Official Instagram app finally coming to Windows Phone
Instagram has finally announced the upcoming release of an official app on Windows Phone devices. The news comes both from Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, and Nokia, which confirmed the app’s development at its Nokia World conference in Abu Dhabi today.
“Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it,” said Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in a statement. “We’re looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments in the coming weeks.”
Details concerning the app’s features are still under wraps, so it’s unknown whether the Windows Phone Instagram app will include Instagram Video or other features already found on iOS and Android.
Vine for Windows Phone was also briefly shown at the Nokia World conference, with The Verge reporting that the app is currently in beta testing. It was first announced in July, and will contain a “customized” experience for Nokia Lumia.
The official support for both Vine and Instagram on Windows Phone devices should make the platform more desirable for users and developers alike, as it’s assumed these larger names will help grow consumer adoption of the brand.
The Windows Phone platform sits in a distant third, with a recent report from Kantar Worldpanel seeing Windows Phone accounting for only 4.6 percent of smartphone sales during the period of March to May 2013. That’s compared to Android and iOS, which accounted for 52 percent and 41.9 percent of sales during the same period, respectively.
[H/T The Verge]