Pinstagram! How Two Friends Merged Pinterest and Instagram in Two Days

What would happen if two of the digital world’s hottest startups, Pinterest and Instagram, were mashed into one?

Two friends decided to find out, in a weekend coding adventure that began as a joke.

Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo were discussing how many startups are pitched to VC firms with phrases such as “We’re an X for Y, like an AirBnB for dogs,” Pongpaet told Mashable.

The duo realized a “Pinterest for Instagram” would be the most extreme example, and thus Pinstagram was born.

“Over the weekend I started hacking away at it,” Pek says. “People seem to like what we came up with.”

After connecting your Instagram account, you view your photo stream in the waterfall layout Pinterest is known for, and has since spread across the web. You can like and comment on photos, as in the Instagram app. At the same time, you can pin photos to your Pinterest pinboards… Read more

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