Instagram is one of the most popular apps for iOS and Android. People take just about a picture of anything, their food, new gadget, shoes, landscape, whatever they may find and share it across Instagram. It is perhaps the most popular image sharing service out there. However, one of the major drawbacks of Instagram is the fact that it is not available on all mobile platforms, such as BlackBerry or even Windows Phone. Windows Phone users have been for a while looking for a suitable alternative to Instagram and with their movement of ‘2instawithlove’ they have been trying to convince Instagram team that they are a big enough player in the mobile world, so they could get the app on WP 8.
However, till that happens, itsdagram is the best alternative that you find in case you are using a device which runs Windows 8. So far, from Nokia these devices are Lumia 520, 620, 720, 820, 925 and 928. The application is available for Rs. 80, and is about 5 mb to download. You can use your existing Instagram account to sign in or create a new one in case you did not have one. The app is not available for Windows Phone 7 though.
The application in itself is fairly similar to how Instagram is on Android or iOS. You get the timeline of your images as you open the application. The app has the same tabbed interface like other WP 8 apps. you can explore the popular apps, and friends activity by swiping across. You can add image from the bottom strip or refresh your account straight from there. Feature wise, just about every feature including the ability to upload images, apply filter etc are present in the application. However, nothing extra has been added here. The filters are not the same as that found on the original app, but they work. The app does hang occasionally and there are other performance issues such as stutters. But, the bottom line is, this is as good as it gets and if you want a decent alternative on WP 8, then itsdagram is your best bet.
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