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Itsdagram gets logo revamp, more with version 1.2, free version coming today too

Good news for you Instagram users on Itsdagram—an app you should be quite familiar with by now. Version 1.2 was rushed through the approval process and is now available in the Store. Coming out faster than we anticipated, 1.2 is actually quite a nice update and brings a lot of fixes and improvements.

More on that and the Changelog below.

Free version will be out soon too

Besides the updated paid version, the free is also supposed to go live today (it has been cleared). It's essentially the same app but with some ads at the bottom, as to be expected. So in case you don't use Instagram that often or don't have the ability to pay a $1.49, you can now join in on the fun as well. 

We'll do a separate post when that goes live. Stay tuned, though it should be here today.

 

So what's new in 1.2?

New UI Itsdagram

Back to version 1.2 of the paid app, this has been one in the works for quite some time as many beta testers can attest to, meaning this isn’t just a slight bump. Here are the changes:

  • No more black background on comments
  • New Live Tile design (iconic)
  • Find friends should work now
  • Registration should be smoother
  • See your following/follower count in your profile
  • Private profiles and approve/deny requests
  • Refined UI
  • Notifications should not repeat
  • Save images to your phone
  • Direct feedback page removed

The refined Live Tile is interesting as it gives the app more personality and doesn’t scream “Trademark Infringement” like the previous version (which used Instagram’s logo). We have a feeling that was done to not give Instagram an angle for using their likeness should a cease & desist be filed (even so, Gary says he has “contingencies”).

Added bonus? It's certainly more Metro/Modern UI and dare we say it looks way better.

New Itsdagram logo

The rest of the improvements should go a long way in making the user experience much better for those having problems.

You can pick up Itsdagram version 1.2 here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only (A version for 7.x is still planned but there is no ETA on it).

UPDATE: The free version of Itsdagram is now available too. Read our coverage here.

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Tahiti Bob says:

I actually preferred the old logo better, offering a choice in settings would have been nice.

erzhik says:

Its not about preference, its about trademark infringement.

Jeff Kibuule says:

I think you mean trademark infringement.

Tahiti Bob says:

You mean the name itsdagram doesn't open that door already? Or the fact that it's an unofficial client?

MDak280 says:

I kind of like the old logo better! But I'm glad this update is out :)

westex74 says:

Me too. I was disappointed to see the old tile go away. But...this app is AWESOME.

wetworker says:

I got the update

Visual360 says:

Hmm, old logo was way better. Bring it back please (or options)...

You read the part in the post about trademark infringement, right? lol

Visual360 says:

I don't see any resemblance. 

Anywho - Mine working just fine, not updating for now. lol.

rreszler says:

Store link not working for me on WP8 Verizon

As always, try again. It's on my Lumia 928 just fine.

rreszler says:

Yep working now!

smoheath says:

I like the old logo way better. Way too many app tiles are based on the theme color. I like a balanced start screen.

clindhartsen says:

Isn't one of the primary premises of Windows Phone and the accent color that you get to customize it and it'll reflect your choice? This change respects that.

raayzo says:

The logo is fine. Too many of you just need something to complain about. One person says something and like a herd of sheep you all follow. If it wasn't as metro as it is now you all would be bitching about it not being metro enough like windows phone should be.

damo579 says:

I'm using it now the new version is alot better. Daniel Gray you're doing an awesome job. Question can you tag people in a a comment? I couldn't do it before only when uploading a picture.

joshuaj11 says:

Love the new logo.. Fits in with the metro style..

erzhik says:

Why do so many people not read articles? Old logo was an open door for a trademark infringement which would lead to app being pulled.

TJWINS says:

Not arguing about logo change but he could have done better with the artwork.

