There have been quite a few sites popping up trying to become the web space for Instagram, such as Ink361 and Pinstagram. Now, Instadash is the newest platform to enter the space, and to us, it will eventually be the clear favorite in this realm.
Created in just 12 hours, yes you heard right – just 12 hours, Instadash was developed by Arno Smit and Magnus Johansson during Stockholm’s Startup Hack as “The missing dashboard for Instagram”. Through the web app you’ll be able to view popular photos, check out your own photos and profile, keep up to date on your stream, leave and read comments, follow new Insta-gramer’s, back up your photos to Dropbox, and explore in a Pinterest inspired design.
As you would expect, the layout is similar to your favorite pinning site, where you can quickly scan photos in a clean grid format. And by encompassing the site in a clean white design with subtle UX elements, the focus gets brilliantly put on the pictures without distractions. Clicking on any image will let you “Like”, leave a comment, read other comments, see other likes or follow the user quickly and easily.
One of the great features of the site is its location view. User’s that have tagged the location of the picture will allow Instadash users to see other Instagram’s taken in the same area. Seeing what images were taken in a given area opens up a great deal of new exploration and photo taker’s that might be worth following. The location features is an implementation that we’ve not seen done well by any other Instagram web platform, check it out below.
Although the web application is not fully finished, with quite a few add-ons coming on soon, the clean layout and tools enabled by Instadash will surely make it your web app of choice for Instagram exploration. We were told some of the add-ons will include:
- Infinite scrolling of images, so you won’t be limited to the 30 most recent,
- Facebook and Twitter integration,
- Search functionality,
- and functioning responsive design so it will be enabled for use on the iPad.
From handy tools such as easy saving of images to your Dropbox, all the way to the simple, clean and elegant design of the web app, we have to say it’s by far the most delightful Instagram experience we’ve been lucky to experience. Once the additional features and a few bug fixes are implemented in the next few days, we think Instadash will be a place you’ll come to love as well explore Instagram on the web.
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