Instagram for iOS 7

Nice job overall, but I think making avatars (a.k.a. profile pictures) circular is a mistake. Sure, that’s what Apple is doing with them in Messages and Contacts, but I don’t think there’s anything inherently 7-y about circular avatars. And for Instagram in particular, it breaks a certain elegance — your avatar was the same thing as a post, a square image.

Update: For a perfect example, look no further than Instagram’s own company account avatar.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013