Native BlackBerry 10 Instagram client iGrann enters beta 4

By Bla1ze on 21 Dec 2013 02:53 am
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Development of the native Instagram client for BlackBerry 10 known as iGrann has been moving along quickly and the time has come for another release. Beta 4 is now available for download to those who wish to sideload it and give it a go and this time around, the change log is pretty massive and there has been tons of improvements to the app. Thankfully the developer behind it all, Gaspertrix, has laid it all out for us. You can read through the changes below or skip to the bottom to grab the download.

  • Spark notification icon present after reading notifications (Fixed)
  • Some images are shown as liked (Fixed)
  • Following news do not load (Fixed)
  • Wrong image size in Active Frame (Fixed)
  • Feed reloads while scrolling (Fixed)
  • Image interval in active Frame is erratic (Fixed)
  • Error while posting when text contains some special chars (Fixed)
  • Mark notifications as read when News tab is visited (Implemented)
  • Allow to edit caption while reGranning (Implemented)
  • Double always like media (Implemented)
  • Vertical lines in Profile (Implemented)
  • Profile Picture can be edited (Implemented)
  • View Photo Tags (Implemented)
  • Photo Tagging (Implemented)
  • Mention suggestion while commenting (Implemented)
  • Battery improvements (Implemented)
  • Better notifications management (Implemented)
  • White image for Modern UI (Implemented)
  • Option to disable notifications (Implemented)
  • Download progress indicator (Implemented)
  • Grid View in Profile (Implemented)
  • Tag View in Profile (Implemented)
  • Auto load more media in Profile (Implemented)
  • Locations for Uploads (Implemented)
  • Auto share to Facebook (Implemented)
  • Auto share to Twitter (Implemented)
  • Share images to iGrann (Implemented)
  • Native media share (Implemented)
  • Copy share URL (Implemented)
  • Shortcut to Hide/Show bars (Implemented)
  • Option to change title bar color (Implemented)
  • Option to define active frame cycle interval​
  • Pinch to Zoom in Feed (Implemented)
  • And more...

As I said, massive changes. If you're looking to give it a go, be sure to give plenty of feedback. After all, that is what beta releases are for. You can grab the download link below or head on into the CrackBerry Forums for further discussion.

Learn more / Download iGrann Beta 4

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

98 comments

DStLouis

Premier

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zeon mohamedd

Amazing...hope it will be available in the beta zones.

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rdchabs

Looks promising...

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BlokeNamedJeffrey

I can't wait until it his BlackBerry world

vizZir

And when is it supposed to be finally available ?

geenaxion

New leak plus igrann b4 = merry Christmas.

Keepin' it Chill Z10 (10.2.1.1055)

liteScribble

Nice. Gonna load it up when i get home

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liteScribble

Anyone else's notifications from Igrann is dated in the year 1970?

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zeon mohamedd

Why the bar files when I download it from the phone if doesn't work and when I downloaded it from pc it works.

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JAS0NB0URNE

Because it is a .bar file which needs to be sideloaded. .Apk files can be installed through the phone, not .bar.

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zeon mohamedd

How to Sideload?...is it easy or take a long time to do it.

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zeon mohamedd

Why in legacy blackberry devices, I mean os 4,5,6,7 you can download and install bar files from the phone itself from the browser...?!

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zeon mohamedd

And we can't in bb10

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yourpoison

It's real easy, download chrome and get the playbook/bb10 manager extension. Put your phone in development mode and drag the bar file on to chrome... takes like 3 seconds

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Nharzhool

AFAIK, that was a feature left there from before App Worlds were a thing. Now, they don't allow this because they don't really want people to install BlackBerry apps from anywhere but the App World. Developers know how to sideload .bar files and that's what it's for.

Use the Chome Playbook Extension to sideload to your device. There are quite a few walkthroughs available for it.

zeon mohamedd

Thanks guys

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SapphireEcstasy

Let's get this on BlackBerry world!!!! :D can't wait though... been waiting Ahhh :)

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arvveeeeee

Niiiice

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makmentoba

Nice and thanks gasp..appreciated

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davinci4real

The app made by the whole crackberry community

From Zuri my Z10.

Vithulan L Nathan

This app just keeps getting better and better. Well done dev, well done.

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chemicalamor

What's this app? We need instagram

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Flog Gnaw

Probably the closest were ever gonna get

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spikesolie

This app is instagram... in fact I downloaded a snapchat client for bb10 yesterday called "snap2chat" and it's more sexy than the official snapchat itself. these developers are putting more effort and their ideas are better than what they are imitating

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TioPepe78

I don't know but my wife says this app is better than the original in her android tablet, at least it seems that she likes it more.

Nharzhool

Damn straight! My Fiancée prefers my iGrann to Instagram on her S4.

spikesolie

That's because if it was just about having an instagram app, why couldn't they just slightly modify the original and provide a bar.

