At times like these I’m reminded of the sage phrase “Money talks, B.S. walks”. There is clear momentum taking place for the Windows Phone platform. Phones are selling better than ever, apps are back to being updated regularly, popular apps from iOS and Android are making their way to the platform and more are coming very soon. So what is Microsoft to do/ Simply, get the most in-demand and popular app Instagram on the platform ASAP. Open up the pocketbook, plunk down whatever you have to, build it yourself if you must and wrangle approval deal from Facebook. I’m sure the only thing Windows Phone users and would be converts care about is that it is present and accounted for.
Listen, I get that the delay in bringing the popular app to the Windows Phone platform is mostly on the Instagram end of things. I’ve come to understand that I’m not a Microsoft proponent but a consumer proponent. The consumer is using Instragram everyday to share their favorite pictures to an ever-expanding social network. Microsoft you must get Windows Phone into the action. Furthermore it isn’t terribly difficult to imagine an optimized Windows Phone version being the best of the bunch.
Think about it. An Instagram app that is fast and fluid, integrated into the People Hub and Photo Hub, lenses support, quick sharing, sharing between associated apps. Make it happen Microsoft! We’ve seen the amazing things developers can do just by looking at the amazing amount of features Nokia keeps adding to their Creative Studio Suite.
Again I make this plea. Microsoft prioritize getting Instagram live into the Windows Phone Store. To borrow from Andre Agassi “image is everything.” Buyers don’t care how Instagram comes to the platform they just want to know that it is there. You’ve done far too much good work in Windows Phone 8 to let something as simple as a group of petty developers get in your way. I know you can do it now all that is left is to get it done.