To the dismay of many iPhone users, Instagram, one of the most successful apps on the iOS App store, has finally made its way to Android. While it’s missing some key features that iPhone users enjoy, that hasn’t stopped the app from topping over one million downloads in less than 24 hours.
As you can see in the image below (taken from the Google Play Store) the app has been marked as having been downloaded between 1,000,000 – 5,000,000 times. Because of the media (tech) coverage the app has been getting and lets face it, the shear number of Android users, we could see well over 5,000,000 downloads by the weekend.
I’ve had a chance to test out the app on my Galaxy S II and I have to say, it feels great, but as I mentioned above, it’s missing some features that are available on the iPhone, which makes no sense. But there are some improvements on the Android version that relate to your account accessibility and I really like those changes. Overall though, Android users have a working app (since the 1.1 update) that takes great pictures and allows you to share them with ease.
Speaking of sharing, one thing I noted, which I’m sure more Android users have noted as well, there’s no support for Google+. Hopefully Instagram will add G+ support, as well as add those missing features from the iPhone version in future updates AND while their at it, finally give iOS users the ability to use the “volume up” button as a dedicate camera button (the API is there guys), then I think we’d all be happy.
Congrats to the Instagram Team on all the success.