updated 11:40 am EDT, Mon May 30, 2011
Platform still relatively insular
An iOS app, 100 Cameras in 1, has become the first mobile app to be integrated with Instagram. Instagram is the name of a popular iOS title and sharing service that combines photo filters with social networking, including the ability to share photos via Twitter, Facebook and email simultaneously. To upload to Instagr.am, however, people have normally had to use the official app to take a photo or pick one from the Camera Roll.
Instagram has actually had a public API available since February, but 100 Cameras in 1 is only the first unofficial title to allow direct upload to the service. Three versions of the app are available: the base iPhone/iPod edition includes 100 effects and also supports sharing via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, SmugMug and Dropbox. The iPad app adds some extra features, such as higher resolutions. The iPhone software is also available in a free version, restricted to just over 20 effects.