Instagram, the current darling of the social media conscious photo sharing crowd has had a great run with their iPhone app, with over a million people using their service. If there’s one thing missing with Instagram, however is a decent web interface to it. Even with you logged into Instagram, there’s no way to go through your posted images.
Recently, Instagram had opened their API with hopes that third-party developers would make use of their API. Enter Extragram. Extragram aims to be the web front-end of Instagram, leveraging the Instagram API.
Using Extragram doesn’t require you to have a separate account, clicking on sign in takes you to sign in to your Instagram account. Heck, even if you don’t have an Instagram account, you can take a sneak peek of Extragram. Once logged in, you can browse through the images using the standard grid view, or using the excellent filmstrip view.
The default view is the popular images view, though you can also choose to browse through your friends’ pictures – or go on an ego trip and reminisce on your images.
The map view is nice touch – allowing you to search by area/city and then browse through some of the most popular images in the area.
The great thing about Extragram is – you aren’t restricted to just browsing the images. Found a great image? Add it to your favorites or share it on twitter/facebook amongst other services. Discovered a particularly creative photographer? Follow the person!
With a slick UI, some great design and intuitive navigation, Extragram fills in the void of a decent webclient that was sorely missing in Instagram. If you’re an Instagram user, Extragram will definitely make you spend more time going through Instagram images. Even you’re not an Instagram user, this site just might compel you to join Instagram. What’re your thoughts on Extragram? Do give it a spin and drop in a comment or two with your thoughts on it.