Hipstamatic Oggl comes to WP8, brings Instagram

Jordan O'Brien
July 29, 2013

One of the biggest complaints about Windows Phone 8 is a missing Instagram app, and although there have been many unofficial apps, allowing both viewing and uploading, Hipstamatic Oggl is the first official solution.

It may not be the dedicated app from Instagram we had hoped for but it is definitely a start.

If you’re unfamiliar with Hipstamatic Oggl on iOS, then be aware that it is not just an Instagram app ‘ with its own photo sharing app dubbed Oggl.

You also can’t just login with your Instagram app and just upload to that, being forced to create an Oggl account and then link your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts ‘ depending on where you want your photos to go to.

You’ll also not be able to view Instagram photos, being forced to go to the mobile browser when you want to see your stream, which also lends itself to another problem ‘ the inability to register for an Instagram account.

The app is currently free, although it does offer premium lenses and films (essentially filters) which will be priced at $9.99 per year or $2.99 per quarter. Currently Windows Phone 8 users can get access to all these premium features for absolutely nothing, but only for the first 60 days.

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