Instagram Pulls a Twitter, and Announces the End of Third-Party Clients

Russell Brandom, writing for The Verge:

Third-party Instagram developers just got some very bad news. Today, the service announced major revisions to its API policy, effectively killing off an entire class of Instagram-reader apps and instituting serious restrictions on any apps that remain. According to the announcement, the changes are being made “to improve people’s control over their content and set up a more sustainable environment built around authentic experiences on the platform.”

Paul Haddad:

I’m not surprised Instagram killed off API access to its feed. I’m surprised they had it in the first place.

I sure hope this means an iPad version of the official Instagram app is coming soon.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015