Well, not exactly. Instagram still hasn’t officially published their app to the Windows Phone store, but, I think there is really good news to share… maybe even better news. Let me explain.
Yesterday, Rudy Huyn, published his application (6tag) to the Windows Phone store that is a FULL FEATURED Instagram App for Windows Phone. As of today, 6tag has over 3,600 reviews and has achieved a 5 star rating. It is a FREE application that you can download and begin using today.
6tag is the most full featured Instagram app for Windows Phone.
Upload picture and videos, apply filters, tag your friends, view posts on a map, etc…
Customize your photos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects.
Share your photos and videos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button.
- 100% original filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
- Video recording with cut scenes
- Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
- Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare, VK
- Unlimited picture uploads
- geotag your posts
- Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
- Front & Back camera support
- And much much more…
As we all know, 1st party titles don’t necessarily mean better titles. True, 1st party developers have access to the super secret sauce and the APIs, but the world is filled with super talented 3rd party developers. Maybe that is the case for Instragram.
If you look at the 5 start rating that 6tag currently has based on over 3,600 reviews, that is far better than the Instagram app is receiving on the iOS platform.
(pic from iTunes store)
As of this writing, the official 1st party Instagram app is receiving 3 stars based on 2,300+ reviews with the haters nearly equal to the lovers of the app.
(pic from iTunes store taken on 8/23/2013 at 8:30a EST)
If you have been waiting to adopt a Windows Phone because of Instagram, maybe you shouldn’t wait any longer. It appears that the 6tag application will give you everything you have been wanting… and, maybe with a better experience.
You can also read another review about this app on Windows Phone Central.