We all know that the social photo network Instagram is super huge these days, however, legacy BlackBerry users have been missing out on the action. That is until today when I was having a look through BlackBerry World on my Bold 9900. Client for Instagram from The Jared Company may not be as fancy as the Instagram apps for BlackBerry 10, iOS, Android and Windows Phone but it does the job by utilizing the web browser.
The nice thing here is that when you launch the app you'll be given two options: 'Open Viewer' or 'Upload Photo'. Selecting the latter will swing you into your picture gallery where you can select the image you wish to use and add a comment to it as shown in the photograph above. It's certainly not as smooth as on other platforms and you don't have the option to alter the image or add filters but you can still get your Instagram fix.
Opening the viewer will allow you to scroll through your feed and you can like and comment on photographs. The images are a little small and this is far from the perfect solution but at least it is an option.
Client for Instagram is free to download although you will find a slightly annoying advert at the top of the page. You can't win them all!
With the app you will be able to :
- Register a new account - Post photos
- Comment on posts
- Like photos
- View popular photos
- Search tags / users
- Follow/Unfollow Users
- Perform searches to find photos of interest
- View your own feed
Pretty sweet don't you think? Give it a go and sound off in the comments with your thoughts? After all, there are more BlackBerry legacy devices out there than BlackBerry 10 at the moment.