Instagram, the popular photo-filtering and sharing iPhone app is finally making its way to Google’s Android OS. It’s been a long time since we first heard about the Instagram app for Android, but there was no specific launch date. Unfortunately, we still don’t have the exact date as to when the app will be available for download, all we know is that will release very soon.
Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, founders of Instagram recently spoke about the Android version of the famous photography app at the SXSW in Austin, Texas. Systrom also said that the Android version of the app is slightly better than the iPhone version.
For those who are unaware about Instrgram, it is a social networking service that allows users to upload and share photos. Unlike Facebook, Flickr and other photo sharing services, Instagram is only available on smartphones, for now, only on iPhone. As the service does not feature any web interface, the only way of uploading photos is using the smartphone app.
“I don’t think it took us so long. We just had priorities. Had we tried to be both on Android and iPhone at the same time, it would’ve been tough to innovate in the way that we have.”
He further added that Instagram currently has approximately 27 million users.
Once the app hits Google Play App Store, it will be interesting to see the reaction of Android users who have been eagerly waiting for it. In the mean time, you can check out similar apps that are available out there, including mytubo and Lightbox for Android. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.