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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:

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

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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

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. :)

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

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

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. :)

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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")

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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. 

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.

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...

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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

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

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?

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.