Bubblegum Fills A Niche, Brings Instagram-esque Photo Sharing To Windows Phone 7
iOS and Android users get to have all the fun. With just about any popular mobile application you could name, chances are pretty solid that it began its life on one of those two platforms. How many renowned applications can you name that debuted on webOS? How about Symbian^3?
Months later â€” if they’re lucky â€” users of these not-quite-as-popular platforms might get a port thrown their way… but it’ll take a while. Take social photo sharing, for example; not a new concept at all, but look at the big players right now: Instagram? iOS. Path? iOS. PicPlz? iOS and Android. Minority platform users are often stuck waiting for a third-party to come along and conjure up a solution with whatever bits of the API they can uncover, or hoping that someone builds a clone.
That last bit â€” the clone building bit â€” is exactly what a pair of Microsofties has done for Windows Phone 7. After growing tired of waiting for any of these picture sharing services to come to them, they built one of their own: bubblegum. And yes, it has the silly filters.