The Tech Behind Instagram’s Infrastructure
On Tuesday, Instagram launched its long awaited Android application. Co-founder Mike Krieger shares the details behind the “tools and techniques” that power Instagram (via 512 Pixels).
The last few weeks (on the infrastructure side) have been all about capacity planning and preparation to get everything in place, but on launch day itself the challenge is to find problems quickly, get to the bottom of them, and roll out fixes ASAP.
I find this post fascinating also because my girlfriend signed up to Instagram yesterday, and she was pleased to find out “it's just an iPhone app” after all the talk she heard about it. It's an app – with lots of cool tech behind it.
Also: Instagram's growth as an “iPhone app” has been pretty amazing.