Instagram named iPhone app of the year

instagram winsToday Apple released its iTunes Rewind 2011 list, looking back over the most popular and bestselling music and apps from the past year. To no one’s surprise, Instagram took home the coveted “iPhone App of the Year” prize, confirming what we all knew about the photo filter tool.

Despite being iPhone-only, Instagram has rocketed to 15 million users and continues to focus on creating that Android app.

Now we’ve written about the many ideas Instagram has inspired before, but these applications and services have multiplied faster than the company’s staff (which remains at 10). So in honor of its prestigious “App of the Year” title, here’s a refreshed look at products we have Instagram to thank for. 


blurbIf you’re too lazy to print and paste your Instagram photos into physical form, let Blurb do it for you. This printing service will create a book of all your filtered images.


canvaspopThe experts at image upsizing will turn your iPhone photos into tangible works of art that show off your artist’s eye and maintain clean resolution.


casetagramYour Instagram images likely take up the bulk of your iPhone’s photo gallery already, so why not wrap the handset itself in the pictures?


keepstagramOne part artistic and one part practical, the Instagram calendar will make you look forward to the 1st at the end of every month.


printstagramFor the Instagram user who can’t decide what to turn their photos into, there’s Prinstagram. This service turns your images into stickers, books, or posters.


stickygramAnd if Prinstagram doesn’t cover the bases, Stickygram creates magnets out of your photos.

Boo Box

boo boxIf you feel the need to outfit your Instagram photo in some custom casing, then look no further. Hatch Craft creates bamboo frames that users have been designing to house their Instagram images.  


bumblejaxFor some printing variety, try Bumblejax. The service will bring your Instagram photos to life on the material of your choosing: acrylic (plexi), bamboo, aluminum or gatorboard. 

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