Instagraph for Windows Phone coming today with $2.49 price tag


Last week started with some good news about Instagram for Windows Phone. A 3rd party app by the name of Instagraph popped up with the ability to upload images to Instagram, something that Windows Phone users have not been able to do. We later learned that the app had passed Windows Phone Store certification and would arrive soon. We’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival, and it finally appears today is that day.

Instagraph is not an official Instagram app, nor does it have Instagram’s blessing. The developers have found a way to upload images to Instagram without an official API. This means Instagram can’t suddenly change something and kill the app. Basically the developers have set up a server to relay between the app and Instagram. To keep the server from being bogged down they are limiting everyone to three uploads per day.

Since this is not an official Instragram app there are a few things you can’t do. The biggest thing is new users will not be able to sign up for an Instagram account. In order to get an account you will need to borrow someone’s Android or iOS phone. The app also does not allow you to view your Instagram feed or like and comment on photos. That will come later. Since this is not an official app you do not get the official Instagram filters. Instead you get the Aviary open source photo filters that you may have used in other apps. They are very powerful, and may even be better than the ones Instagram offers.

Instagraph will be available later today for $2.49 and no free trial. If that seems pricey remember that the developers are running a server for this app to work, and that is not free. If you want Instagram this is your only option right now. Keep it locked to WinSource for hands-on later today when the app is released.

[via WPC]

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Pretty cool, even if limited. I mean at this point Windows Phone users will probably just take what they can get if they really want Instagram. I will be looking forward to seeing your hands-on!