Late in the evening, as I was busy trying to keep a cranky baby happy while simultaneously catching up on the last season of “The Walking Dead” (what do babies have to do with zombies? Well, both are relentless, for a start), the long-awaited e-mail announcement from Instagram arrived.
“Finally,” it said. “Instagram for Android. Download now.”
At last! The mobile app gods were smiling down upon me! Instagram, a popular photography app for the iPhone had finally made its debut on the Android platform, and I had plenty of stylized pictures of the baby I wanted to take!
put my future photography model into his playpen and distracted him with a wind-up crocodile as I opened Android Market on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
The app wasn’t there.
I had a Darth Vader moment, shouting “NOOOOOOOOO” into the heavens. Well, I shouted it on the inside, anyway.
Then I decided to go to the Google Play website and see if I would have any luck there. My built-in browser refused to magnify the site properly for me.
“This is the perfect time to download Opera Mini!” I told the mildly curious baby.
I downloaded the superior mobile web browser, and headed on over to Google Play again.
“This app is incompatible with your device,” the site told me grimly.
“Oh, I know! It’s because I’m in Russia!” I said to myself. When in doubt, blame Canada... er, Russia.
Then I noticed all of these reviews from Russian users who were already busy using the app.
My head exploded. Or it would have, if I were in one of those classic, violent cartoons.
As such, I just sat there, and stared down at my phone. Then I noticed how much more fun the baby was having with his old-school wind-up crocodile.
I thought there was a lesson in there somewhere. But I wasn’t sure if I wanted to learn it straight away. I needed to spend a few solid hours feeling sorry for myself first.
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- email@example.comFunny story Natalia!21:44, 04/04/2012We are kindered spirits when it comes to photography and kids, although I may have been a little more obsessed.
I rarely took photos until my kids were born, then a trigger went off that instilled a desire in me to record as many precious moments as possible.
My first child was born in 1998, just before digital cameras were invented. The last in 2004 when digial photography was firmly established.
When digital cameras came on the scene I was eager to adopt this new technology for capturing the antics of my kids in action and all of those special moments.
If you are like me, you simply cannot get enough great photos of your kids (or video clips)!
Although I am now divorced and do not see my three children anymore, I do remember all of the fun I had capturing our fun moments together.
Natalia, may you have many many years of taking fun photos of your kids. They grow up so fast and every second with them is like a precious diamond for a memory.
I hope you get your Android app working! The tools available today for parents is really amazing!
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