Instagram for Android grabs 1 million downloads on first day
Eager Android users awaiting the release of Instagram scooped up a million copies in less than 24 hours.
The free photo-sharing app made its official appearance on Google Play yesterday following a pre-registration period on March 24 that captured 430,000 interested users. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told The New York Times yesterday that the app was grabbing 2,000 people each minute following its debut.
The app initially launched in October 2010 as a way to tweak and share photos with other people. Users can edit photos via a series of filters and then share them on Instagram as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media sites.
The 30 million registered users upload more than 5 million photos each day. More than a billion photos have been shared so far just among iOS users -- a number that's sure to climb dramatically now that Android has joined the party.
Those of you unfamiliar with the app can see what all the fuss is about courtesy of CNET's review.