An automated growth hacking tool for Instagram

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#3 Product of the DayJanuary 09, 2015



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Andrew Kennedy@bootstrapnyc · Web developer, bootstrapping a startup
FYI -- I got an immediate alert from Instagram asking me to reset my password.
Rehat Kathuria@rehatkat · iOS Developer
@bootstrapnyc Would you mind sharing a screenshot of this email?
Jamil VeljiHunter@jamilvelji · Growth & Marketing Expert | Entrepreneur
@bootstrapnyc That's a new one. Have you integrated any apps to your Instagram before? If not that might be why. I had some re authorization hiccups when I first began using it but nothing after that.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
This is in flagrant violation to Instagram's TOS. For one, it's a violation of the brand guidelines: Don't "Use “Instagram,” “IG”, “insta” or “gram” in a way that implies Instagram partnership, sponsorship or endorsement" Second, the app violates the API TOS: You shall not:
  • • Use the Instagram APIs for any application that replicates or attempts to replace the essential user experience of or the Instagram apps.
  • • Use the Instagram APIs to spam, incentivize, or harass users.
  • • Participate in any "like", "share", "comment", or "follower" exchange programs. Use the Instagram APIs to post automated content to Instagram, including likes and comments that were not initiated and entered by an Instagram user.
Tom Masiero@blendahtom · GM of LaunchBit
Yeah seems kind of sketchy tbh
Jonah Kaner@jonahkaner · rap/sports/tech
Would be shocked if Instagress isn't restricted by Instagram by EOD.
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · @ZebraIQ (gen z), ex Product Hunt
Tbh I made a bot like this for myself a couple years back. Got 5k followers for my personal account and 10k for my company account. My personal account went through the Instagram fake follower purge recently and now I"m down to ~530 followers.
Ivica Aračić@i_v_i_c_a · Coder
@tzhongg What do you mean with "fake follower purge"?
Michael Sparks@mikespax · Founded @Stickerlight
that's strange, because using automation on your account properly means you're targeting real people who will then decide to follow you back based on your interactions with them or how cool they thought your page was this sounds more like you paid someone for fake followers which were quickly deleted when instagram noticed all the empty accounts following you