Big name companies such as Path, Facebook, Tumbler and Twitter were quick to develop applications for Google’s wearable computing device. Popular photo-sharing service Instagram, however, is in no rush to jump on the Google Glass bandwagon. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said in an interview with Fast Company that before the company can even think about a Google Glass app, it must first get on BlackBerry and Windows Phone. He noted that those two platforms will likely “come before Google Glass.” Systrom was quick to warn, however, that those apps may not be released “anytime soon.”
“I’m just saying that in order of priority, the way we evaluate where to expand to is really simply where our users are, and where the growth is,” the executive explained. “It took us a very long time to get to Android.”
Instagram has more than 100 million monthly active users on Android and iOS. The company recently added a video-sharing feature to help the service better compete with Twitter’s popular Vine app.