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Instagram Android app “better than” iOS, says founder

Mar 12, 2012

Android owners with Instagram-envy who can’t wait to get the blockbuster photo-sharing app on their device will soon have their dream come true.

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom showed off a version of the app over the weekend at SXSW (although a full-fledged demo will have to wait).

“In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app. It’s crazy,” said Systrom, of the app which now has more than 27 million registered users.

Systrom did not talk about the numerous reports indicating that Instagram, which only raised a few hundred grand to launch, is in the process of closing a $40 million venture capital round at a (gulp) $500 million valuation.

Stay tuned.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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