- 12-18-2012, 12:50 PM #26
Instagram has nothing more than name recognition for a set a features people want. Show them an equal or better alternative and no one cares. I've done it.
- 12-18-2012, 12:50 PM #27
One could say, "OMG, but it does in email!", to which I would reply that in the Email app you're syncing with an email server. You're not doing that in the Messaging app. While one could then say, "but it's got FB integration!" I would counter with "integration does not equal syncing. Syncing keeps two objects synchronized, integration allows one object to use the other."
Just my $.02.
- 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM #28
I doubt they keep the policy, but if they do they're going to lose a lot of users.
- 12-18-2012, 12:56 PM #29
So near as I can figure it, you either don't understand brand loyalty or you're a troll. Either way, I can't help you understand why Instagram is important. So continue your crusade against it and watch the Instagram fans NOT get Windows Phones. Me, I'm going to push for any app which helps bring people to Windows Phone. I can look beyond my own preferences and see the value in something that others like.
- 12-18-2012, 01:03 PM #30
- 12-18-2012, 01:09 PM #32
Yea all I didn't mean for the thread to derail like this. I appreciate the answers so far. Basically what I've gathered:
Instagram - may come as lumia exclusive at first but in the works?
Facebook - ? Whether we'll ever get a real app
Google - being awful, don't expect much
- 12-18-2012, 01:34 PM #33
- 12-18-2012, 01:35 PM #34
You're right, instagram is its own social network... so is flickr... so is facebook... and a million others. Nothing about instagram creates a unique experience and the overwhelming share of instagram users share to facebook also. I do have an account and I have friends who use it. A make or break app for the VAST majority of people it is not.
I don't have to make excuses, there is no lack of basic functionality in WP even without instagram. Just like in "bro's" auto example, my Porsche isn't lacking horsepower because it isn't a Mustang. Now, if you want a Ford over a Porsche, or an Instagram over a Flickr, or your brand of choice... so be it, but its not for a lack of fully functional options and alternatives.
I don't criticize my iphone because none of my app icons show me any information.... what lack of basic functionality!! See, I'm not the guy who wanted an iphone and bought a windows phone. I know its strengths and weaknesses. Go get an iphone and stop wasting time here complaining.
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- 12-18-2012, 01:44 PM #36
Instagram loyalists aren't going to give Windows Phone a second glance if it doesn't have Instagram. But everyone upgrades their phone now and again and if Microsoft does their job and gets some iPhone/Android users considering a switch to Windows Phone, they may choose Windows Phone if their "pet" app is available for it.
I don't know why you're so opposed to this relatively simple concept. Having Instagram won't hurt you, but it might help Windows Phone succeed. Why the resistance?
- 12-18-2012, 01:59 PM #37
- 12-18-2012, 02:02 PM #38
- 12-18-2012, 02:05 PM #39
You came to complain, simple as that.
I don't have anything against instagram... I don't really care about it at all because there are alternatives to it. Keep your brand loyalty and go back to whatever platform you were so happy with that you left it for a windows phone that "lacks basic functionality".
- 12-18-2012, 02:05 PM #40
So yeah... basic functionality it's not. Popular and a deal-breaker it is.
- 12-18-2012, 02:13 PM #41
- 12-18-2012, 02:31 PM #45
Brand loyality? Not even close. Brand loyality is like me only driving Fords. Even though I only drive Fords, guess what, I can still pick up my friends and we can hang out, even if they own Chevys. However, if 5 of my friends use Hipstergram and I move to Windows Phone, we can't "hang out." It would totally be a deal breaker for some people and I wouldn't blame them no matter how silly we think Hipstergram is.
Hard core fanboys are not going to switch to WP just because it gets Hipstergram, but there are tons and tons of people that are not fanboys (a higher percentage on Android then iOS) and they may choose another platform if they don't have what they want. At such a small marketshare right now, we can use everybody we can get. I've been messing with my GS3 today to test out Google Now and I'm already sick of it again, I wish I wouldn't have left my 822 at home... :(
- 12-18-2012, 02:34 PM #47
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