Copygram, the developers interview

Copygram, the developers interview

Copygram, the developers interview

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You probably heard last week about a brand new IG service, a new web browser which allows you to discover Instagram pics even if you are not an Iphone User.

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This service called Copygram has a very clear meaning. Browse Instagram in your Pc, download all the pics from your feed or from other Users feeds, share them simply and quickly and even print them if needed!

(Magnus and Linus: Pic by @mtossberg )

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We wanted to know more about this new service and discover the assets which could make the difference with other web browsers available yet in Internet (discover all of instagram web browsers them here)

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We contact with the developers and they accepted to answer to some of our questions and clarifications on some important points like “pics owners rights, printing, downloading quality etc…)

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Behind the project, two swedish guys, @LinusEkenstam and @magnusjanson, co-founders of this web app and a story which began like all Start Up projects stories…

Magnus sent through a mail to his friend Linus an idea of project to allow the downloading of Instagram photos…

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As an IG user, Magnus wanted to have his own photos saved in his Pc in a secure way… After tons of crazy ideas and several brainstormings, they ended in a super complex site, and then started to take away stuff from it and make it simple.

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The main first idea is to make Instagram content available to anyone. With or without Iphone. For their friends and family. Not in the “Facebook way” but more like a photo blog or grid, where you can send pics and share on your desktops.

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Both of them works at separate offices of two different swedish companies. Linus works for Winternet and Magnus works for Extenda and Copygram is a completely separate hobby project.

That´s why after 3 months of hard work durinf their free time and both girlfriends becoming nut, they finally pulled it of. Congrats for this nice tooll you bring to our community.

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Linus and Magnus answered to some our questions.

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Which is your relation with Instagram team?

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Right now we don’t have any direct relation with the Instagram Team, but who knows? They might like this as much as we do!

Our relations with Instagram is based on users experience and we developed copygram based on our love for photography and polaroids.

“Magnus is totally fanatic when it comes to analog polaroids, and I’m just in love with photography overall” says Linus.

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Some details about the Use of the Instagram Api?

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This is the first project in which we used the Instagram API.

We loved everything about it.

There’s a good documentation available online. The Instagram developer forum has lots of tips and the different API developers are very active. They are very keen on improving the API by listening to other developers using the API.

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Which is your own personal vision of “owners rights” ? It seems we can use or download pics from other users, did you check first with IG there were no problem on this side?

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Well since every user agrees to publish his photos online via Instagram (users still owe the rights to the photos they publish), the pics are publicly available.

You can snatch image by image today. All your grams are available in separate short links. We just allow users to share and view the photos in one place, without having to use the iPhone.

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And when it comes to downloading large batches of images, we see it like a Mark Zuckerberg  but we are not trying to build a new Instagram. We want to make it easier enjoying Instagram content online, sharing with people that don’t have iPhone, being able to see their own photos on a bigger screen.

We also encourage people not to steal other peoples photos!

Unfortunately, we guess that today it’s very easy to get something in Internet that it´s not yours, with our without copygram.

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Can you reveal which are your next steps?

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We are working on improvements, still some minor bug fixes.

We are still in BETA, for many reasons really, the biggest one is that we are still working on a couple of more things for the site.

This is our first release, and we have more stuff that we want to share with the instagramers. We have to front soon some heavy stability testing before.

Probably you will hear about us very soon with amazing new tools in our web.

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We want to thank you very much for taking the time in answering us and your girl friends to accept it too! Lol!

We will wait then for next launching informations.

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@philgonzalez

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If you want more info about Copygram:

 

http://copygr.am/

 

http://copygr.am/site/press/

 

CopyGram and Instagramers mention at TechCrunch.com

2 Comments

  1. WOW Very Interesting Interview! Thanks.

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    • You are welcome! Copygram is a fantastic project!

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