Developing an Instagram client on Windows Phone 8 platform

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Fekete Krisztián
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

Currently there are around 1 billion smarthphone subscriber around the world. Smarthphones are responsible for more than 50% of the whole mobilsale including emerging markets. Today smartphones has similar or better capability regarding hardware specifications than lower category PC and their cameras means competition to most camera manufacturers. So mobil photo taking and online photo sharing services , like Instagram, gain bigger and bigger popularity. With more than 150 million monthly actice users Instagram is one of the fastest growing online community. Facebook bought it in 2012 for 1 billion dollar, this transaction clearly shows the popularity of this service.

These factors drove me to make an Instagram client as my thesis. I choosed Windows Phone 8, because it’s relatively new and I can use my .NET experience on this platform. On the other hand I really like it’s UI, it’s simple and intuitive.

The goal of this thesis, to create a Windows Phone 8 application, which use Instagram’s services and based on potentials of Nokia Imaging SDK, following Modern UI Design Guidelines.


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