12-21-2012 04:33 PM
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  1. iamtim's Avatar
    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.
    12-20-2012 09:58 PM
  2. Flagz's Avatar
    Idk what the hype is about instagram, but I use Facebook. >_> Take pic, edit/correct (with MANY great apps with Lense Feature), and use share button for quick upload. Alot of people will see it and like it, and as for searching for photos, Facebook also has a huge abundance of photos.
    12-20-2012 10:05 PM
  3. iamtim's Avatar
    Thanks, I use Facebook too, but that's not what I'm looking for. If it was, I'd just be using it. :)
    12-20-2012 10:08 PM
  4. zombiegrrl86's Avatar
    You might be interested in molome once its released (hopefully in the next month). I know I'm really looking forward to it.
    12-20-2012 10:13 PM
  5. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I like Fhotoroom as well. But no one I know has a WP making it useless to suggest as an alternative (which I don't know if I would anyways). Fhotoroom also doesn't have Snoop Lion, lol
    12-20-2012 10:20 PM
  6. iamtim's Avatar
    You might be interested in molome once its released (hopefully in the next month). I know I'm really looking forward to it.
    Do you have a source citing a WP app is coming?
    12-20-2012 10:25 PM
  7. iamtim's Avatar
    But no one I know has a WP making it useless to suggest as an alternative
    That's the same boat I'm in, heh.
    12-20-2012 10:26 PM
  8. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Lomogram, Metrogram
    12-20-2012 11:12 PM
  9. zombiegrrl86's Avatar
    Do you have a source citing a WP app is coming?
    http://molo.me/blog/2012/09/17/molom...hone-platform/

    this was posted in September, and the ios and android app have been released, so I'm sure its only a matter of time for the wp8 app to come out. I believe I read on their twitter that it would be out by early q1 2013.
    12-20-2012 11:33 PM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    Lomogram, Metrogram
    Hey, thanks for reading my original post... I specifically said that Lomogram was out. I also want to post to the same network I'm browsing, so Metrogram is out too.
    12-20-2012 11:35 PM
  11. iamtim's Avatar
    this was posted in September, and the ios and android app have been released, so I'm sure its only a matter of time for the wp8 app to come out. I believe I read on their twitter that it would be out by early q1 2013.
    Interesting. I'll keep my eye on it. I absolutely hate the "voice" they use on their blog, however. "MOLO feel that it is such a very long happy time being with you all"... ugh.
    12-20-2012 11:40 PM
  12. brmiller1976's Avatar
    How about Flickr? It's the original service that Instagram cloned (and added bad filters to), and the Flickr app for WP is wonderful.
    12-20-2012 11:48 PM
  13. zombiegrrl86's Avatar
    Interesting. I'll keep my eye on it. I absolutely hate the "voice" they use on their blog, however. "MOLO feel that it is such a very long happy time being with you all"... ugh.
    Lol yeah thats true. It does seem like its going to be the best option for an instagram replacement though, since its multi-platform.
    12-21-2012 12:09 AM
  14. iamtim's Avatar
    the Flickr app for WP is wonderful.
    The Flickr app hasn't been updated for WP8... is that a problem? Or does it run well?
    12-21-2012 12:27 AM
  15. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I've been running it without any problems at all on my 8X.
    12-21-2012 12:54 AM
  16. iamtim's Avatar
    Hmm. Ok, that's good info. I hope they do update the app, though... the new Flickr iOS app is pretty damned awesome.

    (Not starting a debate, just saying.)
    12-21-2012 01:23 AM
  17. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I know a couple of people at Yahoo... Marissa Mayer, the new CEO, is pushing iOS, Android and WP8 as the key mobile platforms. I'd imagine we'll see an update.
    12-21-2012 02:13 AM
  18. iamtim's Avatar
    I know a couple of people at Yahoo...
    Tell 'em to quit charging for Flickr memberships, then. :D
    12-21-2012 09:34 AM
  19. jhguth's Avatar
    Why do you need the app to have its own user environment, why not post to the user environments you already have? Lomogram is fantastic and uses the networks I already have and use.

    Also, if you are open to Flickr, Lomogram uses Flickr (among other services)
    12-21-2012 10:02 AM
  20. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    Tell 'em to quit charging for Flickr memberships, then. :D
    The pro account is what makes Flickr great and why you don;'t have to worry about your picture of you having a budweiser turns into the next budweiser ad.
    12-21-2012 10:03 AM
  21. inteller's Avatar
    Look at this Instagram (Nickelback Parody) on CollegeHumor"

    sorry but instagram has officially become the network for d-bags. apps that can apply image filters to ****ty photos have been around a long time, but to create an entire network where amateurs can swap ****ty filtered photos....well now that just takes the cake.
    12-21-2012 10:05 AM
  22. iamtim's Avatar
    Yeah, I saw the video, it's funny. I also get that some people don't use/don't care about/actively despise Instagram. I respect that. I would hope that others would respect the fact that some people don't feel that way, and would respect the fact I specifically stated I didn't want to discuss the merits of Instagram in this thread. There are many other threads for that. So thanks, but... not the thread for that.
    12-21-2012 10:40 AM
  23. PG2G's Avatar
    Even if there was a cross platform alternative, would your friends actually start using that alternative just for you?
    12-21-2012 10:56 AM
  24. Optimus82's Avatar
    Even if there was a cross platform alternative, would your friends actually start using that alternative just for you?
    I will start using it just for yoooouuu! Because you're special!
    12-21-2012 11:01 AM
  25. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Look at this Instagram (Nickelback Parody) on CollegeHumor"

    sorry but instagram has officially become the network for d-bags. apps that can apply image filters to ****ty photos have been around a long time, but to create an entire network where amateurs can swap ****ty filtered photos....well now that just takes the cake.
    I think people dont realize that many people including my friends just take normal pictures on there and you can comment on their pictures. It's actually quite nice and not just a phot app with filters.
    12-21-2012 11:03 AM
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