JKeene Reviews- Instagram For Android!!
So as I am sure all of you have to know by now, today Instagram for Android finally dropped. From social media streams being flooded with the news to iPhone users being salty that lowly Android users have a crack at their favorite camera app, Instagram has been on everyone’s radar today. But before you write off this app, it is a pretty cool way to take your pictures and is worth a look. So pull up a chair and let’s see what all the fuss is about.
Instagram goes back to 2010 when a couple of guys chose to focus their check in app on mobile photography instead. The app launched in October 2010 and hit 10 million users within a year on iOS alone. Instagram is not just a camera app, the program aims to be a social website as well. When you first download it, you will be prompted to sign in or sign up. After making a user name and password you are presented with friend suggestions in addition to prompts to include your friends from Facebook, Twitter, etc. One of the driving forces behind Instagram’s popularity is the ability to befriend people through the app and share your photos with them separately or with other social media sites. So once you take a picture you can share it with your friends on Instagram in addition to sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. Once you get past these screens you will be presented with the Instagram home page. Along the bottom of the homepage are some simply icons, Home, Favorites( this is favorite pictures on Instagram’s network), Camera, Friends List, and Your Pics. Taking pictures is a snap, you simply hit the camera button and go to town. The app allows you to use your rear or front facing camera to take pictures which is very handy and control the flash right from the app.
Once you take a picture you are presented with 18 pre-set filter effects across the bottom of the screen. In addition to the filters you can rotate the picture, brighten it, as well as crop all within the app. I was using my Galaxy Nexus to take some pictures of a sunset during my run this evening. Some of filters really helped make the image look better and some well, they just looked hipster. After you take the picture you can apply any affects you want and then geotag and share the picture to Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. I found the app easy to use and it works exactly as it says it does. There have been reports of certain device’s cameras not being supported however Instagram has already released an update fixing that issue for alot of folks. So if you really like to take pictures with your Android phone and like to share them, the latest and greatest is here. Instagram, while it may be a victim of its own hype is a very capable camera replacement app for your phone. So head on over to the link below and check it out!
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