One bone of contention that prevents many from making the jump to Windows Phone 8 is the lack of popular social apps on the platform, in particular Instagram. Indie developers have tried to alleviate this by creating unofficial Instagram clients, but they usually have some form of limitations – Metrogram only lets you view posts from your friends but will not let you upload your own images, and Instagraph only lets you upload three images per day.
Now, there’s yet another unofficial Instagram client promising to be “fully-featured” – upload pictures, comment and like other images, create accounts, and tagging photos. Itsdagram achieves this via a “hacked API”, allowing for all of the features that the other unofficial clients are not capable of doing. There is, however, one mighty caveat: Itsdagram does not offer filters or image editing options of any kind before uploading an image – which, apparently, is a design choice of the developer, who believes that there are other image editing apps on the platform.
In all fairness, however, the app certainly looks very polished and integrates the Metro layout very well. Currently, Itsdagram is in beta and is “seven to ten days” away from being available in the Windows Phone Store, subject to Microsoft’s approval. It also remains to be seen if Instagram will block the app’s release to the Store. It is expected to retail at $1.49, with a free trial of one photo upload.
(Source: WP Central)