So what do you get when you combine a billion dollar company (Instagram) with a $500 million company (Pinterest)?
My cofounder Brandon and I were having a discussion on startup pitches, especially the ones that go “we’re an X for Y” and thought a hilarious VC pitch would be “we’re a Pinterest for Instagram”. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. I liked Instagram, and this was a real need for me. There was nothing like it out there that I would use. So last weekend I decided I would make it a weekend project.
I spent a few hours putting something together using my design and front end skills. I was able to show the popular feed in a Pinterest-like UI. I showed this to Brandon which quickly convinced him this was a good idea and together we started clobbering together the project. By the end of the weekend we had something that basically worked. You could log in with your Instagram id and view your feeds, your photos, what’s popular and search.
For those of you interested in how it was made. It’s a very simple Ruby and Sinatra app. It doesn’t even have a database. The front end was built on Twitter Bootstrap. Haters can hate me for not building the html from scratch but I prefer to build my house using off-the-shelf tools instead of having to go and chop wood in the forest. The Pinterest style layout was built using Masonry, a very useful jQuery plugin.
Smart move of a hackerish spirit :)
anyways, i love the idea!
I chuckled out loud.
It was, for all I can tell, a friendly and humorous remark. I really think you just misunderstood the tone/intentions.
Good luck Pek!
Would like to know what problem you're having with Logout. @shiftb or email is on my profile.
What is the objective? Or simply a side project?
Missing permalinks tho. I'd like to be able to visit /#!/nickname and see a user profile directly, for example.
Anyway, loving it!