Instagram is a beautiful way to share your world. It’s a photo and moment sharing reinvented with lashings of retro style. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform it and then post it to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
The app is taking over the world with around 30 million active users; it was an exclusive Apple product until last week when the Android version was released and racked up more than 1 million downloads in 12 hours. And now Instagram was officially taken over by Facebook for a nifty sum of $1 billion.
Instagram places your photos into a square shape, in homage to both the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras, with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Then together with the filters you give your snaps a retro look.
Like so many of the coolest apps around, it manages to combine the tactile feel of something retro and make it accessible in the cyber world.
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your friends and also creative people in your networks from around the world.
Instagram is fast, it’s stylish and a great social networking tool that lets you to share snap shots of your life with friends and families. You can also use your Instagram on iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.2 or above (download link below). It’s also available on Android camera phone running 2.2 or higher.