Want to know who was the creator of Instagram, what year the app was created, who was the first founder of the company and who were the creators of Instagram as we know it today?
Kevin Systrom y Mike Krieger invented the popular network Instagram. The founders of our favorite social network developed the Instagram App together in San Francisco (USA) and launched it for iOS in 2010.
Amazingly only in the first two months since its release they managed to get more than one million users or instagramers registered on the new popular network, the rest is history.
Kevin Systrom: The creator and inventor of the concept of Instagram also developed the app
Kevin (@kevin) was born in Massachusetts on December 30, 1983. He is an entrepreneur and computer programmer. He studied computer programming at the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts
He used his studies and knowledge to create programs to hack into his friends’ dirección de correo electrónico accounts.
Kevin graduated from Stantford and worked for several years at Google plus as a sales representative. While at the American company he was involved in the development of Gmail, Google plus Calendar and other applications of the Mountain View company.
Upon leaving the computer giant Kevin joined other former Google plus workers to run a local recommendations company called Nextstop. This company was bought by Fb in 2010.
While on vacation with his girlfriend in Mexico he realized that the camera on his Iphone 4 was not taking pictures of high enough quality to upload to popular media.
So he got to work and thanks to his computer skills he developed a digital filter to improve the quality of the pictures. He called this filter X-Pro II and it is one of the filters that are still used today on Instagram in the application.
Kevin incorporated this new effect to improve the quality of images into an Aplicación called Burbn that he had created which was the predecessor of the famous popular network Instagram, thus it all began.
Mike Krieger: Kevin Systrom’s partner and co-founder of Instagram
Mike Krieger (@mikeyk) was born in Brazil on March 4, 1986. He emigrated to the United States and entered Stantford University where he met Kevin Systrom.
He is a software engineer and co-founder of IG, the app that has made him a millionaire with his partner Kevin, together they were the creators of Instagram.
Mike developed all the improvements to the aplicación for the first three years of operation until they hired a professional team of computer scientists and programmers to continue the work of improving the functions and features of the popular network.
Mike Krieger confesses that programming the first version of Instagram took them only 8 weeks. After the sale of the company to the Facebook holding company owned by Mark Zuckerberg, his fortune is valued at over $500 million.
Fortunately in addition to being an entrepreneur and engineer, Mike Krieger is also a well-known philanthropist and devotes part of his capital to charities for people with few resources.
In what year Instagram was created and how the popular network was born
Instagram was created on October 6, 2010. The popular network aplicación invented by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger was initially released for the iOS operating system. On April 3, 2012 the version for Android devices was released.
Although Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were the ones who developed the popular network at the beginning, Instagram was bought by Mark Zuckerberg from its creators for $1 billion to incorporate it into the Fb group of companies.
Instagram gained hundreds of millions of registered users quickly thanks to the advertising from the sale and became the third largest social network in the world behind only Fb and Twitter.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are still to this day working on the Instagram team in managerial duties coordinating and overseeing the work of the team.