Tag: instagram

You got your in-stream purchases in my… Facebook? Chirpify strikes again

Any number of companies are attacking the idea of social commerce space, looking to make money off the way people share stuff with the friends. But Portland’s Chirpify has always had a unique take on that pursuit. And today? Things got a whole heck of a lot uniquerer. Read More

Making it a happier holiday season for makers: Chirpify powers transaction-fee-free Etsy sales via Instagram and Twitter

In Portland, we love our makers. And Portland’s Chirpify is proving it by putting their money where their mouth is. Or not taking money where their mouth is. Or something. What I’m trying to say is Chirpify is helping Etsy folks sell their wares on Instagram and Twitter with no transaction fees—for life. Read More

A picture is worth a thousand words, but an Instagram photo is worth a thousand bucks

Startups often get critiqued for being one-trick ponies. They launch an impressive single-point solution but don’t have the vision to extend their offering. So when they clear that hurdle, it’s a big deal. And Portland-based Chirpify just cleared that hurdle in spectacular fashion. Read More

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? Read More

Mutual admiration society: Portland is the featured city on the Instagram blog

If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Portland loves it some Instagram. So much so that I would venture a guess that we have more Instagram users per capita than any city in the world. I mean, it’s probably installed on every single iPhone in town. Bar none.

Well now, Instagram is returning the love by featuring Portland Instagrammers on its blog. Read More

Who’s snapped Instagram photos of where you’re sitting right now? Get an Instalook

If you own an iPhone, it’s highly likely you’ve dabbled with Instagram, the photo app that allows you to quickly snap a shot, apply a filter, and share it with friends. They’ve captured the essence of what people want to do with their phone photos.

What’s more, Intagram offers an API for folks to build cool stuff with their data. No really. One example was Gramfeed from Portland’s Rakshith Krishnappa. Well guess what? He didn’t stop there. Meet Instalook. Read More

Still liking Instagram for iPhone photography? Portland’s Gramfeed will make you fall in love all over again

Decent Web access to Instagram photos. The experience has been pretty much constrained to one-off pics or the stream on your iPhone. Until now. Meet Gramfeed.

While Portland lost its unique tie to the iPhone photo app Instagram when they opened a San Francisco office, there is no love lost on the app around here. People around these parts continue to snap, filter, and share photos with Intagram to the tune of thousands of local photos are uploaded daily. There’s even a Portland Instagram Group.

But you know what there’s not? Decent Web access to Instagram photos. The experience has been pretty much constrained to one-off pics or the stream on your iPhone. Until now. Meet Gramfeed. Read More

Got some questions about your pics? Monday might be a good day to Learn Photography Tips

What if you want to get better at your photography, but you just need a little guidance? Thanks to Learn Photography Tips, a new site from local tech and photo geek, Aaron Hockley.

It’s no secret that the world of tech geekery and the world of photo geekery are inextricably intertwined. From small simple apps like Instagram to full-fledged DSLR rigs, the tech set likes its photos. But that doesn’t mean we’re experts by any means.

What if you want to get better at your photography, but you just need a little guidance? What if you could get expert answers to some of those questions that have been bugging you? Well, now you can. Thanks to Learn Photography Tips, a new site from local tech and photo geek, Aaron Hockley. Read More

Love Instagram for iPhone photography? Well, here’s another reason to love it, Portland

You know Instagram, that wickedly popular photography app for the iPhone? Yeah, well they’ve got a Portland connection too. Meet Josh Riedel, community manager for Instagram.

[HTML3]Now for as much as I love the Portland startup scene and all of our homegrown goodness, I have to admit that I take a certain pleasure in the random Portland connections to other popular Web stuff. Like the fact that the creator of LiveJournal went to high school in Aloha. Or that ReadWriteWeb employs a good chunk of Portlanders. Or that the community manager for Vimeo lives here.

Well, here’s another one to add to the list. You know Instagram, that wickedly popular photo app for the iPhone? Yeah, well they’ve got a Portland connection too. Read More

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