Instagram iPhone App - What is it?
For the past couple of weeks I've been constantly taking photos of anything that catches my fancy. Be it food I order from a restaurant, stuff I see around, small objects, toys and other things, I make it a point to take a snap of them. I don't use the boring iPhone default camera. I use a third-party app which I recently discovered. It's called - Instagram.
The Instagram iPhone app is a mixed breed of photography and social networking app. As a camera/photography app it lets you use your iPhone's camera to take photos of anything you want. Right after taking the picture, the app then gives you various photo filters that you can apply to give your photos that cool, retro look. There are 11 of these photo filters, excluding the normal one.
So, what happens after you've applied a filter to your photo? You can then add a short description of the photo, geo-tag it, and then most importantly share it with your friends and family via the following social sites - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and Foursquare. The app covers all the major social/microblogging/photo sharing sites.
After sharing, the app then saves your photos. But before you can share your photos to those sites, you must first configure the app to connect to those sites. This is one issue that I have with the app. You have to configure it every time you want to share a photo. Hopefully, in a future update, there will be an option to leave this turned on continuously and it will be turned off only if you don't want to share your photos.