What a difference a year makes: Gramfeed goes from two hour project to 2 million visitors

If there’s one thing I love about Portland it’s, our prevailing attitude of “What if…?” What if I took this chunk of technology and did this? What if I mashed this API up with this interesting data source? What if I tried to tweak this thing over here by applying this piece of functionality?

That’s where a lot of the magic comes from. And Gramfeed—a photo viewer built off the popular Instagram service—is just one example of that Portland ingenuity. And a year later, it has an interesting story to tell. To the tune of 2 million visitors.

It was just a year ago, when Gramfeed took advantage of a new Instagram API to build a new view for the popular instant, filter-laden, photo-sharing service.

And what a long strange ride it has been:

Exactly a year ago was when gramfeed.com launched. Instagram had released developer APIs couple weeks prior and I started playing with the APIs and started creating a web interface for Instagram to pretty much do everything that the Instagram iPhone app did on the web. I put together a web interface for Instagram in couple hours over the weekend and launched it.

For more, visit Gramfeed, read Kriskrak’s post, visit The Next Web, or join in the conversation on Hacker News.

  1. Wow! Its awesome to see Gramfeed grow to 2 million users. Kudos Rakshith!

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