This Concept of Instagram With Material Design is Stunning

We are still waiting for most major Android apps to receive a Material Design makeover, so much so that we have found ourselves checking out developer concept videos on Google+. The latest comes from Emmanuel Pacamalan, who has published a very polished concept video of Instagram, redone with a Material Design layout. It looks awesome.

The overall look of Instagram with Material Design is flat, properly laid out, and perfectly utilizes the new circular button in the bottom righthand corner. Check out the video below to see the whole concept in action.  (more…)

Instagram Gets Update to Version 6.0, Brings Actual Photo Editing Capabilities

A major update is set to hit Instagram on Google Play and the App Store for iOS today. Version 6.0 introduces actual photo editing capabilities, allowing users to do much more than simply applying filters to their photos.

Starting today, users can tweak many different aspects of their work, such as the brightness, saturation, shadows, warmth, and much more.

Below, you can see the full list of improved tools, as well as newly-introduced tools for Instagram users.  (more…)

Google Joins Instagram

If you weren’t getting enough from Google’s social presence on Google+ or Twitter, then feel free to give them a follow on their newly unveiled Instagram account. Through a Tweet sent out that mentioned Google’s current celebration of the Rubik’s Cube, Google announced that it could use more squares in its life going forward and would be joining Facebook’s image-friendly social network.

Give ‘em a follow.

Via:  @Google | Google (Instagram)

Instagram Getting Big Update, Brings Sleeker UI and Performance Boost (Updated: With Download)

An update is hitting Google Play this morning for Instagram, version 5.1. Inside the update, users will be met with a refreshed user interface, one which is much more flat, taking cues from the iOS version of the app. By simplifying the app’s design, the developers have been able to cut the app’s size significantly, increasing the app’s speed all over the place.  (more…)