Over the past few days there has been a lot of hoopla surrounding Instagram and their apparent shutting down of third-party applications. Windows Phone users had issues with their third-party clients like Instance and for BlackBerry 10 users using the sideloaded Android version, the situation was much the same with images randomly disappearing after having been uploaded.
For their part, Instagram stated they weren't intentionally blocking any apps but rather just improving their spam filters to better improve the services and apparently they were tuned a little too aggressive. Now, it appears as though whatever change Instagram made to their API initially, is no longer the case and images uploaded via third-party apps are once again working.
Personally, my Instagram never really stopped working but there's plenty of folks in the CrackBerry Forums who had issues. With that being the case, I have to ask. Is your Instagram now working right again? Did you even have issues to begin with? We're not going poll this one but feel free to drop your comments below and let us know how things are working for you.
If nothing else, this incident highlights the importance of recognizing the fact that even though the Android version of Instagram does work on BlackBerry 10, there's nothing stopping Instagram from shutting it down. Technically, it's still unsupported and therefore at Instagrams mercy. Anyone using the app should consider using a backup service like IFTTT if the loss of those images scares you.