Pre-register for the Instagram app on Android

by Dale Wright

Instagram, the hugely popular iPhone app, has taken one more step towards appearing on Android devices. It’s soon due to become available through the Google Play and Amazon Appstore marketplaces, and eager Android users have the chance to be the first in line and register for the app. The exact date for release is not yet known, but after registering, all users are informed that Instagram will be in touch soon to let them know when the app is available for download.
Instagram logo 300x300 Pre register for the Instagram app on Android

Instagram is a simple photo editing and sharing app to ‘transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.’ Users can upload an unlimited amount of photos to their own photo stream that their friends can follow and comment on. The photos are editable before uploading, and the app has become popular on the iPhone due to the quality filters and effects which help to enhance the image. The app also allows for close integration with other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, with a one-tap sharing feature.

Instagram features regularly in the Apple App Store’s top 25 free app lists. Since its launch in October 2010, the app has gained over 15 million users around the world, including pop stars such as Justin Bieber. It has been a long time in coming to Android devices, but the chief executive, Kevin Systrom, announced in December that they were keen to push the app into new markets. Once launched on Android, the company will potentially see the number of users double.

The Android version of the app is expected to have all the existing iPhone features. It is currently free on the iPhone and doesn’t yet feature any advertising. However, it is likely that this will change in the future, and Instagram have been dropping hints that they will be exploring this idea to boost their revenues.

Would you pay for Instagram on the iPhone or Android?