It seems it is the fashion to release an Instagram app these days. Developer SmokedbyWindows8 has just released their version to the market, and the app is available to download now.
At $0.99 it is pretty cheap, and even better is that the free trial is full featured, and payment only serves to remove the ads, making the app effectively free for those who are happy with the banner.
The app supports all the major Instagram functions, including uploading, and delivers filters by using the Aviary library. It is also available for Windows Phone 7 also, a major advantage over other rivals.
Unfortunately that’s where the good news ends. The app appears to mere embed the Instagram mobile website, and therefore runs rather choppily and does not look anything like Metro. Secondly the parts which are not Instagram’s mobile site are poorly designed and rather ugly – after being spoilt by Itsdagram its difficult to look back.
Still the app is effectively free and it does work, and #2InstaWithMassiveLove has hooked up with Pixaroll to make it easy to print your Instagram photos to real paper. In fact Pixaroll is offering another 800 sets of 5 free photo prints with ‘instamatic’ or ‘wmpoweruser’ with the release of this app. There are ‘prints’ button integrated into the app that allows the user to print Instagram photo they upload.
We would generally recommend Itsdagram over this app, but if you are on Windows Phone 7 this may be a reasonable alternative. Find it in the Windows Phone Store here.