Making Instagram.com faster

Over the years Instagram (as a product) grew a lot. With more features to show, their web experience began to degrade. In a series of (upcoming) posts they’re covering what they have done to improve performance. In this first part they cover script preloading and image prefetching, reducing the loading time of the “feed page” […]

@dailyhomealone, an Instagram bot posting one frame from Home Alone per day

Tim Broddin has created @dailyhomealone, an Instagram bot which does a daily post containing one frame – taken at a 5 seconds interval – from Home Alone. Along with that he has done a writeup on how he created the bot. This paragraph resonated quite well with me: A lot has happened to the openness […]

Implementing Instagram Filters and Image Editing in React Native

William Candillon recreated some parts of Instagram’s editing process (namely the filter, rotate, and crop steps) in React Native. The filters are implemented with GL-React: Gl-react offers a really efficient paradigm for integrating React and OpenGL together. The library enables you to easily build scenes using React composability. For instance, consider an image with two […]

Upload directly from Lightroom to Instagram with LR/Instagram

LR/Instagram is an unofficial publish plugin for Lightroom, allowing you to post photos directly to your Instagram account. Simply install the plugin, add new service in Lightroom Publishing Manager and authenticate with your Instagram account. LR/Instagram – Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram →