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  1. masterchief1984's Avatar
    I'm just wondering why Instagram won't allow clients like FB and Twitter does.
    12-04-2012 08:48 PM
  2. Wyn6's Avatar
    I want Instagram, Whatsapp, and tune in Radio on my new nokia lumia 920..or I will send this back to AT&T and go back to Android Phone
    Well, Whatsapp is there and/or being retooled for WP8. Same goes for TuneIn. As for Instagram, I wouldn't hold my breath. Guess you better pack up ye ole 920 and head for AT&T because I'd be surprised if you saw Instagram in the next few months or even longer.
    Last edited by Wyn6; 12-05-2012 at 12:40 AM.
    12-05-2012 12:03 AM
  3. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Can we have just ONE thread about Hipstergram instead of 7,422 of them? Thanks.
    12-05-2012 12:05 AM
  4. Polkka's Avatar
    Try lomogram. Great app even better than Instagram...
    12-05-2012 05:47 AM
  5. happynoodleboy's Avatar
    Lomogram is a photo filter program. People want instagram because of the social network part more than the photo filters.
    12-05-2012 05:50 AM
  6. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    People here don't get it. Stop suggesting photo filters apps, that's not the point!
    Stryfeno1, aubreyq and London Jr like this.
    12-05-2012 06:13 AM
  7. winphoneaddict's Avatar
    Instagram, instagram, instagram! Get OVER it already! SHEEEESH........!!
    12-05-2012 06:31 AM
  8. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    Why do you even read this thread, let alone comment on it if you don't give a ****? Don't you have a life to live?
    12-05-2012 06:38 AM
  9. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    We needed instagram on windows phone YESTERDAY!!!
    12-05-2012 06:44 AM
  10. Stryfeno1's Avatar
    I don't get it....Why do people come on here and say why do we need 7,000+ thread about Instagram? Let me tell you why...Because SOME OF US ARE NOT HAPPY and for one I am glad there are others out there like me. I've pay for my phone 2 years ago and trully I want apps that other phones have. I am feeling left out....first it was Words with Friends, now its Instagram and Temple Run and later it will be Songpop. I feel the WP apps releases will never catch up.

    I know WP8 is new and I will give it time to grow but I am sorry because if things don't change I will leave. I love WP but I am not happy.
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    12-05-2012 06:51 AM
  11. MacDaMachine's Avatar
    I know WP8 is new and I will give it time to grow but I am sorry because if things don't change I will leave. I love WP but I am not happy.
    ok bye? I understand wanting instagram, but Temple Run? Who is still playing it? Hasn't been a true update for that game at all, and plenty of other good games have came out.
    12-05-2012 07:02 AM
  12. Wyn6's Avatar
    I don't get it....Why do people come on here and say why do we need 7,000+ thread about Instagram? Let me tell you why...Because SOME OF US ARE NOT HAPPY and for one I am glad there are others out there like me. I've pay for my phone 2 years ago and trully I want apps that other phones have. I am feeling left out....first it was Words with Friends, now its Instagram and Temple Run and later it will be Songpop. I feel the WP apps releases will never catch up.

    I know WP8 is new and I will give it time to grow but I am sorry because if things don't change I will leave. I love WP but I am not happy.
    I understand you may not be happy about WP8. And, if that's the case, why did you buy a WP8 device to begin with? I'm not being an arse or anything, I'm sincerely wondering what led you to your purchase decision as there is plenty of information about what does and doesn't exist on WP8.

    There are a ton of great games you won't find on the other platforms, but evidently Temple Run is important to you as is Instagram. But, even moderate research into Windows Phone would reveal neither of those two apps exist on the platform. Sure, Temple Run has been officially announced, but no release date has been given. And, as far as Instagram is concerned, don't hold your breath.

    That being said, you decided to purchase a device presumably knowing these apps and certain others aren't available for it. Why? And, then you proclaim to be unhappy? That's like me wanting a house with an open kitchen area with an island, looking at several houses, then purchasing the only house that doesn't have an open kitchen with an island and complaining about how I'm not happy that it doesn't have an open kitchen with an island.

    Again, don't take this wrong way as I'm truly trying to understand here. Personally, I would've purchased a house with an open kitchen area with an island and been happy about that purchase. That is unless another house had features I just loved and I decided I could live without that open kitchen and island. If that were the case, I wouldn't then turn around and complain that I'm unhappy. Now, I do understand that buyer's remorse does exist. However, researching what you wish to buy then buying what YOU WISH to buy goes a long way towards mitigating that particular phenomenon.

