11-21-2013 07:04 PM
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  1. robertino23's Avatar
    Let me get this out of the way: FINALLY! This is the big push WP needed to really make an impact on the market. For the average user, it doesn't matter how many third party apps are out there. If there's no official app, they've lost interest. Now that WP has the official Instagram seal of approval, many more people will be flocking to the WP operating system. It's all about the name, folks. However, what about us techies who already use such third party apps, like Instance or 6tag?

    When I had a Lumia 928 (now on Android, long story) I loved 6tag. It had everything I needed to post to Instagram, and view my friends' pictures/videos. If I still had a WP, why should I care that the official app is coming? I love supporting up-and-coming developers like Rudy Huyn. Rumor has it that the official IG app had been created a long time ago, but Instagram and Microsoft were still hashing out the terms for a while. Why should I leave a third-party app, created by one developer on his own time and money to go to a big company's official app that they waited to release?

    Are there any current WP users who have been waiting for the official app? Why? I don't see any problems with the current apps we already have (I still consider myself as a WP fan, just waiting until the next generation is released ). This announcement is a huge deal for Microsoft/Nokia, but to those of us already using WP, I guess I'm just not as hyped up as I would have been a year ago.
    10-22-2013 03:33 PM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    Quote of the day

    "**** you Instagram im gonna use 6tag!".
    10-22-2013 03:39 PM
  3. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    I feel the same way. Instagram was announced today, and that makes me happy as we are getting official popular apps, but when its released I don't think I'll use it because 6tag is such a nice alternative with more features. Same goes for vine and 6sec. Hopefully it does bring more people in though

    Ps Rudy tweeted earlier that he just made a snapchat app (6snap) and that an official one will probably launch in two months
    Chief_Adu likes this.
    10-22-2013 03:54 PM
  4. original.woodster's Avatar
    I'm not a huge use of Instagram or Vine, yet have 6sec and 6tag loaded up. Id be probably using the official apps when they get announced due to bragging rights at work etc as ios and droid users wont recognise the names of the third party apps and think they are subpar to the official, even tho they are far better imo.
    10-22-2013 04:00 PM
  5. erzhik's Avatar
    6tag is going to get blocked, whether we like it or not. I love 6tag and it's far more advanced than official Instagram app, which is what will get 6tag blocked.
    10-22-2013 11:43 PM
  6. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    6tag is going to get blocked, whether we like it or not. I love 6tag and it's far more advanced than official Instagram app, which is what will get 6tag blocked.
    I'd like to see some prove for this statement. Why would it get blocked? There are plenty of third-party applications on Android and iOS, so why would 6tag and Instance get blocked?
    10-23-2013 06:14 AM
  7. TeknoBlast's Avatar
    I'm not a user of Instagram but glad that an official app is coming to the WP. Hopefully when Instagram and a couple of other major apps arrive to the WP, that they finally shut about the lack of apps in the WP. Even today, without Instagram, there are many quality apps. I think it's more that they are feeling insecure of their preferred OS because WP is coming up.
    10-23-2013 03:34 PM
  8. LongLeggs's Avatar
    I'd like to see some prove for this statement. Why would it get blocked? There are plenty of third-party applications on Android and iOS, so why would 6tag and Instance get blocked?
    Because it's part of the agreement that was made.... do you want mustard with your words or mayo?
    10-23-2013 08:36 PM
  9. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I for one won't be switching apps. 6tag has been a phenomenal Instagram client for me. I don't care much for the official app anymore. 6tag tops the official Instagram app on all other platforms in UI and feature set. Why would i give that up? So in closing, for the regular folks, official Instagram is a definite boon for the WP platform. But for the techies amongst us, we're good. Well at least i am.
    10-23-2013 08:41 PM
  10. sashlon's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    trandz likes this.
    10-23-2013 08:48 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    The horrible attitude started with Instagram / Kevin Systrom. ;)
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    10-23-2013 08:58 PM
  12. denzilla's Avatar
    I wish they'd get an official Pinterest app and fix Wprds with Friends so a certain person in my life would be happy.
    10-23-2013 09:11 PM
  13. sashlon's Avatar
    The horrible attitude started with Instagram / Kevin Systrom. ;)
    No excuse.
    10-23-2013 10:28 PM
  14. robertino23's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    Before we had such good third-party apps, yes we all wanted Instagram. Now that we have these apps, we don't really need the official one. I think its great that IG is coming to WP8 officially, but its not necessary.
    10-23-2013 10:44 PM
  15. gedzum's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    Well let's see what type of quality they bring to the table first. How will they support the platform and so on. 3rd party apps have filled the gap nicely and support the platform very well.
    10-24-2013 02:58 AM
  16. eroselim's Avatar
    Excited due to the fact that I haven't use 6tag before. But I think, just for me. The official App would be a better one to choose from, and Rudy's 6tag as an alternative. The fact that , it is obvious that Official App may have all the functionality / option, but still, I Appreciate and is salute to Sir Rudy for creating 6tag.
    10-24-2013 07:35 PM
  17. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Nopz, I learned to live without this
    10-24-2013 08:56 PM
  18. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    Honestly giventhe treatment instagram has had in the past for windows fan, I honestly can't say that these people posting are in the wrong.

