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Design and logo teased for upcoming unofficial Instagram app, 6gram

Rudy Huyn is a busy bee and has been working hard throughout the weekend to build the foundations for an unofficial Instagram app for Windows Phone. We covered the good news yesterday. This app, now referred to as 6gram, will enable consumers on Microsoft's mobile platform to interact with and manage their Instagram accounts. Today we can relay a screenshot and tile logos that have been brought to our attention, not to mention the new name for the project.

If you're a fan of apps made by the established developer, the name may sound familiar, and that it should. Huyn's unofficial Vine app is branded 6Sec, so we're certainly keeping in line with the "6" family of apps. Though the name could be altered before released. Unfortunately, there's still not much to go on while we wait for Huyn to get to a point where beta testing can commence and the submission process isn't far off. For now, we can at least tease you all with the below screen:


First thoughts: it looks gorgeous. Huyn has revealed some details on Twitter about how functionality will be added through in-app purchases. Much like 6Sec, $1.49 will enable unlimited uploads and $1.29 to remove in-app advertising. Sounds more than reasonable to us. It has also been confirmed that step 3 has been accomplished, which involves adding all 6gram features utilising the Instagram API.

But what about older hardware or Microsoft's Windows desktop OS? According to Huyn's Twitter account, we'll be seeing 6gram and 6Sec arrive on Windows Phone 7, as well as Windows 8 in the future. That's definitely some welcomed news for consumers still rocking older hardware or Windows 8 tablets and would like to remain up-to-date with the latest postings on Instagram, and add their own while out and about.

Thanks, einztrigger, for the heads up!



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Sarang68 says:

Quite an attractive design. Unique.

rubenbest says:

I want to know if this will have toast notifications. Love the good work rudy...i hope i can beta test ^_^ ohh and i LOVE the logo

bono5112 says:

Should call it 15gram....get it

Ronny2756 says:

No could you please explain it to me. Jk I got it lol..

blackhawk556 says:

I feel dumb, I honestly don't get it :-/

jwort93 says:

Instagram video is 15 seconds instead of vines 6 seconds.

Eas195 says:

Just as I taught before!

TMavC5 says:

I think he is referring to 15 is "IS"

sumton says:

excellent logo design

erfanullah says:

Worst name one can come up with.

nizzon says:

Yeah I don't get it. Insta6ram would be perfect.

Insta6gram is too riscky to use because the Instagram copyrigths.

Rudy want uses "6" in the name of their apps to create a identity, something that identifies that theses apps are from Rudy. Maybe in the future you can see more Rudy 6apps... We already have 6sec, 6gram and maybe 6gag. :)

nizzon says:

Yeah I get the 6... Didn't think Insta6ram would be too risky though. But maybe you are right.

allos autos says:

If they had a problem with "Itsdagram" (now "Instance"), they'd very likely have a problem with "Insta6ram," no? :/

dKp1977 says:

I can't say it often enough, this guy's a genius. His apps look gorgeous, are always fast and fluent and I've never experienced a single crash or any other occasional hiccups. Keep it up, Rudy. :)

Relief says:

Dont forget that the design's are not made by him. He hires someone else to do it. But his programming skills are the real deal.

gerrymad says:

If that's the case then the genius comment fits even better. He knows his skills and very importantly he knows to get help in areas where he needs it.

rudyhuyn says:

In fact, it's not really true, I made the design of 6Sec first and somebody send me some cool tips to improve the UI.
The global UI is mine ;)
(for my other apps, I'm alone)

Eric_J says:

I would like to participate in the beta testing. How do I go about being included in that process?

blackhawk556 says:

What other apps does he make?? Other than the Vine app??

dKp1977 says:

Just go to the store and type in Rudy Huyn. His Wikipedia app for example is outstanding. Or his 9gag app.

nizzon says:

Its an RSS reader, looks and works fantastic and has been around since early WP7.

fwaits says:

TV Show and Wikipedia are top notch...

nokialove says:

TV Show is awesome.

I love both of those.

