Instagrille is now Pixsta

| By Alan | Comments 31

Pixsta

Today, we’re releasing a new version of the world’s most popular Instagram desktop app under a new name, Pixsta. In our ongoing mission to reinvent the way apps are accessed, discovered, and distributed on the PC, bringing a beautiful Instagram experience to Windows has proven to be a hit – over 10 million of you have now downloaded Pixsta (fka Instagrille)! Instagram recently changed its branding guidelines for third-party apps and to comply, we’ve changed the name to Pixsta in conjunction with this new version that adds support for Instagram…

Welcome to the app party, Chrome!

| By chester | Comments 8

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Today, Google officially released Chrome Apps, apps “written in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS” that “look and behave like native apps” on the desktop. From Google’s blog post, “think apps designed for your desktop or laptop, just like the ones for your phone and tablet.” Chrome Apps even come with an app launcher, which “lives in your taskbar and launches your apps into their own windows.” Sound familiar? We are flattered. To us, this is further validation of: 1) the value of breaking apps free of the browser for a highly…

Lenovo PCs now come with Pokki!

| By Darrius | Comments 68

Lenovo and Pokki

We’re excited to announce that the #1 PC maker in the world, Lenovo, will be shipping Pokki on new Windows 8 devices worldwide! In other words, you’ll soon be able to buy a brand new Lenovo laptop or desktop with our full Pokki software suite integrated and ready to use out-of-the-box! Everything our hard working Pokki squirrel creates – from the Start menu to the modern desktop apps, to the app store and the new game arcade – is all about making the PC experience better for users, as well…

Tweeki is back!

| By Alan | Comments 4

Tweeki 2.0

Last November Tweeki, our “beautiful, mobile-like desktop client for Twitter” (PC World), reached Twitter’s API user limit and we were forced to suspend free access to new users.  Today, we’re launching a new and improved Tweeki app - Tweeki 2.0 – that will be free for the first 100,000 users thanks in large part to a partnership with Intel. Tweeki 2.0 is full of exciting and useful features, including a new way to preview tweets with videos and photos, a completely redesigned user interface, real-time notification enhancements, access to multiple Twitter accounts, and…

Happy Birthday, Pokki!

| By Darrius | Comments 6

Pokki 2nd Birthday

Two years ago today, in the sweltering Las Vegas desert, a squirrel (and app platform) was born. Pokki launched in beta at the Future of Web Apps 2011, bringing a modern app experience to the PC. We’d like to thank the 20 million Windows users who have downloaded Pokki, the hundreds of developers who have created awesome apps and games, and the device manufacturers like Acer now preloading Pokki! Let’s keep making the PC better! Our team is in San Francisco this week for Microsoft Build and has been asked…