Compared to other similar apps across the application market, definitely, Angry Birds or Instagram are not the most sophisticated ones, because there are so many competing apps like them that have much more complete features and not to mention, much improved visualization or graphics. However, sophistication is not actually the one that people are looking for in the first place when wanting to download new apps for their phones, because most users of smarphones are basically not tech savvy or they don’t really care that much about the development of technology.
So that’s why, recently, after making its second debut on Android’s Google Play store, first was on Apple app store, Instagram is reported has been downloaded more than 10 million in just 22 days.
Actually, people had already been impressed by this digital photography application earlier when in the first 24 hours after it was launched on Google Play store, Instagram had reached 1 million downloads and then, in less than a week, it already hit 5 million downloads. So in total, including all mobile platforms, Instagram has already marked 47 million users worldwide.
Many skeptics say that Instagram is not that great compared to other similar apps that have much complete features for digital photography needs, but no one can doubt that Instagram is the most popular digital photography app in the world of smartphones.
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The Fully Optimized Version of Instagram for iPhone 5 is Now Available on App Store
Instagram has been one of the most popular apps on iOS devices. People who own either: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch used to have the privilege than other users that are using Android devices because Instagram made its first debut only on App Store and it had been available there in really long time period until this app finally arrived on Android. However, this simple-photo-sharing app is now available to get on Google Play Store for Android users.
Anyway, recently, the new iPhone 5 has finally arrived and as we all know already, it comes with a 4-inch screen, an upgrade from the old 3.5-inch display on older iPhones. With the expanded screen size, it will definitely make all the apps that used to run on the older iPhones needs to be updated further by the developers. Instagram is no exception.
On the new iPhone 5, Instagram is showing letter boxes on top and bottom sides because this app is not fully optimized yet on iPhone 5’s screen. Therefore, Facebook as the one that just acquired the ownership of Instagram, has decided to bring the up-to-date version of the app which now can be downloaded straight away on the App Store.
So if you happen to be the huge fan of Instagram and you also just bought iPhone 5, then be sure to get the new optimized version of this app on App Store.
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Instagram for Android Introduces Tilt-Shift Effect on New App Update
Apparently, even though Instagram has finally been made available on Android platform few days ago, it doesn’t mean that this photography-related application comes with full features just like what it used to have on the iOS version. I’m not saying that Instagram on Android only features half functionality of the iOS version, but somehow, there are some features on the iOS version of Instagram that maybe don’t look to crucial for the developer to port them on the Android version, so they decided to not making them available on the Android version. Tilt-shift miniature effect is one of the examples.
Tilt shift miniature effect was originally featured on the iOS version and a good news just arrived a while ago for many Android users that this effect can now be added to Instagram. Anyway, for those of you who don’t know what this effect really is, tilt shift effect is a new filter that gives you selective focus and an overall effect to scenes that will enable you to make objects, buildings or people inside the picture look out-of-perspective small.
By using an Instagram’s update feature on your Android phone, you can grab this awesome new feature for your Instagram app. With this new installment, hopefully there will be more other surprises for Android users in the future because based on the recent statistic, Instagram on Android has been downloaded for more than 10 million. So it’s a good sigh that Android users really welcome this app on their phones.
Anyway, if you want to get this new feature, you can simply update your Instagram app via Google Play Store.
source: Android Central via PhoneArena