Over the past 18 months or so, it became not so unusual to find many Pinterest-fanatics all around. These folks are such addicts for the whole social photo-sharing experience that you can literally track their life’s progress and preferences through their Pinterest’s boards. That creeps me out.
And like it wasn’t enough that Pinterest opened up its doors widely so any photo-weirdo could join swiftly, now the social networking site is making it even easier for the junkies to stay hooked. Merry fucking Christmas image-based maniacs, Santa came early this year and he brought you new Pinterest mobile apps for iOS and Android (including Kindle Fire).
The recently loaded with shitloads of funding social networking company has announced on the debut of an iPad app and an Android app for tablets and smartphones. In addition, the new redesigned app for iPhone (version 2.0) is now also available at your nearest App Store (I’m guessing the one in your pants’ pockets).
This mobile push can turn out to be a gigantic boost in growth for Pinterest especially from the Android side. According to Gartner, over 60% of the mobile devices worldwide currently running Android, which are now more exposed and accessible to the social pinboard.
We can also just remember what happened to another image-based social networking site when it became available for Android users- After Instagram launched its own Android app, an incredible amount of new users have flocked into the service, perhaps contributing the most to the rise from the barely 30 million users it had before to the 80 million users it has today.
And if I already mentioned Instagram, it worth saying that it should be mostly worried from this simultaneous mobile OS attack by Pinterest. Pinterest is the biggest rival of Instagram in the photo-sharing arena and it just received its heftiest mobile lift ever. That can’t be good news for Zuckerberg, right?
Anyways, the connection of Pinterest with the iPad (and with tablets in general for that matter) seems almost natural and will surely also assist Pinterest to establish itself amongst users who prefers using the service through wider-size mobile devices.
What can I say? It appears that I’m going to see much more photo-sharing addicts soon enough and it freaks the hell out of me… Download Pinterest mobile app for iOS from iTunes, for Android from Google Play and for Kindle Fire from Amazon Appstore.