Instagram v2.1: Apple’s 2011 ‘App of the Year’ has new UI, notifications, filter, and enhancement feature
February 11, 2012 at 12:50 am
Instagram, Apple’s 2011 “App of the Year,” just released an update to its iOS application that contains a sleek user interface, tappable notifications, a new filter, and an enhancement function.
The app is a free photo-manipulator that makes it possible for users to snap photographs, apply hip vintage filters, and then share their edited images by way of a built-in social network. Users can also share their creations through other services, such as Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.
The newest version allots a significantly-needed facelift and provides a a lot more modern look than the earlier variant by displaying an overhauled header and menu buttons (as noticed in the screenshot to the right).
“We’ve simplified the appear of Instagram,” announced the San Francisco-based Company in a weblog post.
Far more screenshots are obtainable beneath.
The simplified service does not cease with a revamped appear, however. The notification upgrade in the iOS Notification Center now brings users straight to an image, comment, or profile within the app. The business mentioned these improved tweaks are the “first actions toward” making Instagram a lot more interactive and understandable.
The Sierra filter also makes version two.1 noteworthy. The element powerfully pops the yellow saturation of an image to develop a warm 1970s feel even though adding an eggshell-colored square border. Meanwhile, the Lux enhancement function amplifies dull particulars by brightening any under-lit photograph. The app developer even offered a blog post to users interested in realizing far more about Lux and how it functions.
Instagram version two.1 is a free update and accessible now at the App Store. Oh, and in related news, the girlfriend of Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger lately unveiled Lovestagram— a Valentine’s Day-themed spinoff. The web site makes use of Instagram photographs to produce personal valentines for loved ones. Users can sign into their Instagram accounts through Lovestagram to begin editing a thing unique just before the Cupid vacation occurs.
Anyway, back to those Instagram screenshots: