Saturday, October 27, 2012

Instagram Coming to Linux

For the most part, social software sucks. They all seem to be a clone of Facebook or Google+ and nobody is doing anything exciting with it. Except Instagram. Instagram is revolutionary and it's completely changing both the way and frequency that people are sharing pictures from their lives. But there's one thing that really sucks about Instagram: it's only available on iOS and Android and, as far as I know, the company has no plans to bring the program to desktop users.

That's why I'm excited to announce that I'm starting a project to bring Instagram to Linux. And by 'bring it to Linux' I don't mean some crappy app that barely works when it chooses to actually start up. I mean doing Instagram the right way; beautifully. The software has brought beauty into our lives, a Linux client featuring it should be equally beautiful.

I'm beginning work on FriendlyPhotos today and will make regular announcement via this blog as I progress. I'll have something soon so keep your eyes open for updated postings.  Oh, and just in case you're wondering, FriendlyPhoto's is not an Instagram official app. I have nothing to do with the people who make Instagram. I'm just a user who loves the program and wants to bring it to Linux.

9 comments:

mikiaandy said...

thx

Pinker said...

You should consider developing it as cross-platform application.
Qt is great library, Java I like a lot less, but still cross-platform.

Inashdeen said...

May i ask. How do u actually going to bring instagram to linux since instagram do not open or allow any api being used to upload any picture to their center using third party applications?

Cyber Killer said...

I hope you won't tie the app to that nasty-failbook-owned webservice, but allow to save to hdd or upload to any webservice a user wants.

Pedro said...

Coooooooooooool =)

Todd McCullough said...

Looking forward to it!

Mariusz Kędzierski said...

Great!

steven said...

Join the elementary community and write your in Vala (is similar to Java) and in GTK3 for a good integration.

Check out their project :

http://elementaryos.org

Ronny Ager-Wick said...

Has there been any progress on this project? Doesn't seem to be any news about is since the release of this article.

It seems like a brilliant project, and I'd love to alpha/beta test it if it's near that stage.