Last night, I published my 400th photo on Instagram — and it got me thinking about how I use this indispensable app. In the year and half I’ve been using the service, that amounts to about about five pictures posted per week. But my posting pales in comparison to how often I use the app: every morning I check my feed, many times throughout the day, and definitely before I go to bed at night. Much of that browsing, especially in the evening, is done on my iPad — despite the fact that Instagram still does not have a tablet-optimized iPad app. Yes, even one of the most popular iOS apps of all time still requires you to click the “2x” button on your iPad. How can this be? It’s certainly easy to write it off as the fact that people take photos with their smartphones, not their tablets. But one of the best parts of Instagram, and I know this is the case not just for me, is browsing the images that your friends are posting.
Where is Instagram’s Native iPad App?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).