    They are a smug company and it's ashame that even before announcing the app they acted as if the windows community was sub par to other os
    10-24-2013 09:20 PM
  19. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Am I the only person stunned by the horrible attitude of posters about this?

    For as long as I've been coming to WPcentral people have been asking, begging, whining, crying about Instagram. Now that its coming people are like 'who care? Screw them'

    Seriously?
    I pretty much expected it. The WPC community is a hard one to please.
    10-24-2013 09:32 PM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    Honestly giventhe treatment instagram has had in the past for windows fan, I honestly can't say that these people posting are in the wrong.

    They are a smug company and it's ashame that even before announcing the app they acted as if the windows community was sub par to other os
    I was thinking over what Stephen Elop was saying in the presentation, and I don't recall hearing for sure whether or not the app was official. I don't remember him making that clear. But I live in the US so it was in the middle of the night. I could have missed something! Is Instagram developing the app, or is Microsoft? I assumed it was Instagram, but later I was 2nd guessing myself.
    10-24-2013 10:14 PM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I was thinking over what Stephen Elop was saying in the presentation, and I don't recall hearing for sure whether or not the app was official. I don't remember him making that clear. But I live in the US so it was in the middle of the night. I could have missed something! Is Instagram developing the app, or is Microsoft? I assumed it was Instagram, but later I was 2nd guessing myself.
    Instagram is creating it. I've seen some screenshots of the app and it actually sort of looks like 6tag in a lot of ways .
    10-24-2013 10:59 PM
  22. dkp23's Avatar
    not really, probably stick with 6tag, only thing i am missing is video, since i have to pay for it using 6tag. but dont do a lot of vid anyway
    10-25-2013 12:28 PM
  23. MDak280's Avatar
    I actually am still excited for the official app. I know that 6tag is awesome, I love it! But I just like the feeling of using an official app. I might keep using 6tag even when the official app is released because knowing Instagram, they'll probably launch the app without video support >.>

    However if the app is good I'll definitely use it over 6tag, probably mainly because of push notifications. I would rather support Rudy, but on the other hand, I'd rather use an official app.

    We'll see, though! The official app might suck compared to 6tag... but nonetheless, I'm excited for the release of the official app.
    10-27-2013 01:48 PM
  24. marcomura's Avatar
    Is it me (and my limited english comprehension) or you guys get excited very easily?
    For the meaning I give to "to excite" (not the sexual one of course), I can never be excited for an app...
    MDak280 likes this.
    10-27-2013 01:54 PM
  25. CalumSK's Avatar
    As long as it gets updated as regularly as the apps on android and iOS then yeah very
    10-27-2013 01:57 PM
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