Posts Tagged ‘Instagram’
YouTube Capture Wishes To Possibly Be The Instagram Of Video
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:27 Written by Mr2pointO Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:27
If you have an iPhone or even an Android for that matter you undoubtedly know that there are dozens of quick shot video apps that you can apply filters to and upload with. So what makes YouTube Capture different? Well they cut out the middle man. Most of those other apps will record a video, let you apply a filter and then upload it to YouTube. Yeah that’s the key your videos have been going to YouTube and that’s where you want them to go, so henceforth YouTube presents you with Capture. Lots of oohs and aahs . Hit the break for my hands on.
Think Outside The App Store
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:36 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:36
Despite the fact that apps like Instagram and Draw Something have been acquired by Facebook and Zynga for millions of dollars 59% of most apps don’t earn enough of a profit to break even. If you are an app developer and are hoping to be the next big thing that gets bought out by a bigger company you might first want to read a recent study conducted by App Promo. They found that in a market where there’s an app for everything more than half of mobile apps never make enough money to break even and only 12% make a profit of $50,000 or more. Many of these developers are working with a budget of at least $30,000 and about 14% of their time is used to focus on marketing.
There’s over a million apps across the many mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets. The challenge for developers has been getting their applications noticed and downloaded. Developers who advertise and market outside of the app stores have generally found the most success earning revenue for their app. Discovery is the key to a successful app and without a decent marketing budget and time put in promoting it developers may just find their app getting lost in the crowded app stores. App Promo’s research is based on data from a survey of over 100 app developers. Read more: Think Outside The App Store
Hipsters have more reasons to complain, Facebook to snatch up Instagram.
Last Updated on Monday, 9 April 2012 04:15 Written by LoganDX Monday, 9 April 2012 04:15
While all of you were out picking through half-price Easter candy, well maybe that was just me, Facebook was busy working its clutches into Instagram. Less than a week after the popular and I mean POPULAR social service released its anticipated Android app, Zuckerburg and company are ready to swallow it up for a hefty $1billion in cash and stock. The Zuckster wants users to know that even though they plan on owning Instagram, nothing will change. You won’t have to post your photos to Facebook, you can post them to other networks, etc.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
Nothing to worry about right? Well not exactly. Just like the big who to do that surfaced from those annoying hipster iPhone users when the Android app released, the community has gone into full on uproar mode. Enraged people are tossing hissy fits and deleting accounts en mass. Which really makes no sense as Facebook hasn’t actually bought Instagram yet. Why are they so upset? They’re afraid of Facebook changing things, making it a different place than they’re used to. They don’t want the social networking giant mucking up their “privacy” and what not. But what’s really the deal? After the break…
iPhone users take elitism to new depths over Instagram for Android.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 06:44 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 4 April 2012 07:00
If we’re to believe the recent whining of iPhone users, the release of Instagram for Android is one of the signs of the apocalypse. Rather upset that the photo sharing app lost its exclusivity to their precious device, they’ve taken to Twitter to cry about it. As you can see, one user decided Instagram was a “gated community” but now is a run down “Section 8 housing”. Which really is not only elitist but offensive if you think about it. You can draw plenty of assumptions off that one message but sadly there are more.
The level of tweets coming from butthurt iFanboys hammers home a long believed idea of them. They’re snobby, self entitled, arrogant, pretentious, etc. Before we get too far into this, let’s make one thing clear – not all iPhone users are that way. The amount of crying that is out there does make it seem though that a majority of them are. It really should be funny that they’re so angry over a simple app but it’s sad. It’s just an app people!
Having access or not to any particular app does not make anyone better than anyone else. The fact that some people are clinging onto an antiquated ideal of superiority because of a cell phone is sickening. Instead maybe, just maybe, they could be happy we live in an age where we have this kind of technology.
Any geeks out there sporting an Apple device? What’s your take on this? Androiders, chime in as well. Do try to keep it somewhat civil though.