All throughout last week, we saw images of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy all over social networking sites. Social networks helped people stay in touch and gave those outside of the storm's path a way to see what kind of havoc Sandy was wreaking. Instragram was one of these sites people on the East Coast used to show the impact of Sandy, and it turns out that the Hurricane ended up being a pretty big event for the photo sharing network.
Those of you addicted to Instagram know good and well the limitations of the platform - many of them placed there by design to keep the community mobile and "exclusive", so to speak. Now Instagram has heard the cries and pleas of those begging for more web integration, more ability to connect with a notebook rather than just a smartphone and a tablet. And so it is - Instagram has announced web profiles - places where your Instagram universe comes to the big screen with a layout that's suspiciously similar to the largest social community on the internet: Facebook.
In this age of digital photography, a picture can be transformed a thousand ways, made to look like a Polaroid snapshot or an antique image, given a moody or artistic or saturated look. Instagram, the social photography app, allows smartphone users to take a picture, apply a filter, and then send it off into the social networking sphere. Now, according to sources, Twitter is poised to take on the popular photography service by adding photo filters to its own mobile app.
The app known as Skifta is one that allows you to instantly take command of the contents of every wi-fi connected device in your home with your Android device - and soon it'll be working with Dropbox and Instagram too. This app is one which we've had a brief look at in the past, and with the undeniable ease and quickness with which we were able to get up and running, there should be no doubt in the amount of greatness that's about to be unleashed with integration with the cloud-based archives at Dropbox and Instagram. This update will take place on the 23rd of October and will join an ever-growing set of channels that also work with the system.
Olympus may have its metaphorical hands busy dealing with its new Sony venture, but that hasn't stopped the firm from pushing out an Instagram-style companion app for iPhone and iPad. Olympus Image Share hooks up the company's PEN micro four thirds cameras via a FlashAir memory card and sucks their shots to your phone or tablet, allowing for various filters and effects to be added before sharing them via Facebook and other social networking sites.
Unless you live under a rock, you know what twitter and Instagram are. Twitter is a microblogging platform and Instagram is the photo taking and sharing application that allows users to apply all sorts of filters to their pictures. Recent data from a comScore mobile measurement report has shown that Instagram has beat twitter in daily mobile users for the first time ever.
Ever since the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 released last week, many apps have been updated to support the two. Google Chrome and Sparrow (coming soon) are just a couple big apps that support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 now. Added to that list is Instagram, the popular photography app that lets users take and share heavily-filtered images.
Google has snapped up Instagram-rival Snapseed, part of the apps and services portfolio of Nik Software, with the team responsible for the photo editing app apparently being integrated into Google+. Terms of the deal have not been announced, but according to insiders it's Snapseed - currently available for iOS, PC and Mac, and with an Android version in the pipeline too - that was the main target, The Verge reports, rather than the company's other image processing software.
Berg's whimsical Little Printer has been hacked to support photos, though the new direct messaging feature won't be present in the first generation of the unusual desktop gizmo. Part of a side-project by a member of the Berg team, the app update adds a camera feature to the currently text-only smartphone software, allowing users to append a photo to their wirelessly-beamed message.