updated 12:20 pm EST, Tue November 19, 2013
Popular picture sharing app to arrive on Microsoft's platform
Windows Phone users will soon be able to check off one more popular app as an inclusion on their platform, as Facebook's Instagram app is thought to be nearing a release. The popular image-sharing app has been sorely missing from the platform since Windows Phone 8's launch last year, but Nokia Power User claims that the URL http://instagram.com/download/windows/ now redirects to page in Microsoft's Windows Phone Store, indicating that the app has been submitted and will likely launch soon. The page in question, though, still shows a 404 error message when accessed.
Instagram has been a phenomenal hit on both Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform. Given the low install base for Microsoft's mobile platform, though, the app's developers were in the past reluctant to expend the effort and money necessary to bring it to Windows Phone.
Microsoft has continually promised Windows Phone adopters that they would eventually have access to the top apps on other platforms. The software giant has gone so far in the past as to pay developers directly for ports of iOS and Android apps. [image via TechnoBuffalo]