If you use Instagram, then you know the service’s official apps allow uploads from mobile devices only, which leaves users – such as pro photographers – who have incredible pics on non-mobile devices out in the cold. That is, until InstaPic came along.
InstaPic is a 3rd party Windows 8 Instagram app. Like the official apps, it allows user to upload pics from the client device’s local storage. However, because Windows 8 can run touch apps on PCs, the aforesaid means that your Instagram uploads are no longer limited to files on your phone or tablet. Using InstaPic, you can upload any pic on any Windows 8 PC directly to Instagram. As far as I know, this is the only way to post directly to Instagram from a non-mobile device, which makes InstaPic unique.
The above is exciting because it portends the true potential of Microsoft’s current strategy, one which has largely been ignored by the mainstream tech media: write once, run everywhere. Microsoft is aiming for app convergence, in which services are equally accessible from all devices. In a world of converged apps, there is no such thing as a tablet app, phone app, or PC app. The is only an app which runs on phones, desktops, tablets, and even game consoles, and gives equal rights and capabilities to all.