Oggl, Hipstamatic’s Instagram killer, has overcome its alpha stage, as the photo-sharing service is no longer available just for users with an invitation, becoming open for everyone.
Hipstamatic has recently introduced a new type of social photo-sharing website called Oggl. It is aimed at people who want to give a more professional look to their photos, unlike Instagram.
The company has said that Oggl and Instagram can be compared with the Vimeo and YouTube situation. The former is full of professional videos, while YouTube is filled with “amateur-ish” films.
Hipstamatic’s Oggl becomes available to everyone
So far, Oggl has been available only for iOS users with an invitation. However, Hipstamatic has decided that it is time to add some new features, fix several bugs, improve the general performance, and, ultimately, kill the invite codes.
Oggl is available as an application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users, who own iOS 6 or higher devices. Nevertheless, the developer says that the app has been optimized for the iPhone 5, Apple’s latest smartphone.
Oggl software update 1.1 released for download
As the Oggl software update 1.1 has been released for download, it allows users to double-tap the screen, in order to “love” images in a user’s feed. Moreover, exposure can be set by tapping and holding the image, then dragging a nice slider.
Additionally, users can add an artist’s statement to their profiles and they will be able to pay in order to get full list of filters, which costs $2.99 for a 3-month period or $9.99 per year.
Oggl coming soon to Windows Phone, while Android users are left out in the cold
Hipstamatic has not confirmed an Android version, but Oggl has been spotted on the newly-launched Nokia Lumia 925. This Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone was supposed to feature a 41-megapixel camera, but it seems like the device is just a minor upgrade over the original Lumia 920.
This fact means that Oggl is working on a Windows Phone version and it remains to be seen whether or not the Android app is in the works, too. Until then, the app is available as a free download at the iTunes Store.