By now almost everyone has seen this Instagram app page for Windows Phone 8 devices right? You also know it’s fake for a variety of reasons one being that it tells you “Happy April 1st 2013” as the last line of the features. Also that line before that states “Modern User Interface by Sarper Erel” which means what? Oh yeah Sarper Erel is the man that submitted this fan madefor Windows Phone 7 devices. Which matches EXACTLY the screenshots on the app.
Fan made concept:
“Beta” Instagram app for Windows Phone 8:
Stunning right? This was a genius move by Saper Erel to get his name out in the Windows Phone Community in a BIG way. However that’s not the point…
The point is that this little prank may shame Microsoft and Facebook into providing a real Instagram app for it’s users. I mean let’s face it some of the biggest tech sites reported this leak as almost fact even though the hints were all around that it wasn’t. Now most of the Windows Phone community believes that this is real and when they truly figure out that it is not…Well there will be a lot of unhappy users and a lot of people at Microsoft that will have a lot of explaining to do on how this ended up in the Windows Phone Store to start with. My guess is that Microsoft will be forced to circle the wagons now and get an Instagram app for Windows Phone no matter what it takes.
I would like to thank Saper Erel for making this prank and keeping the pressure on Microsoft. Also Windows Phone Daily for doing actually fact checking and finding the fan concept and matching it to the fake app.
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