We have all been patiently waiting for Instagram to give us a native client, so we can eliminate sideloading the Android ports. But, that is a far cry from reality. Well today Gaspertrix posted a post on the CrackBerry forums, stating that he is working on a native Instagram client for the BlackBerry 10 platform called iGrann. One thing I noticed is that there will be a Q version released, that will help for the lack of functionality due to screen size using the ports available right now.
Here is what Gaspertrix had to say:
Well, I was going to post this the opening day of the BB Jam Asia, but I had an exam.
The first full native and free Instagram client for BlackBerry 10 is here.
It is not just an Instagram viewer, it is a full featured app.
What you can do with this app:
- Recover Password
- Edit Profile Information
- Browse Feed
- Browse Photos
- Explore Popular
- Search Users
- Search Hashtags
- View News
- Upload Photos
- Like / Unlike
- Follow / Unfollow
- Browse Profiles
What you can not do with this app:
- Apply filters to photos (planned)
- Browse Videos (planned)
- Upload Videos (planned)
- Receive push notifications
I am still finishing the design of some pages and will upload photos when they are finished.
I am testing the app using the simulator because I do not have a BB phone. When I get one to test, will upload a video.
In Login screen, last logged in user is saved, and when you touch on avatar, username is auto-filled and password is focussed for fast login.
I am open to opinions and suggestions.
And here are some screenshots of the progress: