave to said address with phone in hand, and when you're almost there look at google now, what is that? The address is on your phone? Wow. Also runkeeper, Nike running, mint, wells Fargo, Temple run 2, dozens of apps that we still need. Don't hang on this one, the verge will still find a way to talk crap about windows phone. I love my WP, but I'm looking to buy a nexus 4 or iPhone 5 to not let myself fall in the protective bubble that I was in with WP7. I would sell this to all my friends, I just smoked your iPhone, my phone is better. It never was.
  • I did not say it was keeping me from switching. Or everyone from switching. I said it would keep some from switching. And that some is a big number. I have apps I would like more than it too, like tumblr. We NEED Temple Run 2? Really? That game is important too, but it is just a game. I agree though that the Verge will find a way to crap on WP though. Also, I hope really like your Nexus or iPhone.
  • Again, I'm asking what are the features that it offers?  I'm not asking why the platform wants/needs it (I fully agree and understand that well), I just want to know why do people use it?  The only descriptions I ever see here are that it is a social network and offers filters and effects for photos you take.  I'm asking what are the features that have made it a must-have for people?
     
    I'm not even deriding it.  I just have no reason to use it at this point... why would I want to?  Can someone tell me what it offers?
  • Why do people use any social network? Because their friends are on it, or for advertising reasons, etc. Instagram offers a way to communicate through pictures. That is precisely what it offers. The must-have feature? 100 million people are on it, most people have several friends that are. If you go to a phone ecosystem that does not have Instagram, and you want Instagram then you can't use it to communicate with friends.
  • I would think logically that since it came about after Facebook, there must be some reason that people started using it and it became popular.  I was just asking what those reasons might have been... what does it offer that FB doesn't?  I don't know anyone on it, and certainly not anyone on it that is not on Facebook.  So if that's the only positive it has then I guess it offers me nothing personally. 
  • The appeal of Instagram over Facebook is that it is just photos. I use Instagram because it is a dedicated social network for sharing and viewing photos taken by people I know or just by others that I've found to create interesting content. 
    With Facebook, you also have to deal with the cruft and crap that I would not want to see. If I want to see someone's photos, I just see their photos. I don't have to see the crap about what the guy behind them in line behind them getting coffee said, that they didn't want to spend the weekend with family over the holiday, etc. Their Instagram posts tend to be more artistically and creatively created content. It will often be something interesting, and not just a photo of them at a party they were tagged in.
    Sure, there is a lot of crap on Instagram, but you'll find that with any social media network. Most people I know that use it also upload and share their photography through Instagram--they'll bypass using Instagram's own camera or filters.
    Is there a reason for everyone to use Instagram over Facebook? Of course not. If you get your art or have friends that share their photography trough other channels, and you likewise, then it would be largely pointless.
     
  • Lmfao Dan is the best
  • Alright that means there is a link somewhere, get that link Daniel and post it now! :D