Lumia 8x says:

Sorry his app 6sec lags noticeably when scrolling. I'm guessing this app will too. Just not fluent enough yet.

dKp1977 says:

Perfectly smooth on my Lumia 920.

rudyhuyn says:

Instagram has less video and more image, so more performant ;)

Lumia 8x says:

Is there a limitation on performance with apps in general? I wonder when WP apps will have smoothness scrolls like the OS.

Shiroi says:

He's doing such a fine job, MSFT should hire him!

DJCBS says:

Actually one should point out that "6gram" is NOT the definitive name of the App. It can be but Rudy as also asked on Twitter for suggestions and among the most "voted" ones are also "6tagram" and "6stagram" (with a superfluous "s"...) while other have expressed the wish to remove the 6 completely. He'll later decide on the name (no ideia if it will pass through a public vote like Daniel Gary's "Instance")

Dk92 says:

I liked 6stagram, but 6tagram seems to make more sense. I'm voting the latter now.

NightWatch71 says:

Really? Are we still talking about unofficial apps? I don't even use Instagram but this is ridiculous.

I think it's awesome. 

Rico says:

Ridiculous that Rudy's talents are wasred on yet another Instagram client? I agree, but the decision has been made.

But with Rudy making it, it will actually work, & be full featured. Unlike all the others.

Fndlumia says:

Rudy you are an asset to the WP platform and community, keep up the good work

I love the "6" thing!!!
We already have SEConds, GRAMs etc... How knows the next will be 6cent (CENTimeters) or 6mili (MILIters). :P

Guys, 6 is the new black. :P

HM02 says:

I hope the profile on 6gram looks good. Unlike Instance. It's horrible.

Fndlumia says:

FOTOGRAM, INSTAPHY, PICTAGRAM, INTERGRAM and INSTANTLY are my suggestions. Instance is sufficient so far so Rudy needs to bring something new to the table and whatever its called please use instagrams logo so the tile looks official

why is he like number 6 ?? :|

Samst22 says:

His Vine client is called 6sec because each Vine video is 6 seconds long. He has just carried over the 6 as a preliminary name for his instagram client.

Tahiti Bob says:

Great logo, terrible name.

rudyhuyn says:

I take suggestions for the name (remember than I'm not english :D)

Tafsern says:

Sharegram ;)

Rudy, some recommended yesterday 6degrees ..and it makes a lot of sense and keeps with the 6 theme. Otherwise, it's not clever or intuitive to use 6. In this case, its ingenious:

Xaphoon148 says:

How about #inyourfaceinstawithlove... ;)

How about Winstagram, since it is going to be for wp8, wp7, and windows 8...

gevabar says:

What would be the difference btw his app and a official one can someone please explain...

nizzon says:

The difference is that there is no official app for WP.

erasure25 says:

It does not have the official stamp.

What about a 6chat app for SnapChat?

Garneth says:

Yes, please! Please consider this Rudy!

Lobbie1978 says:

Rudy Huyn is a hero and a boss! His portfolio of Windows Phone apps is top notch. I think it's safe to say that Rudy is one of the top WP developers out there. Very interested to test this new project as well! Keep it up Rudy!

Duduosf says:

That's really good news! I'm very satisfied with Instance, though it crashes from time to time. Just waiting for the release now

Jaybotics says:

Awesome work Rudy! I installed 6Sec on a friends Windows Phone to try it out and it was really solid. I am looking forward to making the jump to WP with developers like you on board. 

Ah man I can't wait. I got faith Rudy can't compete with Instance and Instagram. Good Job!

So it will have instagram video support?

rpm5101 says:

Also wondering this

Rick Smits says:

The article says all the features from the instagram API are there

Jf.Vigor says:

One question: will it allow us to view and upload videos

DJCBS says:

Yes it will ;)

mrcraggle says:

Love Rudy's work. 6sec is fantastic so I hope this instagram client will be on par. I also like that 6sec even has functionality that the official app doesn't.

