Instagram has turned into more than a mere photo sharing app over the years. Culminating in its huge sale to Facebook, Instagram has embedded itself into the digital worlds of many of us, and thanks to the recent release of an Android app, Instagram is no longer an iOS-only affair. But Instagram has managed to pull something off that most apps can only dream of – it’s left the digital world and found its way into the physical world, too.
We’ve told you about Instagram plenty of times since its meteoric rise to prominence, but today we’re going to tell you about a way to take your Instagram photos and magically transfer them to your fridge. Well, not magically, but it’s near enough!
Instantgram.me offers a service that sees your very best Instagram photos be made into little magnets, perfect for sticking to your fridge. Need a magnet to stick your kid’s painting to the refrigerator? What better way than to use a magnet emblazoned with a photo that’s possibly got a one too many filters applied!
Cost-wise, you’re looking at $17 nine 5cm by 5cm magnets and that includes free worldwide shipping. They may not be particularly cheap, but as a novelty item they’re probably worth a look, especially if you’re the kind of person who fancies themselves a bit of an amateur photographer or Instagram master. We’re neither, and we still want some Instagram-powered magnets just because we can!
Instantgram.me also offers a collection of 2.5-inch by 2.5-inch or 5-inch by 5-inch photos for the same price, for those that don’t want the magnetic fun afforded by the smaller option.
Beyond the ability to turn photos into magnets, it’s interesting to see the cottage industries that Instagram has helped to create. With so much made of the hits afforded by the App Store over the years, Instagram’s success shows that it’s not just games with birds that can capture the public’s imagination while making its developers extremely rich.
Who wants a magnet for their brand new fridge? We know you want one.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to come up with a bright idea that’s going to make us all insanely rich.
Don’t hold your breath.