Nokia has launched an appeal for Instagram to bring its much loved photo enhancing and sharing application to the Windows Phone 8 platform, releasing its own app in a bid to encourage the developer to act.
Entitled #2InstaWithLove, the Nokia made imaging application mimics one on Instagram’s most loved features, allowing users to take photos and add an aged polaroid style filter to the image before sharing it with friends. All snaps captured with the new app are emblazoned with the slogan #2InstaWithLove.
“Many of you have asked when Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone,” an official Nokia spokesperson stated. “The #2InstaWithLove app was created as a way for you to have your voice heard.”
A somewhat desperate plea to try secure the backing of a single, albeit globally popular application, Nokia has claimed that “it is all about showing Instagram just how passionate the Windows Phone community is.”
Whilst Instagram has yet to express any plans to launch its own official Instagram Windows Phone 8 app, it has been rumoured that Microsoft, creator of the Windows Phone platform has been making its own rendition of the in-demand application. Although said to be in development, Microsoft would require official permission from Instagram to launch such an application.
With an Instagram Windows Phone 8 app still up in the air, the photo tweaking specialist recently confirmed it is working on an Instagram BlackBerry 10 app with the service set to land later this month.
“Instagram will definitely be coming to BlackBerry 10,” sources stated recently. The insiders added: “While no formal announcement was made this week about Instagram coming to BlackBerry, we did get word that BlackBerry is engaged in the process with Instagram right now.”
Although Instagram does not feature on the platform’s app roster, Nokia, speaking at MWC 2013, recently confirmed that there are now 130,000 Windows Phone 8 apps available through the Windows Phone Marketplace.
“Today we are proud to announce that we have achieved the level of 130,000 Windows Phone 8 applications,” Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said. “That’s 130,000 applications tailor made for the Windows Phone experience.”
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