I’ve recently fallen in love with Instagram (I am @aka_me there), the photo-sharing tool. It’s managed to put me back in a mood I was last in in the early Flickr years:
- the pleasure to take photo on a near daily basis
- pay more attention to my surroundings in search of interesting snaps to share
- care for my friends’ pics
This is quite an amazing feat for a very simple app with limited features compared to the competition.
But they have a recently-released API that has been used to create a series of interesting web-apps and mashups. The next months will probably see the release of many more services (going beyond the simple display of photo on a grid) but I thought I’d start by listing some of the best services of the moment.
Cookie points for the person releasing a map of Tokyo’s cherry blossom path overlaid with Instagram cherry blossom pics.
Special mention for Printstagram which allows you to print your photos on a poster or small stickers.Follow @aka_me