You may have read our blog post yesterday announcing that the much anticipated Instagram app for Android has now been released on the Play store.
The popular photo sharing application which allows users to apply special digital filters to images they have captured, and then upload to various social networking sites has been massively successful on the iOS platform. Currently there are around 30 million users of the app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
And now, less than 24 hours after developers released Instagram for Android onto Google’s Play store, the app has already been downloaded more than 1 million times.
In the run up to the Android release, Instagram setup a dedicated pre-registration page on their site which allowed Android users to get information as to when the app would be made available. This page went live on the 24th of March and up until launch day, racked up an impressive 430,000 pre-registration sign-ups.
The huge excitements for the app was reflected when around 2,000 Android users were signing-up for an Instagram account every minute, making it one of the biggest app releases on the Android platform in its history.
If the popularity of the app continues, it’s quite possible that the app could hit the 5 million download mark within the next couple of days.