An outstanding forums member over at RootzWiki has taken the official Instagram apk and inverted most of its light colors to help people fulfill their dark-theme needs. This would go perfectly with any of themes we posted earlier today. To install, simply download the apk and install as you would any other 3rd party application. And if this isn’t enough Instagram goodness for you, then you can now have your Instagram uploads made into actual prints for you to hang in your house. Wow.
Our beloved Instagram has received an update, adding another feature called ’tilt” which iOS users have had for quite some time. With tilt, you can specify a part of your picture to be crystal clear while the rest is then blurred out. Simple yet effective. It’s another great way for you to make some pretty pictures to share with your followers.
Some of our favorite applications for Android received updates today, so be sure to head on over to the Play Store and pick up the newest versions. There is not anything too major in any of the updates besides your general bug fixings, but it is always good to have the latest and greatest available.
Update: Sooooo, about that Facebook update. It actually included built-in Messenger capabilities, some UI tweaks, and a new Camera shortcut so that you can shoot video and pics and the upload them directly to FB. Can’t say that I’m all that big of a fan of the added shortcuts into the app drawer. Also, we would assume this means that the stand-alone Messenger app will get the axe? Might as well uninstall it either way or you will have two Messenger apps in there.
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If you became an Instagram user once it was released on Android, then you probably noticed images popping up from our iOS counterparts through an app call Tweegram. The app itself allows you to type out a Tweet and then post it onto a square background that can then be submitted as an image to Instagram. It’s a pretty silly idea actually and one that I will likely never understand. But it is what it is, and people seem to love it. If you were looking for it though, you won’t find it on Android just yet. Tweegram is an exclusive to iOS, which in other words means it’s like a country club for the elite and not for us poor people.
Don’t worry, you do have an option and it’s called Textgram. It works exactly the same as Tweegram from my understanding, is free, and already has close to 500,000 downloads. So there you have it – get to Tweeting filtered Tweets…weird.
Instagram for Android received another update this evening (the third since launch), bringing with it support for Tegra 3 devices including the HTC One X. As someone who has been locked out of the service for the last 5 or so days since switching to a One X, I couldn’t be happier. I know that some of you aren’t fans, but as a social app that lets you view fun photos from your friends, it definitely can be entertaining at times. Plus, the developer team behind it is proving to be incredible. If only other major application teams would be on top of their game like this.
The Instagram team also fixed bugs on tablets, made geotagging more accurate, and increased camera support for more devices.
With the recent news that Facebook is to gobble up Instagram to the tune of 1 billion dollars, many people are heading for the escape pods. There are some privacy concerns and other ideas that make people think that with new owners, Instagram is going straight down the drain and will be consumed by advertisements. So, if you have already made an Instagram account and were looking for a way to delete it, you may have noticed that there is no option to do so in the mobile app. (more…)
Whoa, Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion. According to a press release, they plan to keep Instagram as an independent company and work to add some of its strengths into other Facebook products. Mark Zuckerberg has stated that they won’t force you to share things with or follow all of your Facebook friends and that they will continue to allow the app to connect with other social networks. Then again, don’t companies always say this stuff when they acquire another? (more…)
A new update for Instagram popped up within the last half hour and includes a handful of things, most notably tablet support. Not that we recommend you walk around the streets taking photos with a giant slate in your hands, but having the ability to check your Instagram feed and upload photos is a nice addition. The Instagram team also tossed in “install to SD card” support and fixed a bunch of bugs.