There are many popular applications that have made themselves a name on the iOS platform and crossed over to Android. This is a lucrative business model for developers as it can easily make additional sales and greater exposure of the apps on the global scale. Unfortunately not all of the great apps have made their pilgrimage to the Android platform yet but one which can be expected soon is Instagram by Burbn, Inc. They have had plans to crossover this addictive vintage photo filter app for some time yet there had not been any information released up until recently.
An owner of a Galaxy Tab 10.1 had received an unusual popup message which claimed that Instagram was a “Featured App” and contained a link to download Instagram for Android. As the user clicked on the official message to enter the Android Market to start their download, the link was faulty and yielded no results. There are several apps which are in the race to get in on the Android action. The most popular and common ones are most likely to be the ones to make the official jump to the platform.
Unfortunately, an imposter malicious app named “Instagram” was released by a developer which required users to rate the app at 5 stars to unlock special features. This may have caused the featured app message which was observed as well as the missing Android Market listing. It was one of the apps which was able to temporarily bypass the new Android Bouncer anti-malware protection put in place on the Android Market by Google.
For the moment, PicPlz and Snapbucket are some alternative options in photo editing which can yield results similar to, but not exactly the style of Instagram. Once released, Instagram will allow Android OS users to snap vintage style photos which they can ten send to various social networks or keep in their personal albums.