If you happen to be one of the two or so people who have not heard about Instagram then you might be pleased to hear that it is a hugely popular photo sharing and social networking service that allows you to take pictures, apply interesting digital filters on them and share them with the world to see. The service got so popular that it was acquired by Facebook for a bag full of cash and stock in April of 2012.
InstaFuzz is the name of the app I put together and while I don’t expect to be acquired by Facebook or anybody else for a billion green it does however make the case that an app such as this one can be built using only standards compliant web technologies such as Canvas, File API, Drag/Drop, Web Workers, ES5 and CSS3 andstill manage to runwell on modern browsers such as Internet Explorer 10,Google Chrome and Firefox. And you could easily use the code to build a Windows Store app too.
About the app
If you’d like to take a look at the app, then here’s where it is hosted at:
As soon as you load it up, you’re presented with a screen that looks like this:
The idea is that you can load up a photograph into the app either by clicking on the big red “Add” button on the bottom left hand corner or drag and drop an image file into the blackish/blue area on the right. Once you do that you get something that looks like this: (more…)