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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Instagram is one of the few apps that has remained a fixture on my homescreen for several years. Adding to our Teleportation Apps collection (a trend toward global, immediate photo/video sharing).
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Chris Calmeyn
Co-founder of Scout
@rrhoover, If only actual teleportation existed. There are 5 places I want to visit IRL just in the Towering Rocks collection. Viewing places reminded me of the "Fomo-Inducing" Wandertab by @hitlist_app. A few questions I had viewing the new discovery: - Can trending hashtags on Instagram ever compete with @Twitter as a way to experience live events? - Will it take attention away from @Foursquare and @Yelp for discovering local places? - How long until we see sponsored content?
Roy Marmelstein
iOS Developer
A big update to Instagram today! The new Explore now surfaces real-time trends, there are curated collections and we can (finally) search for places. Very excited about this.
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Taylor Crane
Product @ Hello Alfred
@marmelroy wait, can we now search for places with the API too!? This would be huge for the product I just submitted today!
Varun GoelCofounder & Head of Product, Tripnary
@taykcrane really? I dont see that in their API docs.. What product did you submit today?
Juan Buis
internet words
That's cool. But seriously, how has the icon not been updated after all these years?
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@juanbuis I don't know, I like the icon. I think if they modernized it to just be a white square on a blue background or something, I think it would lose a lot of its charm. Also, it doesn't look to bad next to icons with flat designs on my home screen. :)
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Ricky Yean
CEO, UpbeatPR.com (formerly PRX.co)
The new Explore tab is great and puts a lot of things in context without giving up the serendipitous discovery that I liked from before. This gives me more of a reason to go to the Explore tab.
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I have always thought the explore page has been a little bland and not very relevant. Super stoked that they are adding trending tags and places - seems like they are taking a page out of Twitter's book. Seems like this will make content and account discovery much easier. Big congrats to the Instagram team!
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