Much like Twitter, Instagram utilises its own following system where you can stalk others on the social network and other users can return the favour. But what about those who unfollow you? IG Stats for Windows Phone enables you to remain on top of just how many people you're following, along with how many are enjoying what you publish. Think UnfollowSpy, but for Instagram.
Whether you're interested in the above, or simply wish to check what your current follower to following ratio is, IG Stats is a great app to have installed if you're a major fan of the photography focused social network. The app first boots up with the cool loading screen, only then to present you with the option to connect your Instagram account (which is required to continue and make most of the features available).
A splash screen is then displayed with some handy tips to get your started - giving this information a quick gander will set you on your way. Once you're done with checking out exactly what all the elements mean (fear not as you can grab this screen again in the settings area, hit "help"), the dashboard will then be rendered on-screen.
This is an interesting take on the Modern UI in Windows Phone. The number of followers lost and gained are listed among total number of followers and folk you're following. The ratio counter is displayed at the top. You can slide left and right, or hit the icons at the top to load individual sections within the app.
The following and follower pages both have filters to let you see who you're following that don't return the favour and vice versa. While this basic functionality is enough already, there's also the option to utilise Live Tiles and toast notifications to be alerted when you gain or lose followers. IG Stats may display different data to Instagram itself, which is reportedly down to the service having issues (the app is stated to be more accurate).
There are a handful of in-app purchases available:
- Convenience Pack ($0.99) - removes all popup and banner advertising
- Feature Pack ($0.99) - Live Tile, notifications, private account support and multi-select users
- Super Pack ($1.99) - Both of the above packs with 25% off
You can download IG Stats from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).
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