Windows Phone 7 Gets Angry Birds and Instagram Clones
By on February 3rd, 2011

Android and iPhone have been instrumental for the success of applications like Angry Birds and Instagram, neither of these apps are available on Windows Phone 7. Angry Birds creators, Rovio don’t look too keen on bringing their popular game on the platform. Similar is the case with Instagram, a simple app that allows you to add filters to your photographs and has social network integration for sharing photographs.

Instagram reached a Million users in December and Twitter added the ability to view photographs from Instagram on their web interface. Angry Birds had a Million downloads on the first day of their Android version launch. The popularity of these apps and their absence on WP7 has inspired developers to fill in this gap with clones.

Bubblegum (Instagram Clone):

Like Instagram, the app allows you choose from a set of filters that you apply to an image and then upload the image. The uploaded image can be sent to Facebook and Twitter. you can also checkin to a location on Foursquare at the same time.

Unfortunately, the app does not make use of Foursquare’s image API and on Foursquare you get the URL to the image as a checkin comment. Even on Facebook, a link to the image is posted to your wall instead of the image being shown.  Some screenshots:

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Links to two images I uploaded using the app:

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Chicks n’ Vixens (Angry Birds clone):

First up, not the best choice of names. Talking about the game, the components of the game have been changed keeping the game play same.

  • Birds Chicken
  • Pigs Vixens
  • Slingshot Canon

The game is free for download and if you feel left out from the Angry Birds hype you should definitely try this app out. Screenshot:

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  • amy

    This is silly, instagram has millions of users and people with a windows phone might want to follow their family on instagram therefore will avoid purchasing a windows phone just based on this little fact…

  • jose

    I hate this I want instagram I hate this phone

  • MomOfSix

    Yup. I’m trading in this windows phone for an iPhone because it has WAY more and way Better apps. Will not EVER buy another windows phone. Very disappointed with it from day one.

 
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