With the popularity of Pinterest increasing the interest in an app for Android phones and tablet is also accelerating, although you can certainly find an application that works with the Pinterest service but none are official. We’ve seen a number of apps make their way onto Google’s marketplace for Android devices, which aim to look like an app wanted by users but not yet available to Android from the official brand.
This has been seen with Temple Run, a game extremely popular on the iPhone and other iOS devices, and many other useful apps found on iOS but not officially released for Android. Don’t believe the hype some journalists put on “copycat” apps, especially when they state most of them are “dangerous” because this is completely untrue. You’ll always find a rough app here and there, but most of the so-called “impostor” apps are just looking to fill a need wanted by users that the official brands are not fulfilling yet.
The media exposure for Pinterest has exploded in 2012 and this is for good reason, which those using the service fully understand the simplicity and how it makes it easy to keep interesting things online “pinned“. The service is by invite only and can be requested by going to their website and entering your email, although you should get an invite within a matter of days, not weeks.
Are you new to Pinterest and not following our Pinterest profile? Those of you using Pinterest we’d love you to like and follow us, which our boards currently include pins on some varied topics. Our Pinterest boards include one for Android, Apple, current and next-gen gaming, autos, infographics, social media, funny text messages, quotes about life, and other tech & gadgets. You can follow all our pins via this page on Pinterest or just select a board for pins on focused topics.
Users have been demanding Pinterest for Android phones in growing numbers – while we’ve seen Pinterest users grow and spend more time using the service every month, an Android app is still yet to be found. You can see the iOS version of Pinterest on iTunes here, which has had nearly 200,000 ratings at 4.5 stars, and shows the popularity on Apple devices. We’ve seen a few negative comments after the 1.4.3 update last month, and some people complain it crashes although we’d love to hear about your experience with the iOS version in the comments below this article.
Android vs. iOS popularity — while we know Apple has certainly taken the industry by storm year-on-year, but there are also an army of Android phones and tablets from many brands, so why are many app developers behind with an Android version? Can it be the process of developing an Android app is not supported as good when compared to iTunes, or is there really a bigger demand on iPhone, iPad, and iPod?
Do you want to see an official Pinterest for Android app, or have you found a really good 3rd party app? There are plenty of 3rd party apps that have received mixed reactions from users, and these include apps like “Pinterest For All“, “Pinscape“, and “Photo To Pinterest“. At the time of writing we’ve already had a number of emails asking when the official Pinterest for Android app is going to release, and there are thousands of forums also asking the same question. It seems the ball is now in the court of Pinterest and their team, although we’ll update you when the app is launched.
We’ve included a video below this article that shows you how to use Pinterest, so if you’re new to the social network have a watch to get a better idea on what to do. Do you have any tips to share with PR readers about Pinterest, if so hit the comments.