Daniel Gary

Instance v2 Beta: the first Windows Phone app with direct uploads to Instagram returns with a new UI, video support and more

Instance v2 Beta: the first Windows Phone app with direct uploads to Instagram returns with a new UI, video support and more

Guess what, Android and iOS may have official versions of Instagram, but they don’t have choices. On Windows Phone we have two solid apps to go with right now, 6tag and Instance. 6tag is the newcomer to the scene, while Instance has been around for quite a bit longer. Instance was the first app to bring direct uploads to Instagram on Windows Phone. Daniel Gary, the developer, has been...

Sam Sabri 143
Instagram makes more changes, restores Windows Phone third-party app posting privileges, for now

Instagram makes more changes, restores Windows Phone third-party app posting privileges, for now

Instagram has evidently made one more change, hopefully the last, to their API for publishing photos to the service. We can now confirm that users can upload to the network using third party apps like Instance, and that those photos are public (unlike the last change). That’s an improvement from yesterday, where posting was blocked only to return later, but with photos marked as ‘...

Daniel Rubino 86
PSA: Your Instagram time sink is on hold, Instance down for everyone (Update: It works!)

PSA: Your Instagram time sink is on hold, Instance down for everyone (Update: It works!)

If you want to have a somewhat coherent Instagram experience on Windows Phone the app to get has been Instance. It was one of the first apps (and most polished) that allowed users to upload pictures to the social network. However, we’re getting reports that the app isn’t working. Instance was notable because it didn’t require a server in the middle to upload to Instagram. How did it do...

Sam Sabri 162
Instance creator develops unofficial Snapchat client, dubbed ChatSnap, for Windows Phone, now in beta

Instance creator develops unofficial Snapchat client, dubbed ChatSnap, for Windows Phone, now in beta

We told you on Friday about Swapchat, the new unofficial Snapchat that is due within the next week or so for Windows Phone 7.x and 8. That app currently allows photos (but not yet videos) to be posted directly to Snapchat and you can even screenshot at will. We also told you about another developer who was working on an unofficial app for the popular message-expiring service. That...

Daniel Rubino 103