The App of the Year Instagram, and why you should get it
Posted on 7:26pm Friday 13th Jan 2012
A relatively fresh new trend sure to increase in popularity in 2012 is the Apple App called instagram. Instagram is a free photo sharing applications that allows users to take photos and share them on instagram as well as other social networking sites, including facebook, twitter, tumblr and flickr. It is compatable with any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
The app confines photos into a square shape, a trait apparently paying homage to both the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras. It launched in Apple’s App Store on October 2010 and by December that year it had one million registered users. By June 2011, they had reach five million and by September it had passed ten million registered users. In January 2011, hashtags were added in order to aid user and photo discovery.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo Da Vinci.
Instagram takes this quote to heart, having an extremely simple concept, yet it is so unique and sophisticated. The user takes photos throughout their day or week, whether it is a funny sight they’re seeing or a thing of natural beauty. The photos are extremely easy to upload, and can be published on facebook and twitter at the same time, enabling all of your friends on all of your social networking sites to see them. It enables average citizens of the world to show their artistic side, with everyone being able to show the world their particular taste or style of photo.
In December 2011 Apple Inc. named Instagram “App of the Year” for 2012, which is one great accolade. I can tell you one thing I would certainly be using this application if I had an iPhone.