How time does fly. Two years ago today, Instagram – the envy of the mboile world – tested its first image. How has the application evolved during that time? Other than the massive amount of new users, not all that much. Here’s HuffPo with the story:
It’s been two years since developers behind the popular mobile photo-sharing app Instagram tested their first photo, and as it turns out, not much has changed in terms of what users choose to photograph.
On its blog, Instagram shared a photo of a cute puppy chilling on the floor — the first picture the company uploaded through an app, which at the time they called “Codename.”
Since Instagram launched in October 2010, more than 50 million people have shared more than 1 billion photos on the application, according to the company’s blog post.
The app has gained popularity among users of all ages and big-name celebrities, such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Pink, Mashable notes.
The application has also garnered plenty of attention for its filters, which can give photos a distressed, 1970′s look — a feature some critics say disparages the quality of a photograph. Earlier this year, a writer at Belgian blog Applelogen even experimented with the app’s settings and applied all 17 filters to one photo, which resulted in a fire-ball like image.
This pretty much dispells the myth that you need to constantly improve to stay on top of the mobile world. This might be true for games and business apps, but certainly not for Instagram.