Instance has been fine but things have gone quiet on it since release. The filters are also really horrible.

nizzon says:

There is an update in the works for instance.

kinpin2131 says:

Suggestion.. "Gramma"

Instance will still be the best because it is free!!but i always support rudys apps....hope he changes his mind n makes it fres like instance with ads...

rudyhuyn says:

it will be free :) just video upload with in-app

MrVol84 says:

Instance seemed promising at first, but now its kind of abandoned. Its riddled with bugs. Hopefully that isn't the case with this one..

we'll be seeing 6gram and 6Sec arrive on Windows Phone 7 << woooww Rudy u're da best ..

rudyhuyn says:

A precision about prices !
Upload pictures will be totally free, only video upload needs an in-app purchase to support my servers ;) 

Paola1993 says:

Oh, now that make sense!

rudy,please support share to sina weibo, none of existing third instagram app has this feature !

gcdc_lumia says:

i soo love you now rudy, no homo. awesome as always! love your apps.

i prefer the left logo. looks better.

Paola1993 says:

"Much like 6Sec, $1.49 will enable unlimited uploads and $1.29 to remove in-app advertising." Mmm okay.

eduardopl says:

Great! I can't imagine my Windows Phone without Rudy's apps. Can't wait to have 6gram

I really like Daniel's instance interface compared to rudy's. I know he is busy and all, but Rudy has more features in his app in two days than Daniel does. He really needs to do that update

Josh Harman says:

Precisely. I'm also not too keen on spending more money for another faux instagram.


barttool says:

Feels awesome having my logo featured in WPcentral!
You guys should add a little credit for the rest of the team contributing to the app:

Josh Harman says:

I've already paid for Instance, I'm not paying for another instagram client. Even if it will have more features.
I'll wait for either Instance to be updated or for an official app.

rudyhuyn says:

just for the price of a coca cola glass you will be able to upload videos, shre automatically contents, etc...

Looks good Rudy! Hope I can help with the beta when its ready. Had fun with the 6sec beta.

Josh Harman says:

Sure, but I've already paid for an app (instance) that has promised the same ability.
I at least have to give it a little more time.

Josh Harman says:

BTW, I just realized 6sec was live in the store. Downloaded, looks great.

lerimer says:

Looks fantastic, how can I get in on the beta testing?

joelsilva says:

To much expensive. 

rudyhuyn says:

You mean that the price of a coca cola is too much ? How can I pay my servers and my food ?


joelsilva says:


borasar says:

Tell you what man, if you think this is too expensive, make one yourself and offer it for free

descabar says:

I like how he's creating a continuity across his apps. In terms of design and branding!

Ultimateone says:

if anyone complains about 1.49, they shouldn't have a smart phone...

ncxcstud says:

Looks good, but whenever I see 6gram I can't help but think "Sexgram".

Ticomfreak says:

I hope Rudy eventually decides to stop using the top bar. It is against the Microsoft Design Language and doesn't fit on Windows Phone.

barttool says:

Because Microsoft Design Language™ has to be followed to a complete degree all the time. FYI, not even MS limits itself to their design language principles, just look at the new Facebook app.


Lil Nas says:

Are there notifications? Andd whens the release Date..?

Eas195 says:

15gram will be better.

Manny C says:

The logo of the app is beautiful, can't wait to see the finished UI.

Yangstax says:

The logo appropriately signals a 'finger' to the Instagram CEO who is foot dragging the release of the official Instagram app for WP.  :)

mpt15 says:

I like the name 6gram. If you are considering other names, I suggest GramALot.
@Fndlumia suggested the name Instaphy which is also very nice.

Jaco Ra says:

I wonder if Instance will get video support before this app releases

Lenin17301 says:

Hello Mr Huyn, first a thank you for all the effort you have put on WP7 and WP8, second, I have a question: what filters will 6gram use? custom ones or the Instagram ones?

Lil Nas says:

I hope custom and instagram filters or at least filters really similar to the instagram filters

rudyhuyn says:

exactly what I want

Shiroi says:

It's the square and blue pokéball!

alexGhoro says:

Now i just need a TwitchTv App! :)

AskaLangly says:

RU...DY! RU...DY! RU...DY! One person is better than a company.

gorebashd says:

If you can delete pictures, for win7.8 and do all that's been talked about I am sold. Lol I'm stuck on 7.8 for another year yet.