They truly want us to have sexy smooth native apps that doesn't make us "miss" or "wish for" the other platforms.

Using snap2chat yesterday I was just thinking snapchat should pay the developer and imitate his ideas across their entire.platforms. That's how good it was. So many more customizable features

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kjpeigan

I have absolutely no use for instagram...couldn't care less...but my sasktel BlackBerry Z30 rocks for all else I need it for...woo-hoo

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djsrt

Thanks for coming out.

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makmentoba

Still few bugs in news/following, numbers of liked pics not adjacent to the preview pics, and also tap on the liked users name/following's new friend doesn't bring me to their profile..other that good improvement..keep checking

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Nharzhool

Make sure you leave the feedback in the iGrann forum thread as I don't think Adrian is checking the comments...

Tzeed

Getting down to it as soon as I get home :)

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diogoteixeira87

Nice. But, still can't register an account, right? Thanks!

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walt63

I have a feeling that this app will be the native Instagram when done. No quotes on this. I mean like, the actual Instagram app.

BlackBerry has there hand in this project and has been quite on the efforts to bring Instagram to BlackBerry. They plan to use this and pay the developer for its efforts.

This is why it's still in beta and not published yet. A regular dev would have rushed it out by now (made some money) and done fixes along the way.

This dev's approach is very cautionary and strategic.

spikesolie

Is it confirmed that BlackBerry is sponsoring this? If it's worked perfectly they could integrate it in to the hub

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Nharzhool

AFAIK, BlackBerry isn't SPONSORING it, but I think I remember Adrian mentioning that he was just getting a bit of help from some devs from BB to sort out some niggles. However, I don't think that's related to the API or that.

He has received Long-running headless permission so he can integrate it into the Hub anyway, like Whatsapp is. I'm sure he will get around to that but his studies seem to have been in the way a bit with exams and what not...which is understandable.

spikesolie

Understandable I just got done with mine lol those exams suck!

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ayandakeith

I agree with the suggestion of going full throttle on this project. BlackBerry might as well invest into a BlackBerry run native instagram app like they do for Facebook. I wouldn't make it good enough. I would make it the best. Like what Neatly or Blaq is to Twitter.

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Nharzhool

Well, actually Adrian would probably need to talk to BlackBerry and Facebook and try and organise a contract to make this the official IG app. That way, he could install the crypto key on the IG servers to push notifications through to the devices like Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare etc do.

walt63

Exactly. There's so many intricacies in this project for an independent dev to tackle without some big boy help.

The app is BBWorld ready. Sure it's missing some minor tweaks but it's comparable if not better than the other Instagram app(s) that are out there now.

Either the dev is super anal and wants it to be flawless (which I don't mind) or BlackBerry is really leading these efforts and working with Instagram.

And guys, this is all my opinion. I don't have any facts. Whatever is going on behind the scenes with this app, it's going to be a good one....if ever released.

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blackberryz10w

Alright
BlackBerry forever

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gabovzla

Thanks Gasp!

Downloading now!

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gs_gnijjar

Serves the purpose for now until we get a native one.

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jiminica

Not an instagram user, but features in the app seems nice. Merry Christmas to all the instagramers.

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ezapper2

With the new leak the real instagram is working solid. I was even able to upload video last night.

Sorry I granny but your too late. Nice app for beta

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spikesolie

You will Always know the difference between a native app and a wank sideload! The same people complain about not having apps in the appstore when their precious android sideload actually don't work.

It's always a good option to have sideloads but only a fool would dismiss the need for natives

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bgalakazam

Have to agree here. Dev took his sweet time and if it wasn't for the new leak he probably wouldn't have released beta4. Also, still no video upload on beta4 and the works on the leak sideload.

Sent from my Q10

Juan_Pre3

A native BB 10 app is always better, and iGrann is working great. With new versión I can login into Instagram account, upload photos... Thanks Adrian!

Hup55

Awesome app! Just deleted the side loaded android version for this. I love the layout way better than the android port! Thanks for the hard work!

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Jerale Hoard

BlackBerry needs to release the app asap. I'm tired of hearing about these beta testing releases.

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Flog Gnaw

Can you read? It's made by a third party developer.. Gasp is working out the kinks so people like you don't complain about little bugs when it's released.

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Nharzhool

yeah, but people will always complain before educating themselves. I've done it many times before...

kscribs

When would it be reasonable to expect this to come to BlackBerry World?

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Nharzhool

probably around Feb/March. This is just speculation though...I have in no way, received any info from Adrian about this. I am just going on his rate of updates etc.

kscribs

Ok thanks

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Gaspertrix

I want Beta 4 to be the latest beta version before BB World release.
This version has everything I planned for the first iteration only bugs must be fixed.