MDak280 says:

Great update! Next step: make it faster!!!

titoyees says:

Lol, Daniel put 7.x users down with the last paragraph. Still we will complain about it. :P

Mikey Ngo says:

Does the live tile actually work? Because it just shows the icon for me.

topleya says:

Yeah I've seen no action from the tile

Mikey Ngo says:

Yeah they should really fix that or at least make a better icon

damo579 says:

you might have to go to settings and enable again.

drelewis says:

follow friends still not working

Graven Pshya says:

I think when you click to follow and it still shows that you're not following; I believe it's because they have to approve your follow.

Me too experiencing with the same problem. Follow friends not yet working!! is it the same for all of us?

aerosmillie says:

Developer doing an awesome job.

DJCBS says:

If the developer integrates the App with Skinery Tiles Pro, it will solve people's wish regarding having a different kind of tile for Itsdagram I think. (hint hint)

Graven Pshya says:

I liked the old logo, buy the app is working well now! Thanks!!

topleya says:

Comment background still going black, just not as black as before

Anyone still having find friends problem...using the HTC 8X

kingkoopa09 says:

Mine not showing nobody Lumia 920 and I know I have friends via phone or facebook

Me!  Haven't been able to use find friends or upload a profile picture.

yes..me too have the same problem. is there any solutions yet?

ade333 says:

I can't imagine how annoying it must be to write an article only to have people skip the 30 seconds of reading and start asking questions that have been answered.

wpguy says:

I see the same thing on intranet articles at work. I like to think I work with some of the smartest people on the planet, and yet...

DaddyLikey says:

My list of followers lists the people twice.

TJWINS says:

New logo looks like crap. I understand he had to change it but he could have done a much better job with more creative artwork. I thought wpgram's logo looked bad and even that logo looks better than this. However, the app rocks and Daniel Gary rocks. Keep up the great work!

wolovids says:

Can you block (make someone to no longer from following you), yet?

deloa84 says:

The logo is a bit on the bland side but to me its more about the functionality. Thanks Daniel Gary. You're awesome!

TJWINS says:

The pic of the camera on the tile is microscopic. He should have at least filled in the tile with a larger camera lol.

nutzim says:

the saving function saves low res pictures!! still not updated

apocacrux says:

I'm glad they're fixing the black comments issue. It happened way too often.

BradCantona says:

News about Windows Phone? On Windows Phone Central? Blimey, almost forgot what that was like! :)

True fact: When there is other "big' Microsoft news that's non-Windows Phone, Windows Phone news goes down ;)

We're trying, but we're not quite ready to just make up stories :P

barttool says:

Hey if they don't like it, they could very well head to wmpoweruser.com... those guys will report the smallest of rumors as fact

wpguy says:

Hey, the dude on stage during the Xbox ONE show yesterday used a WP. What more do you want?

aerosmillie says:

Love the new logo

Montpbm says:

I don't like the new logo! I don't want that thing on my screen, a lot of WP logos are pike that and they suck! Lol. But I like the IOS & android logos better. Love the app though and I bought it yesterday, keep up the great work Mr. Developer! :)

taymur says:

HO! i cant believe you said, ...............the IOS & android logos better................... ::whisperingsound:: you are on WPCentral.
and come on its part of the modern UI, we are all here because we like minmalist designs, arent we?

descabar says:

Now make a statue for Daniel Gray already!

cruelvaldez says:

The free app for itsdagram just came out... And it has no ads on my 8x :D

Ryken100 says:

I would like to know what magical powers they're using to get it certified so quickly :)

TJWINS says:

I think the magical powers is that Microsoft knows they need Instagram LOL!

B_Sack says:

New Logo is overly bland imo, and kind of looks cheap/unprofessional.  Metro doesn't have to be that bland.  Make a nice quality, good looking flat design icon please :)
 
Thanks for all the hard work, but I can't say I like the new logo much.

Josh Harman says:

The free version is useless unless you previously had an iPhone or Android, as you can't register a new account in the free app.

Josh Harman says:

Yeah. Useless. Deleted.

TiLoBrown says:

No idea the free one was out yet. You sure you dont mean the trial?

Josh Harman says:

Yeah, the trial.

