Get ready for a million more fake vintage pics of shoes, pets and sodas in your Facebook feed, people.
Popular lomography-style iPhone image app Instagram is coming to Android. The app has, up until now, been exclusive to the iPhone and unavailable on any other platform. Instagram allows users to apply a series of retro-style filters to their iPhone pics, and integrates with social web services like Facebook and Tumblr so users can share their slightly more flattering snapshots with friends and contacts.
CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed the Android push as well as plans to grow the Instagram user base at Paris’ LeWeb Conference:
“We have two people working on Android now…I’m excited to be able to see our numbers today nearly double. Obviously, we didn’t start a business to not make money… Our focus now is on growing the network. You really need to build up the network, or no advertisers care.”
Systrom said the enhanced photography features on the iPhone 4 really drove development of Instagram:
“The screen and the camera on the iPhone 4 really was a turning point. It was really disruptive… Somebody had to come along and take advantage of that disruption.”
No official comment on when Instagram for Android will be available, though.