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.
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…)
A new photo editing application called Glitchr is out on Google Play, made for those of you who love the old school look of NES and Gameboy titles. On top of adding just a retro look to your photos, you can also add a 3D effect, plus other interesting effects such as VHS and ASCII. Remember VHS? (more…)
Android has come a long way over the years, but unfortunately for users, just because an application is released on Android at the same time as iOS, doesn’t mean that it will use all that the open platform has to offer. Google has published an Android Design Guideline as a start for developers who want to make their apps look good and handle well, but a few major developers choose to not follow the guides. The XDA group Holofication Nation is looking to change that. (more…)
We know how difficult it can be waiting for a staged rollout to hit your phone, so if you are trying to download version 5.0 of Instagram from Google Play, you no longer need to wait. Version 5.0 features Instagram Direct, which allows users to send private videos and photos to each other, as well as private messages. It’s a feature many folks have been wishing and hoping to see come to the service, so it’s nice to finally have it arrive. (more…)
Instagram, the filter-centric social network, took to the stage this morning before a small crowd of press to announce their latest experiment, Instagram Direct. Instagram already lets you share photos with everyone on your list, but no real option for messaging and keeping up with specific followers. Instagram Direct allows users to share photos with select groups of people to keep that inside joke a secret or share something special with a loved one. (more…)
Earlier today, Google held a small press event to show off major changes they are making for folks who use of the company’s social network, Google+. Along with the Google+ announcements, they also showed off an update for their photo editing app called Snapseed. Google purchased this company back in September of last year, and has already made a lot of improvements to the software. Introduced today is a brand new filter called HDR Scape, one that we have pretty much fallen in love with. (more…)
Back in early October, Instagram announced that the company would be bringing paid advertisements to your feed. There was speculation on what these ads would look and perform like, and today, Instagram is giving their first preview of what users should start to expect when using the app. (more…)