Instagram Launches App on Windows Phone

Instagram Launches App on Windows PhoneInstagram has announced the arrival of its app on Windows Phone. The photo-sharing service’s app would now be available for downloading through the Windows Phone Store. However, the version of the app on Microsoft Corp’s mobile operating system would initially include just the core features at the moment but its development team would continuously update it to expand its capability.

The app for Windows Phone was first announced by no less than Instagram CEO Kevin System in October during an event in Abu Dhabi. It is assumed that both Instagram and Windows Phone have both worked hard to bring the popular app to the system.

Microsoft’s own data indicate that for quite some time now, Instagram has been the most searched for app in the platform’s download store. But it is only now that Windows Phone users could finally be able to use the service in their smartphones.

Instagram on Windows Phone

According to many analysts, Instagram on Windows Phone makes a big sense. That is because many devices with Windows Phone operating system are now the most powerful for photography. For instance, Nokia Lumia 1020 (which is sold for $149.99 online) is noted for being the most suitable for modern users, given its very powerful camera (at 41-megapixel resolution) despite the challenges that were hurled at the company.

Instagram and Windows Phone also noted that the app would not be just another replicate of Instagram for Android and for iOS. It is expected that Instagram for Windows Phone would help app developers to make a difference. That is because the OS has unique features like lock screen display and live-tile pinning.

The photo app would also facilitate usage of camera app that is built in. The app’s users could finally add lenses to enable better processing of pictures as those are shot.

Instagram and Waze arrive on Windows Phone

Instagram is now one of the most popular apps and services. It currently has 150 million users from all over the world. The volume of users did not decline even after Facebook Inc acquired it last year. Expected backlash from users has been proven to be unwarranted.

Aside from Instagram, Waze is also available now as an app in Windows Phone. Waze is a navigation and crowd-sourced traffic app. The two apps are expected to help the OS gain greater popularity among mobile users.

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