TiLoBrown says:

Well, in that case
"Registering a new account with Instagram requires the full version of Itsdagram."
From the app details

Josh Harman says:

Yeah. Weak.
How am I supposed to give it a trial run if I can't actually use it.
Hopefully the free version won't be the same.

ttsoldier says:

Lol josh. You're a funny guy.

Josh Harman says:

I just don't like to read articles. Downloading the FREE version now.

DarrenSproat says:

1) Read the article, people.
2) Developer deserves kudos for being a one man show with this app... Very well done.

izzykahn says:

They listened! I hated the old logo! I hope the camera icon in this article won't be as small for me when I update it.

TJWINS says:

It actually looks smaller

edwardeutsch says:

Find friends still not working for me too

HM02 says:

I'm glad they dropped the "Free" and changed the tile icon. So much cleaner now.
Also they added the ability to save! Yey
Next thing they need to work on is the quality of the pictures. When I scroll through my feed on WPGram, the pictures are in HQ and look fine. On Itsdagram, they're not as high.
 
-- Also, a cleanup of your profile should be next. It's very messy. I don't like how the thing stays there that says "Your profile is set to public. This means that anyone can see your profile and pictures" in a big box.

pattayo_ib says:

Hi. Always looking for update. Not really happy with the new logo... Too small and looks like the other apps available. Not unique... Hoping for better one later one...

I can see update on image quality on the timeline, but the same blurry picture when i browse my on photo on 'ME' tab... Hope this can be improve...

Yup, i will always looking forward for update as it is a new app and developing... Give some times... Good job & keep it up!

Glad to see they're updating so quickly.  It seems like browsing my feed is now pretty jerky, whereas it used to be smooth.  Anyone else having this problem? I tried deleting and reinstalling but it was to no avail.

Very happy that the bugs are fixed. :D Thanks developer!!!

richddr says:

really great so far!, although they still haven't fixed the bug that when you comment on a picture, the comment is succesfully posted but then itsdagram closes... please daniel get that fix :) NL920

MadSci2 says:

Still unable to find any "Friends". It just goes on endlessly, or until the App crashes. :'(

metsfan421 says:

Find friends not working - Lumia 920. That should have been the first bug that was fixed, no?

Dinky89484 says:

I'm having the same issue.  Irks.  Hopefully it'll be fixed in the next update.  The Dev. has been pumpin them updates out.
 

gofunk says:

Who cares about the logo, find friends still isn't work. I've paid an app which isn't working correctly. Not good at all.

there's a hashtag problem with this app , any hashtags i wrote with the pic that i uploaded after the update are not working because before when i write those hashtags i get like allot of likes from random people but now after the update i dont get any ??? anyone help

Mark Ingram says:

+1 for the logo too small/bland :/

Schikitar says:

If I get a notification of a friend following me and tap it, then it takes me to a blank page asking me to share, like or save it. Can't do anything else...

chaitanya40 says:

guys could some one help me with adding twiiter friends on this app...i've already added my twitter account in settings..but it doesnt reflect any of my followers or people i follow in home page

gxsaurav says:

Can anyone get me in touch with Danial? I can help in designing this app for Windows Phone if possible.

Jowiso says:

He browses these articles/comments often. Check previous articles about Itsdagram and he can be found easily.

TJWINS says:

His Pinsation app download page has his email where you can email him feature requests for Pinsation. You can use that email.

Tgo1014 says:

When 7.x user will get some love? :/

Is it possible to block someone? I didn't find the option in the app

Serge Koval says:

hey, any plans for geotagging feature in free version?

kjordan_29 says:

I still haven't gotten the update pushed out to my phone...

Andr3sfc says:

Search for the app on the store; then, the option to update shall appear to you.

kjordan_29 says:

Thanks, that did it.  I wonder why it wasn't pushed though?

dsoneds says:

Id like to see more privacy settings available..specifically being able to block people. Other than that, this app seems to be pretty decent.