Although many claim that the apps on Ubuntu Phone are few, the truth is that thanks to scopes, many important apps like social media can run on Ubuntu Phone, as well as the official app. So we can have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube at our fingertips, but now it seems that not all of them will be in this new mobile ecosystem.
Instagram has stopped working for Ubuntu Phone. No, it wasn’t you or the new OTA-11, the problem is on Instagram and its API, an API that has been closed.
The scope of Instagram has dropped but there are other alternatives
Instagram recently launched several APIs to develop apps and services through its programs and technologies. One of them was the one that used the scope of Ubuntu Phone, but precisely this same API has recently been shut down by Instagram for its strong access to the app. This API allowed not only to see images of users but perform other actions such as writing comments, saving or uploading images, etc … This API could be dangerous for Instagram and decided to close it earlier this year. From January 1, 2016 to June 1, 2016, the developer was allowed to change the API and use a less functional API for the user. Many developers have done it, but those in charge of Instagram’s scope for Ubuntu Phone haven’t done it so we don’t have Instagram on Ubuntu Phone now, at least for now.
The best thing about free software and mobile ecosystems is that quickly we can get an equally good or better alternative to the aboveSo we may soon have a new Instagram app that works better than the scope, meanwhile we can use Instagram through the web browser, something fully functional for less demanding users and at least a great temporary solution Don’t you believe?