Via an Androinica article, I just found out that Instagram is finally available for the Android OS. So now, finally, all of us Android users can find out what you iPhone users have been raving about for years. I guess because of the history of Instagram-like apps in the Google Play store, the actual Instagram app doesn’t show up in the first two app results when you do a search for Instagram. I gave up browsing through the 494 app results and went back to the original article, which conveniently had a link to download Instagram for Android from the Google Play store.
Having not used Instagram before, I found the installation and setup simple and following iPhone users I know who have Instagram accounts to be an easy process. Having used a couple of Instagram-like apps for Android, my favorites being Camera ZOOM FX and Pixlr-o-matic, I have a suspicion (based on what I’ve read so far) that the camera and filter features aren’t necessarily better than other camera apps, but the Instagram community is what makes the app so successful.
As I have just taken the plunge, I’d like to hear from Instagram users. What do you like about the app? What are the best features? Who do you follow and why? What tips do you have for an Instagram newbie?
- Sign Up to get Instagram for your Android, When its released (beast4romtheeast.wordpress.com)
- Instagram will now be available for Android (techenergize.wordpress.com)
- Be the first to use Instagram for Android (wiredcap.com)