Seems a lot of people are having their issues with the new Instagram app for Android. +Michael Novak and +Juhani Lehtimäki for example point out technical issues with urls and intents.

From my point of view, the biggest issue is the UI, obviously. Did the designers/developers even bother to have a look at Google Android guidelines? I noticed a lot of popular apps coming to Android lately, being just lame iOS ports without respecting the operating system's interaction and presentation rules. Just think about a nicely crafted OSX app on a windows desktop or vice versa. It would be a disaster.

I mocked up an Instagram screen this morning, trying to incorporate as many of Android's design principles as possible. I like the idea of sliding through the colorful, branded tabs, and having that color reflected at the bottom.

What do you think? Is this more like what Instagram should look and feel like on Android?
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