    Just trying to see where you're coming from here.
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    12-06-2012 01:01 AM
  13. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    Anyone read this? Claims 2012 release.... The Verge is pretty legit TOO.... Instagram is coming to Windows Phone (updated) | The Verge
    BGR has the story, too.
    12-12-2012 12:25 AM
  14. nognats's Avatar
    BGR has the story, too.
    I posted this early in this forum. I'm a huge windows phone fan and it doesn't make a difference if there are apps or not. Nokia makes the best hardware and windows phone is the best software all bar none. However it does annoy me there's no instagram. And no, its not coming any time soon. Bgr is a terrible news source. And secondly read the entire verge article. Its all skepticism. The app they thought was instagram was vimeo and they reached out to instgram and they said they have no intention of getting an app out there. This doesn't matter to me because I use windows phone not because of the apps but the principle that I want to support a system. The apps will come if people stay with it. Don't be greedy or spoiled. Were lucky windows phone even exists.
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    12-12-2012 12:48 AM
  15. JamesTBurns's Avatar
    I still don't "get" instagram. I have an account, I think I've posted like 8 pictures. There is a similar app called Hipster for iOS I like much better, and I'm much more prone to take a picture, tweak it with Snapseep, then share to FB, Twitter, Tumblr, G+. Can someone please explain the allure of Instagram to me? TIA
    12-12-2012 02:29 AM
  16. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    I'd say it's simply about the social aspect. They have a large database and if you have friends using these sorts of apps, they're most likely using Instagram. It's the same as using WhatsApp or Words with Friends when you know there are better alternatives: if all your friends are on these, why would you use something else? That's why people coming with a million names of apps that do the same thing are not helping, they're missing the point.
    12-12-2012 02:56 AM
  17. Big Supes's Avatar
    Instagram must be run a bunch of anti-MS fanboys. Whilst that sounds silly, I really don't understand why they won't even allow 3rd party apps.
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    12-12-2012 03:52 AM
  18. iamtim's Avatar
    Anyone read this? Claims 2012 release.... The Verge is pretty legit TOO.... Instagram is coming to Windows Phone (updated) | The Verge
    Yeah... did you read the second update down at the bottom? It says, "Update 2: We're hearing from sources familiar with the situation that Instagram is not investing its own resources into the development of a potential Instagram app."

    On a different yet related note, I totally get why people want Instagram on WP8. I'd like to have it... I was using it for a while and trying to get my GF to use it. She resisted, I gave up and got a Lumia 820. Now she's all over Instagram. So I'd love to have it. But the bottom line is that *if* it comes, it won't be for a while. If you're in the "I must have Instagram or I'm dropping WP8" crowd, you're probably going to be better off dropping WP8 and going Android or iOS.
    12-12-2012 09:21 AM
  19. corn_chowder's Avatar
    Doesn't MS have a significant ownership in Facebook? and Facebook owns Instagram?
    12-12-2012 09:36 AM
  20. zakkforchilli's Avatar
    Yeah I can read.

    And to others wondering why it's so special
    The user base on there is spectacular. It ends up being personal friends mostly, but the ability to easily ween out spam, and locate some very interesting people. Mainly the fact that it's the flagship app for photo sharing. The WP8 imitators won't have anywhere near the same user base.
    12-12-2012 09:58 AM
  21. zakkforchilli's Avatar
    Doesn't MS have a significant ownership in Facebook? and Facebook owns Instagram?
    They own like 1.6% of Facebook. Mostly for the usage of ADvertising.
    12-12-2012 10:01 AM
  22. jhguth's Avatar
    Lomogram is a photo filter program. People want instagram because of the social network part more than the photo filters.
    Lomogram automatically uploads to twitter, twitpic, facebook, etc... its a pretty decent stop-gap replacement

    I think the best chance we have at instagram is if instagram gives microsoft special permission to develop a client for it. since instagram doesnt do that, it might take some type of cash investment from microsoft to make that happen.

    with twitter adding photo filters (on android and iOS, not WP8 ), and instagram cutting twitter integration, i think twitter is going to start replacing instagram. as that happens, Lomogram will become an even better replacement.
    12-12-2012 11:42 AM
  23. dsirico's Avatar
    Despite the billion dollar price tag, I don't think Instagram (or many of these proprietary, non-unique but popular social media outlets) has staying power, its success is built on a standard trend dynamic but without standalone appeal. The only reason its popular is because kids tell us so, not on its own merit. At its core, it should be a feature of Facebook ... not its own software. Which is probably why Zuckerberg bought it. I don't care what he claims about growing the app independently Facebook is looking for new ways to keep THEIR product relevant in the social space and if 6, 18 or 24 months from now that means integrating Instagram then that's exactly what he'll do.

    IMO, Windows Phone solves a problem that doesn't *quite* exist yet ... the app bubble. Android and iOS have become reliant on hundreds of thousands of bits and pieces of fractured software. Its like needing an app to get out a pot, but another app to get the spaghetti, and another app to put the stove on. Windows Phone, to me, seems like a step in the right direction where all of that is part of one app called "cooking", perhaps part of a larger app called "life". The integration, seamless transitions, the reasons I bought the 8x. In that analogy by the way, Instagram is the salt. There is no unique benefit it just adds a teeny bit of flavor to something else. The standalone platform of the service doesn't even need to exist with Twitter and Facebook still omnipresent.

    As soon as the kiddies latch onto some other new, hip photo sharing site/app and mom and dad start downloading it for their ancient iPhones, Zuckerberg will pull the shoot and integrate a hybrid version of Instagram into Facebook's core. And it'll be onto renting the next pointless, silly social sharing real estate that we're sure we can't live without. I wish I could fast forward to 2020 and see where Pinterest and Instagram and FlickR etc. end up, who survives, who dies and who gets gobbled up by Google or Walmart or maybe The United States, Inc.? Will Facebook go the way of Myspace? Seems like anything is possible when the entire social industry is driven at the ground level by tweeners.

    The point of this rant (which is clearly going to do nothing here) is that at worst not having Instagram takes away about 15% of the coolness of my Facebook participation, which is waning as of late anyway, I can live without it. In the grand scheme it really doesn't matter, this phone kicks *** with or without the social media flavor of the week. Shame more people don't realize this because I agree with the unfortunate sentiment here that WP8 probably needs this nonsense to grow its market share.
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    12-12-2012 04:11 PM
  24. aubreyq's Avatar
    @dslrico: Bravo! Well said. *standing ovation*
    12-12-2012 05:32 PM
  25. jhguth's Avatar
    On a related note to ^^ post, the new Myspace looks pretty nice https://new.myspace.com/play
    12-12-2012 05:49 PM
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