Nokia: Instagram coming to Windows Phone (maybe)


One day...soon

There seems to be good news for Windows Phone users as Nokia has apparently confirmed that Instagram is coming to Microsoft’s mobile OS.

In an interview earlier today with the Bangkok Post, Chris Weber, Nokia’s executive VP, said that Instagram is coming to the Windows Phone Store, though he failed to mention any exact date or any other details. Weber went on to reaffirm Nokia’s commitment to the region with the upcoming launch of the Lumia 1020 and the company’s goal to regain their market share.

Instagram is one of the big name apps that missing from Microsoft’s offering and even though there are a number of very good alternatives in the Store, nothing beats having official support. Earlier today, one of our sources mentioned it’s very likely we’ll see the Instagram app launch at Nokia’s upcoming New York event. 

We should note that the source VR-zone is citing does not mention the Instagram information at this time, it may have been pulled. But, thanks to those annoying, autoscraping websites, it looks like the original post had the quote, according to this bit of information.

Source: Bangkok Post via: Vr-Zone

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it's coming. that's why they are so defensive with the name. but when it does, nobody will care the next day as the 3rd party apps will beat it in every way.

It hardly matters given the array of apps that are better than the original. I guess people like "official" apps where everything is ©™ and so forth.

Something was probably lost in translation in the original news. I doubt they would announce it this way if it were coming.

Nothing was lost in translation. The original source article clearly stated Instagram was coming. That article was later amended and all Insta references were removed.

Vlad Dudau said,
Nothing was lost in translation. The original source article clearly stated Instagram was coming. That article was later amended and all Insta references were removed.

I know the original article states this, but we've seen quotes in articles from foreign news outlets that mis quote the actual quote because English isn't their native language. you get what im saying?

BillyJack said,
Alright. Now I can add all kinds of artifacts to my photos and call them artistic.


/s

Pretty boring when people say this over and over again.
It has a huge userbase and although you may think it as pointless, many people don't.

Its funny how an app can be the cause of "distressed motorists" & "a potentially life-threatening issue". These people must be really really DUM or really obedient to drive into a lake cuz an app told them too.

da00 said,
not something I use, but about ****ing time you lazy *****.

I don't think it was being lzay. I think it was more along the lines of "I just don't care... Well, wait, ok...".

da00 said,
not something I use, but about ****ing time you lazy *****.

It's called allocation of resources. Instagram is what, six people in an office? None of whom likely have any experience programming for Windows Phone. They've obviously commited themselves to the primary platforms first (Android, iOS), before moving to the smaller platforms in order to maximize exposure. Not unexpected.

I've always maintained that Instagram would be coming to WP, but only when they had the resources to commit. I imagine the rage on here would be magnitudes greater if they put out a half-arsed WP app instead of devoting some actual time to making it work properly.

Shadowzz said,
But owned by Facebook, who surely can borrow 1 developer for a couple of weeks and then part time for the app.

As I understand it, Facebook are staying strictly hands off with Instagram, and leaving them to their own devices (no pun intended). I don't know where that leaves staff sharing.

Majesticmerc said,

As I understand it, Facebook are staying strictly hands off with Instagram, and leaving them to their own devices (no pun intended). I don't know where that leaves staff sharing.

You understand correctly (from what I've read). But, Windows Phone is the easiest platform to program for by far. If you know Java (Android), you'll get C# and XAML within a week.

amnesia- said,
Most people prefer 1st party apps.

This is true, so on that side it helps to finally get them on the platform but I think once you try the official app and then find out there's a better 3rd party app out there odds are you'll change.

The problem is that many people need that official app to be there in the first place.

GP007 said,

This is true, so on that side it helps to finally get them on the platform but I think once you try the official app and then find out there's a better 3rd party app out there odds are you'll change.

The problem is that many people need that official app to be there in the first place.

QFTW. Which is sad because a lot of the third party apps for services are a lot more polished than the sh** thrown out there by the first parties

I am also one of the people who only use First Party apps for services because 1) It is built directly by the service provider, 2) If there are changes in the service then there will be changes in the app, 3) I feel more secure.

I heard some security issues with 6tag. I also heard it was a another great app but due to the security issues I am avoiding it.

amnesia- said,
Most people prefer 1st party apps.
Third party apps have to work harder to be liked. When one is used extensively you know it's good.