Instagram fans, go grab the latest update in the Play Store if you haven’t already. Once you have, you will find searching abilities from the “Explore” tab, along with a fancy new icon, and the option to share your photo “Likes” with Facebook. For those not familiar, you used to have to go all of the way into your profile to search, so this is welcomed change. Other than that, bug fixes were tossed in for good measure.
Some major app players have received updates in the past 24 hours including Chrome for Android, Google Maps, Yelp, Dropbox, and everybody’s all-time favorite, Instagram. While Chrome and Google Maps were more bug fixing and stability tweaks, Yelp, Instagram, and Dropbox received a couple of new features. Yelp has added support for the country of Finland, not really beneficial for us over here, but cool nonetheless.
Instagram has added better search functionality for users, while Dropbox has added video streaming for Ice Cream Sandwich users and the ability to upload files of any size. Righteous. If you haven’t updated your apps yet, now would be the time to do so.
Play Links: Yelp | Google Maps | Google Chrome | Dropbox | Instagram
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…)