- 02-13-2013, 11:42 AM #1
Instagram competitor Molome teased by founder. Coming soon to Windows Phone? | Windows Phone Central
So... I just DLed Molome on my iPhone 4S to check it out. Molome is an Instagram clone, but it looks like it has a fairly decent amount of success amongst Symbian, Android, BlackBerry, and MeeGo users. It's more popular and has more users than any of the Instagram clones available for WP (EyeEm, Fhotoroom).
If we wind up never ever getting Instagram, I think Molome could be a worthy replacement.
- 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM #2
There are enough apps out there than can do the same thing as Instagram, but people will not use it, unless their friends use it.
As many have said before, its the social aspect of it that draws people to continue using it.
- 02-13-2013, 02:22 PM #4
I'm a bit confused; everywhere I read about this, it doesn't mention iOS - OP, are you saying the app is also available on iOS?
Also, I understood that Molome would allow you to post to Instragram as well?
- 02-13-2013, 05:06 PM #7
Yes, there is an iOS app available, it's just not shown on their website for some reason. *shrug* Check the App Store.
I am not aware of a connection between Molome and Instagram which would allow the former posting to the latter. I don't see anything in the iOS app which would allow for this. I'm talking about as a replacement for Instagram in the WP world if we never get Instagram. Given the already existing, fairly large user base - and the existence of apps not only on iOS but on Android, Symbian, and pre-BB10 BB as well - that when the WP app is available it wouldn't be hard to get people on other platforms to try it out (unlike EyeEm - which has a very small user base - and Fhotoroom - which is available ONLY on WP). Especially if - as squire777 says - Molome got some high-power folk using it.
- 02-13-2013, 05:51 PM #8
- 02-13-2013, 06:34 PM #9
Well. If Molome comes to WP (and WPCentral just posted a blog confirming it will via a conversation with Molome) and it can post to Instagram... that just might be the winning ticket.
"Does Windows Phone have the Instagram app?"
"No, but it has the Molome app which can post to Instagram. So you get two picture sharing networks, both with large user bases in which to find your friends, for the price of one!"
- 02-27-2013, 09:19 AM #13
So Molome posted a blog update today where they officially confirm that photos can be shared to Instagram.
Now for the bad news!
1. V3 is out now for iOS and Android but there is still no sign of the WP8 app
and 2. In order to share your photo to Instagram, you need to install Instagram client on your phone first due to technical issue.
I'm not sure if I believe the 'technical issue' excuse and I wonder if it's a concession they had to make to keep Instagram happy? Whatever the reason, this means that WP users still won't be able to post on Instagram. Unless, the reason for the delay is that they are working on a solution or waiting for a WP Instagram app to be released.
- 02-27-2013, 09:29 AM #14
So following on from my previous post; I looked at their previous update which talks about the iOS and Android release and in the comments someone asks about the WP version. The official reply: "It is being cooked but unfortunate that some ingredient is not available now so MOLO has to wait a bit more to make the dish perfect. MOLO ^0^"
Could this be referring to the Instagram integration? And if so, what do they know that we don't? Or maybe, I'm reading too much into it.
- 03-02-2013, 03:20 PM #16
Didn't read the blog post but based on what described here, believe they're just using the URI scheme to share in Android and iOS. That will obviously not work in WP without Instagram client.