| | 12-20-2012, 09:58 PM #1
I did not start this thread to discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of Instagram as an app, a social platform, or as a method of growth for WP. Instead I want to get opinions on a valid Instagram replacement app on WP8; personally, I enjoyed Instagram on my iPhone. I liked flipping through nothing but photos and being able to comment on them and like them. I also liked flowing through the photos I'd taken and seeing people's comments and likes on them.
So an Instagram replacement would need the ability to take, possibly edit, and upload pictures (the edit part is negotiable; while the camera itself doesn't have filters, it does have basic cropping and color correction, so I'm OK there). It needs the ability to allow me to scroll through photos uploaded by other users, and it would allow for comments on my own pictures and other's pictures I scroll through. Cross-posting would be cool, but I'm not looking for something that only posts to other networks (so, like, Lomogram is out; it's got great filters, but it doesn't have it's own network and doesn't allow for comments within itself.)
Near as I can figure, that limits me to Flickr (which has a fairly decent app even though it hasn't been updated for WP8) and Tumblr (which has a couple of apps in the Marketplace, Blueprints being ostensibly the highest rated and best, and the app with which I'm familiar.)
Pros and cons of each:
Flickr is specifically for photos and given that they just made the iOS app more Instagram-like, there's a chance (however small) that the WP app will be similarly updated. However, there's no cross-posting, and free users are limited to 200 pics in your feed at a time. Unlimited use costs $25/year.
Tumblr is more blog-like and allows for non-photo posts as well. It allows for cross-posting, but doesn't have an "official" app.
So, what are the WP Central user's thoughts? I'd love to hear your choice between the two, or about other apps which meet the requirements above.
Edit: Yikes, I forgot about Fhotoroom, which is an almost drop-in Instagram replacement. It's a nice app with a good app and crossposting, but I'm the *only* WP user in my circle of friends and it's *only* available for WP.