[UPDATED – this app is from ChipotleLabs … not Instagram]
The iPad app includes an animated gallery of everyone’s photos, your photos, or the photos of those you follow on Instagram. Included for free is the ability to stream a slideshow to your iPhone — although why you’d want to do that when you already have it on your iPad I’m not sure — or any TV connected to an Apple TV device.
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You can also curate your stream with up to four filters by entering locations, hashtags, or users, and watch new photos appear in a printed-by-Polaroid-style animation. I can totally see this happening on a massive screen at a party, event or conference — all photos with the conference hashtag would automatically stream up.
Unlocking this functionality, however, which ChipotleLabs calls InstaRemote, will cost you the princely sum of $0.99.
You can also add sound via another $0.99 upgrade — Instagram has included a “vintage music player” that allows you to add a soundtrack to the photos with either a cassette player (on iPhone) or reel-to-reel (on iPad) music player. Which essentially gives you animated, musical slideshows with Instagram photos.
I’ve downloaded it, and it’s gorgeous. But there is one problem with the app: Instagram’s servers appear to be overloaded right now, and I’m not able to sign into my Instagram account on the app.
So I can’t try and test the new filtered, curated views.
I’ve asked company representatives for a comment on the issue, and will update this when and if VentureBeat hears back from them.
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