There’s no doubt that Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo sharing app for the iPhone. But how do you use Instagram to create a photo blog that can also be shared among your non-iPhone friends? The answer lies with the recently launched blogging platform called Jux. Though Jux launched as an innovative personal blogging platform, its recent integration with Instagram offers a simple way to create beautiful personalized photoblogs of your Instagram photos.
So, how does it work? First, you need to signup for an account on Jux. Enter your email address, choose a password and a username – you’re all set to experience the Jux goodness!
Jux asks you what kind of post you want to create next – Blockquote, article, Photo, Video, Slideshow or Countdown. Once you chose pictures, you can hookup your Jux account to pull photographs from Flickr, Facebook and Instagram.
Once you connect your Jux and Instagram accounts, it shows you a list of thumbnails of your Instagram photos. Once you choose a specific Instagram photo be posted, Jux takes care of the image dimensions, switching its layout to accommodate Instagram?s square format. Jux optimizes your Instagram photo experience by switching images to the smaller 612×612 Instagram photos. On your home page gallery, Instagram borders are stripped to preserve clean edges in all shapes.
The best part – you can share your Jux photo posts with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers using the built-in social media integration.
The USP of Jux – it’s written in HTML5 so it offers a truly cross-platform experience. Therefore, Jux works just as well on the iPhone and the iPad. In particular, I loved the ?diagonal swipe? gesture which allows me to flick through images, and the content re-formats itself on-the-fly as I tilt the screen from horizontal to vertical orientation – talk about a blissful user experience and you’ll not be able to find any better examples.
Jux uses respective APIs – Flickr, Facebook and Instagram for imagery purposes. If you are an Instagram user, try out Jux – it’s free, easy and creates stunning photoblogs!