1. willrich354's Avatar
    This is more of a discussion question for all of us vs a real argument. I love my WP7 devices (HD7 and now 900 Black) and I really like the OS FB and Twitter integration. Now I was reading a random WPCentral article on Fhotobooth, an Instagram like app/social network for WP (and really good btw) and someone in the comments was making a comparasion between Fhotobooth, Pinterest, and Instagram and I though, wouldn't it be great if they mixed in the later two social networks into WP7/8.

    I thought about it more and it hit me that it may be a small edge that can really, really serve current WP and future WP users well. Just think, Pinterest is already the #3 social network and Instagram (assuming they have API's or will make a WP app in the future) is growing like crazy. Windows Phone has camera buttons as a standard feature along with lots of apps and standard cam features like Skydrive and the Photo Hub. Couple those photographer friendly OS features with companies like Nokia (N800 cam and Puerview), HTC (the Titan 2 cam), and even other companies like Cannon and you see where I'm going with this.

    It would be cool to allow you to browse pinboards and Instagram photos from the People Hub and of course uploads to both along with Twitter and FB. I think something like this can make WP THE OS for photo lovers and photographers. It's something easy to market and something that can draw people to WP over some of the time based shortcomings like app count and system updates which happen slower than Android. What do ya'll think about this idea?
    04-15-2012 01:26 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm not against the idea, in fact it could be really cool, but I'd wait to see if the pinterest/instagram fad fades or gets stronger. Last year everyone was talking about how WP needed foursquare. Now it has foursquare but the foursquare craze has quieted down.
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    04-15-2012 01:39 PM
  3. willrich354's Avatar
    I'm not against the idea, in fact it could be really cool, but I'd wait to see if the pinterest/instagram fad fades or gets stronger. Last year everyone was talking about how WP needed foursquare. Now it has foursquare but the foursquare craze has quieted down.
    Point taken on that one. I think as phone cams get more powerful whether it is Instagram or Pinterest or some other network it will be in Microsoft's interest to make photography more central. I say this because none of the other OS's have taken any specific interest in photography yet and it's something Microsoft can dominate if done right. So the calculation would be whether to wager now on current networks (Pinterest seems safe considering it's current position) or wait and maybe be overtaken by IOS6 and/or Android 4.X/5.0
    04-15-2012 01:49 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    I say this because none of the other OS's have taken any specific interest in photography
    I'd say there's at least one company out there that's interested. ;)
    04-15-2012 02:25 PM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    I wonder if instagram will expand to windowsphone. Seriously Facebook bought them to protect themselves.

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    04-15-2012 02:46 PM
  6. willrich354's Avatar
    Ha! And look who's pocket they are in right now. Wins all around I'd say.
    04-15-2012 02:59 PM
  7. alex6272's Avatar
    Pinterest and Instagram seem like huge fads to me, if they prove to be otherwise then integrating them could be a plus for marketing WP. If MS integrated more photo services and Nokia brought Pureview to the table then things could get interesting. I personally dislike both Pinterest and Instagram though so I disagree with the idea that they need to be integrated into Windows Phone.
    04-15-2012 03:05 PM
  8. PG2G's Avatar
    They just need to figure out a decent way for 3rd party apps to integrate into the hubs.
    04-15-2012 03:07 PM
  9. mkr10001's Avatar
    instagram maybe...pinterest..no
    04-15-2012 03:10 PM
  10. willrich354's Avatar
    They just need to figure out a decent way for 3rd party apps to integrate into the hubs.
    That's why I liked webOS so much with Just Type and how they handled service integration. Made it so that any and everything could become part of the OS using public API's. WP and Microsoft are moving that way with contracts for W8 but they should bring them to WP7/8 and that may make it easier for these things to be weaved into the OS later on.
    04-15-2012 03:12 PM
  11. HeyCori's Avatar
    instagram maybe...pinterest..no
    I'm not fan of pinterest but it is very popular right now.
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    04-15-2012 03:38 PM
  12. mkr10001's Avatar
    I'm not fan of pinterest but it is very popular right now.
    Yeah I'm aware of that but I see no need to integrate it into the handset.
    04-16-2012 11:43 AM
  13. Siah1214's Avatar
    Yeah I'm aware of that but I see no need to integrate it into the handset.
    Because women like it and the Lumia is a fashion accessory. Here's a great way to sell women a phone:
    "It's pink and it has Pinterest built in"
    Bam, a billion sales.
    Maybe that makes me a mysogonist but it seems to be pretty true.
    The better question is why wouldn't you want to have as many social networks as possible integrated into the handset?
    Finally, just because you don't like a social network doesn't mean it's irrelevant. Your opinion is moot.
    04-16-2012 12:46 PM
  14. mkr10001's Avatar
    Because women like it and the Lumia is a fashion accessory. Here's a great way to sell women a phone:
    "It's pink and it has Pinterest built in"
    Bam, a billion sales.
    Maybe that makes me a mysogonist but it seems to be pretty true.
    The better question is why wouldn't you want to have as many social networks as possible integrated into the handset?
    Finally, just because you don't like a social network doesn't mean it's irrelevant. Your opinion is moot.
    A billion? Get a grip
    The reason not to have ALL the social networks integrated is because it just becomes a stupid gimmick. People would rather have a decent app than it all integrated.
    Who the **** said I didn't like it!??! Why are you making assumptions?!?! I HAVE a pinterest account I'll have you know. Your life is moot.

    Toss pot
    04-16-2012 03:07 PM
  15. rynthnyltrr's Avatar
    we need this app next to instagram IMHO. anyone knows if there's an ongoing petition for this app? thank you!
    04-09-2013 01:39 AM
  16. rynthnyltrr's Avatar
    we need an official pinterest app!
    04-09-2013 01:44 AM
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