The 6 developers behind the popular picture sharing service, Instagram, must be having the time of their life. A few days ago, Instagram released its much-awaited app for Android handsets, which crossed the 1 million-download mark in just a day. When the app was released in the Play store, more than 2000 people were signing up for the service every minute.
As if the successful release of its Android app was not enough, something bigger happened last night. Facebook announced that it would be acquiring Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. Yes, $1 billion for a service that does not even generate any revenue. Also, that whopping amount will be divided among the six Instagram developers only. Talk about hitting a jackpot!
Today, the Instagram app has crossed another milestone. It has managed to clock in 5 million+ downloads in the Google Play store in just 6 days after it was initially released. This makes the app one of the biggest Android app launches in the history of the open-source mobile OS. Other developers looking to port their popular iOS game to Android take some hint from the Instagram team on how to do so successfully!
Instagram was initially launched on the iOS App Store around one and a half years ago, and has around 27 million iOS users to date. The iOS version had taken around 6 months to reach the 5 million downloads milestone!
Via – TheNextWeb