[Confirmed] Instagram to be released for US launch?
Alright that's it, I'm going crazy over here as to Instagram coming to BlackBerry 10 especially reading those rumors and articles out there. I've really no f*cking idea what's going on in this world. Kevin, you promised us that a native app will be coming anytime. Judging by my last thread I made, you gave us a couple of hints and enough proofs that it's indeed a native app. Now those articles that are flying around mentions we'll never ever see a native one coming to BB10 and in fact it is a ported version of Andriod. Seriously, enough with the teasing and all. For the sake of BlackBerry and CrackBerry nations, can't you/someone/BB/BBRY/RIM be direct to us and let the words come out because once again, enough is enough already!
Back on the subject, this is what I stumbled across Twitter after doing some heavy research last night. I know it's gonna shock you and most probably won't believe it, but it's worth a peek.
Your thoughts on this people? And especially you, Kevin!
Last edited by Nabooy; 04-03-13 at 06:50 PM.
- 02-22-13, 06:55 PM #2
Re: Instagram to be released for US launch?
Kevin has already addressed the issue. He posted a blog post about it earlier today/last night. Check the front page... Though it may be pushed back to the second page by now.
In a nutshell, no native app, and the Android port is a tentative maybe.
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- CrackBerry Master
02-23-13, 01:12 AM #4
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If you read the BB experience 2013 -DC threads, you will find reference to the fact that BblB management has confirmed in front of an audience of 300 that instagram will be on stage in late March to launch the Z10 in the US market. So I think the commitment is now confirmed.
- 02-23-13, 04:48 AM #11
Instagram to be released for US launch?
So really, the line about tools not toys doesn't play well, does it? Especially now that Angry Birds is on the Z10. Because any device has within it the power to be used as a toy or a tool.
For example, hospitals use iPhones and iPads as tools, not toys. And if you notice the tabs, they also use Androids and Blackberries. So the line doesn't work there very well, does it?
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- 02-23-13, 05:04 AM #12
- 02-23-13, 05:07 AM #13
Like Q said, any device has the capacity to be used either as a tool or toy. Instagram might be a way for businesses to connect with their customers particularly fashion brands. Posting a photo of their products to share with people who follow them. Not everyone that is on Instagram is on facebook or twitter. So might be a medium for them to communicate with their consumers. Or look at facebook. It used to be a site to socialise, connect with friends, and make new ones if you are so inclined. But now businesses are using it to connect with their fans as well.
- 02-23-13, 05:07 AM #14
- 02-23-13, 05:18 AM #15
- 02-23-13, 05:26 AM #19
But if we're talking apps, it seems that iPhones/iPads are used in classrooms because of available apps.
Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory
In this instance, the line between a fun app and an educational app is blurred, but I would argue that much of education is engaging young minds to want to learn. Therefore, these meet the criteria of tools for the classroom. I don't see Angry Bird there, do you?
- 02-23-13, 05:39 AM #20
Oh looky.....another use of the iPhone and the iPad in the medical field.
I don't think these are toys, I think these are more like tools for physicians and nurses.....what do you think?
M*Modal and Intermountain Healthcare Collaborate on Industry's First Speech-Enabled Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) App for iPhone and iPad | iPhone Developer's Journal
- 02-23-13, 05:51 AM #21
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-23-13, 06:02 AM #23
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The tool vs. toy line is between iPhone and BlackBerry is even more blurred now that exchange integration on BB10 is using active sync, even with the new BES. Super tight integration with exchange calendaring and contacts was once a great differentiator for BlackBerry, and now this functionality is no better than iPhone or Android. Add to that the grim reality that many apps that business people use are released on the other platforms first, and I don't see how we can say BlackBerry has a leg up as a business tool any more.
BlackBerry Balance is an exciting feature, but it's something that has to be implemented by the IT department at a time when many organizations are considering dumping the BlackBerry platform altogether. I had to beg my IT department to do the (free) upgrade to the BES to properly support my Z10; they had no plans to do so initially.
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