Then, I will implement the missing features in the second iteration and if all goes as planned, you will be able to test iGrann via BB Beta Zone

IGeeve

New OS leak makes instagram run FLAWLESSLY! Video uploads are now possible! Sorry igrann snooze you lose.

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spikesolie

Wow with your attitude I hope you don't complain about lack of native applications.

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Nharzhool

Also kind of hope that he stands on lego every minute of every day for the rest of his life. Adrian has been working hard on his in his FREE TIME... He isn't an entire team of people from a massive company writing it. He is a man that's just coding out of consideration for us.

ikalinin

yes, poor attitude here.. you're supposed to support native app developers.

spikesolie

Amazing my only beef with these awesome developers is the name of the applications. They should just open a forum and ask users to suggest names and we all vote.

Igrann sounds like an app for iPhone grandmas to get old men lol. Still good work nonetheless. Would just like cool names that way when I recommend it to friends it sounds like a professional app that lacks nothing

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freedomx20a

Yah same thing! It should be like
Instaberry or blackgram etc

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spikesolie

There is one called blackgram. How about "instapik"?

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freedomx20a

Mint

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Kostas Aspiotis

How one can create an account on Instagram ? I can't login or create one through IGrann . Anyone?

tnewton85

Jesus christ just release it already!! Shouldn't take this long to make a simple app. Faaaak!

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Nharzhool

Please post the links to all your "simple apps" so I can see how much better yours are than this app...

Pro-tip: If you can't do a better job building a free app in your free time that uses a reverse-engineered API for a billion-dollar company integrating all these intricate features, you should probably hold your tongue...

He isn't going to release it before it is ready otherwise there will just be a stream of comments going on about features not working properly.

walt63

He dropped the mic on you son.

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Wbrian

Maybe call it BerryGram...

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Glen Campbell

It won't download..... I can't wait

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Vinnnnny

Love this dev. Not to sound ungrateful, but I hope video upload cones soon!

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Christian Casper Malonga

Its not the same filters as instagram ?

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Anders Pedersen

It runs smoothly

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Anik91

The developer should make this a paid app. That's a ton of work they've put in to this.

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dimitrisgreece

Currently loving it!

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YTDW2000

Blackgram turned out to be a joke.

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escape420

It won't download from crackberry how would I go about downloading this app

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dondizm

Can't wait for the official release!!!

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StayFrozen

Awesome! Thanks! Already side loaded it!

hirokomo

only read,add the effect of original instagram pls..

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rob32

Been waiting ages for this to come to BlackBerry World on my second BlackBerry 10 phone still waiting.....still waiting...

Rob32

Mekanyx

Is it me or we can't download it on the link !??

Justforfun7

Great job Adrian.....this app is turning into a real winner.

Thirdie Palma

I can't post any comments. :( It says "Update to the latest instagram app to post comments " something like that.

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jackxz

Works!!! Yay!!!!

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URBANINDO

Not possible to download it directly to my Q10?

URBANINDO

FrankDLR1972

I loaded it up on my Z10, but every time I try to log in I get the message: "Your version of Instagram is out of date. Please update your app to log in to Instagram." Anybody else have this? What can I do?

mixdchiqprettyaf

Wow okay I actually did it. But are there any more cool apps I can do this with

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obiscolly50

Cool! Thanks for all the effort. We really appreciate. However I noticed the double tap feature is not all that responsive as the real Instagram. I have to tap a couple of times to like pics or videos. I believe you can improve on that.

Thanks again for making this happen.

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akawarrior

This app is great but has had a refresh bug that reloads active frame with a new display selection under the EXPLORE option all the way back to version 1.0.0.3 beta. If you select Explore icon selection and after the frame loads put your finger on one of the picture thumbnails. Then gently push up to see the lower thumbnails hidden by the lower option bar. Pull your finger off the thumbnail once the lower thumbs are displayed and you will get a forced refresh. I love the app except for this issue. You loose that frame of pictures. No way to back up to that same lost frame.
A few things I would like to see done to the app to make it better would be to put SEARCH on the bottom tool bar and remove it from the top of EXPLORE or put that function like the others on its own support frame. Reason for that would be to get more thumbnail space on the EXPLORE frame. I would like to see refresh function removed by pulling down the explore frame to tap the explore button on the tool bar at the bottom. This would remove a large amount of code from the app and put a end to unwanted forced refreshes. Puts simplicity into operation with less chance of mistaken refresh.
The bug mentioned above has been on my z10 STL 100-3 on 3 different OS versions. I am more then sure others are having this same problem. I know the app is a work in progress and the author is making the app better and better with each update. I appreciate the hard work for a totally free app. I am just voicing my opinion in hopes the author will address this in future versions. Thanks in advance..

Akawarrior

SexyDel

Can someone please guide me how to download n install iGrann on my Z10

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