We are hosting the fourth edition of our Mobilize: The Internet Conference in San Francisco next week. I will be chatting with folks from Twitter, Instagram, Flipboard, Pandora, Square and T-Mobile USA. We are talking about “what’s next” for mobile. Hope to see you there.
Vlix, a mobile video sharing app that adds Instagram-like filters is joining a long line of start-ups and apps that are trying to do precisely the same thing. To bad, none of these apps aping Instagram know what really matters to the app users.
Thanks to celebrities and its excellent usability and engagement techniques, Instagram, one of my favorite iPhone-based photo sharing apps has crossed another milestone — 150 million photos shared. Less than a year old, the service now has over 7 million users who share 15 photos per second.
100 Cameras in 1, a photo app created by Stuck in Customs, can now export photos directly to Instagram, the first app to do so. If more apps export to Instagram, the upstart photo network could become the center of the iPhone mobile photo experience.
It has been a magical few months for Instagram, a mobile photo-sharing startup. It has grown from nothing to more than 3.2 million users, and raised $7 million in funding. In this video, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom shares the story of Instagram.