Pin It To Win It – Pinterest Releases Android & iPad Apps

August 21, 2012

This post was written by Christopher Rauschnot and was originally posted to Pin This. Pinterest Releases Android and iPad Apps. You can follow him on Twitter @24k or his 24kMedia Facebook Page.

Pinterest, the third most popular social networking site on the Internet, finally came through for Android and iPad users. Apps for the Android and iPad is key to entice users to pin new things for other people to discover. Their first-ever Android app, at 1.0.2, along with a newer iOS app, Version 2.0.1, now support the iPad. Pinterest’s blog says, “…the app works well on Android phones and tablets, regardless of your device’s cost, speed or screen size.”

The new Android and upgraded iOS apps come days after the service went invite free. Formerly, people that wanted to sign up for it needed an invite from a friend or wait for the site to send them one. However, not all of the app interface changes have been positive for a subset of pinners, as they are called.

The new iOS app changes the interface to two columns on the iPhone, instead of one before the update. Unfortunately, the app is not receiving good reviews on the iTunes app store with one and a half stars at 1,108 ratings (at time of writing). This may be a temporary low rating, as all versions have four and a half stars at 378,283 ratings. So far, I have experienced fewer crashes on the iOS app and it has increased my ability to repin compelling content faster, via the multi-column view.

Multiple columns, even on a smartphone, allowed me to see up to four pins on a single iPhone screen. Of note, the original iPad is compatible with category browsing, following users and pin boards plus repinning.

Both the Android and iOS apps look and operate similarly. Creating new pins, known as pinning, is easy. Tap the camera icon on the bottom of the screen to take a photo or import one from the camera roll. However, the Android app has its buttons located at the top. Pull the feed down slightly to find the camera icon to create a pin or to refresh the feed. The original iPad is compatible with the iOS app, even though creating pins is not possible in their latest version. Information panes stack for category browsing and search is similar to that found on the official Twitter app for the iPad and is easy to operate. Swipe left to right and the categories appear. Swipe right to left and the pane disappears.

Pinterest is smart to move forward with releasing apps that expand usage on more mobile devices. I have been using the service and sharing more with people after the app releases. With a few speed tweaks on the iPad app, they will have even more of a reason for users to repin compelling content. All of the changes, upgrades and app releases go towards their goal of inspiring people to do things that they love.

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via TechCrunch

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