Ever since the launching of BB10 early last year, people have constantly bashed BlackBerry with the same old lack of app argument. However thus time around it wasn’t in general but more focused on the “big” names. I for one don’t use apps. My BlackBerry has been and always will be my most trusted “toolbox” to accomplish the work that I do. We all saw how Netflix literally turned their back on BlackBerry and Skype has been working as an Android Port. For those of you that have always wanted to keep in touch with Instagram you would have to side load and perform various workarounds to get it to function.

Now with the recent updates on leaked versions of the BB10 OS including the android runtime we have been able to simply install rather than side load the Android .APK’s in order to get them to work. This in fact has even allowed the BB10 devices to well…run Android better than Android. The lack of DEV’s out there to continue to create native apps has been limited due to the negativity that BlackBerry has received this past year.

I am writing this because I feel that a certain DEV deserves a huge pat on the back and a “Job well done”. If there’s ever been a little app with big potential out there, its iGrann – Client for Instagram by Adrian Sacchi. Today I was browsing around to download the RC2 for iGrann being that I’m setting up an extra z10 that I have for my wife to use and came across its official release on BlackBerry World.

I don’t use this app but have tested it with my wife’s feedback and I must say that it does the job perfectly and gets 2 thumbs up in my book. I highly recommend that we show some love and support by spreading the word to others out there that do use it. This guy has put in a lot of work to make this when nobody else could…

Here’s the link and change log from BBW:

The first full native and free client for Instagram™ on BlackBerry 10 is here. It is not just an Instagram™ viewer, it is a fully featured app.

With iGrann you can:
* Register an account
* Browse Feed, Photos & Videos
* Upload Photos
* Add Photos to Map
* Auto Share to Facebook and Twitter
* Share Photos & Videos
* Tag Photos
* Apply native filters and frame to photos
* Like and Unlike Photos & Videos
* Comment Photos & Videos
* Receive Notifications
* Explore Popular Photos & Videos
* Browse Profiles
* Follow and Unfollow Users
* Search Users & Hashtags
*View News
* ReGrann Photos
* Edit your Profile
* Download Photos & Videos
* And much much more…

What is not currently available, but will be implemented soon:
* Instagram Direct
* Upload Videos
* Apply IG filters

This application uses the Instagram™ API and is not endorsed or certified by Instagram™. All Instagram™ logos and trademarks displayed on this application are property of Instagram™.

This was written by our friend Robert(it) and posted my me.


Work in Progress!