Popular i-phone application Instagram has almost doubled its users since December of last year founder Kevin Systrom proclaimed Sunday at South by Southwest in Austin Texas.
After launching two years ago Instagram now holds 27 million users, up from 15 million last December reported Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post.
Apple named Instagram the top application of the year in 2011, Systrom said this led to a jump in users reported Hayley Tsukayama of the Washington Post.
In addition to the boost in users Systrom displayed the Instagram application they will soon release for Android phones reported Kim-Mai Cutler of TechCrunch.
Cutler reported that the new Android application was only briefly shown on stage and the company was not ready to show off the application in full yet.