Pressgram is live. Now enter to win a free iPad mini.

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Pressgram-is-livePressgram is Live!

The competition is over. Brandon Dove won.

At the intersection of the most popular social media trend (filtering and sharing photos), the ubiquity of smart phones (people leave their homes with keys, wallet, and you guessed it), and the web’s most popular content management platform (WordPress), lies a tiny, little, free mobile app called Pressgram.

It was an idea. Then it was a stealth weekend hobby. Then it was a kickstarter project. And now it’s a published and released app for iPhones.

But this isn’t just an Instagram clone. It’s not just another filtered photo app. Two things set it apart:

You own your own photos. Go read the privacy policy and compare it to Facebook’s or Instagrams.

Easy & direct integration with your WordPress site or blog. It’s crazy simple to get your photos on your own site.

But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have all the normal features you like – like sharing with twitter and facebook. They’re there too.

So go download it from the iTunes store right now!

Wait, there’s more…Win a free iPad mini!

We want today to be a huge launch day weekend. We want everyone to download, install and sign up right away. So I’m adding a little incentive.

The rules are simple:

  1. Download and install the app.
  2. Come back here and post (in the comments) your username (so I can follow you)
  3. Tweet this out. (you’ll see the tweet before you send it)
  4. Take at least one photo with Pressgram

On Monday I’ll have my wife pick her favorite Pressgram photo and I’ll contact you to get your info so I can ship you the new iPad mini.

A couple of quick notes:

  • You can take as many photos as you like. Once I follow you, I’ll have them all in my stream.
  • You must do each part of the four steps. Missing one will disqualify you.
  • The contest ends Sunday at midnight PST.
  • Only 1 iPad mini will be given out. There will only be one winner. No second place.
  • My wife likes books, baking, kids, and me. (probably in that order)

Did this contest just get more amazing? Yes. Yes it did!

Josh over at blogcelerator.com heard about the promotion and thought – what if people don’t have a site yet? Wouldn’t they want one – to host all those great photos?

So he’s offering the following:

  • Free hosting for a year
  • 1 Domain registration
  • 3 email accounts
  • AND a premium theme from themify.me

Now seriously folks, that’s just awesome. Now you have no excuse.

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  • Pippin

    Username is “pippin” :)

  • http://gravatar.com/sterry99 Stephen

    Pressgram username: sterry99

  • http://blessingmpofu.com Blessing Mpofu

    My username is blessing

  • http://craigallen.net Craig Allen

    Love this! Just tweeted! And my username on Pressgram is: craig.

  • https://www.facebook.com/reba.baskett Reba Baskett

    Have been waiting for this app. my username is rebabaskett

  • http://DancePartiesInTheRain.com melody

    yeah! I am melodyjoy – sweet giveaway!

  • Addy Saucedo

    Sweet! I think this is awesome that you’re helping get Pressgram out, I will be using this 100%.
    Here is my username for you (and anyone else who’d like to follow)
    User name: Addy
    You rock Chris LEMA! ;)

    • http://jonmanna.me Jon Manna

      @jonmanna

  • http://www.brainwads.net Drew Hawkins

    My username is drewhawkins. Love the app so far.

  • http://daniel.gd Daniel Espinoza

    ‘d_espi’ and I’ve been following you for weeks ;)

  • http://Proguide.io Andrew Mason

    Yo. Username is “Andrew”

  • http://jacobkbluhm.com Jacob K. Bluhm

    I’m jacobkbluhm. Thanks for hosting the contest.

  • http://www.nutsandboltsmedia.com Andrea

    Just got it installed and looking around – I’m liking it so far! My username is nutsandbolts. :)

  • http://twitter.com/4ftPhotoz 4ftPhotoz (@4ftPhotoz)

    my username is: 4ftPhotoz

  • http://scottlee.me Scott Lee

    Come one Pressgram!
    User: scottlee (I think)

  • pmgarman

    my first pressgram’d picture will be the best pressgram’d picture yet. my username is pmgarman.

  • Ryan O

    Just getting things started here…
    User name: ryanott

  • http://gravatar.com/raisononline Elliot

    Great work guys – love it. I am @raison

  • http://www.joshbjones.com Joshua Jones

    My username is Joshua. Thanks for launching this contest. I just followed you on pressgram and twitter.

  • http://www.pixeljar.net BrandonBrandon Dove

    Pressgram name is brandondove and I would love an iPad mini. =)

  • Tom

    idemo

  • http://johnregan3.wordpress.com John Regan

    My Username is johnregan3

  • http://www.kincaidparade.com rachael

    I’m rachkincaid, and I’m loving this so far!

  • http://jonwellman.com Jon Wellman

    jonwellman

  • http://twitter.com/ajroach42 Andrew Roach (@ajroach42)

    username is ajroach42

  • https://www.facebook.com/katie.allred Katie Allred

    Username: katiejallred yo

  • http://kaileylampert.com Kailey ʇɹǝdɯɐl

    Username: trepmal

  • http://gravatar.com/ktjrichards Katie Richards

    My username is kjrichards. I am loving pressgram so far!

  • http://twitter.com/mauryaratan Ram Ratan Maurya (@mauryaratan)

    Hey Chris,
    Nice app, like the UI. Also I posted my first pic using Pressgram. Loving those filters as well.

    My username is: mauryaratan ;)

  • http://itzsnider.wordpress.com/ itzsnider

    I think my username is matthewfsnider

    Keeps crashing on iOS 7!

  • http://gravatar.com/didoodlings Diane Hidey

    My user name is dhidey. What a great idea. Thanks for all your work to get the word out there. I’m posting a link on my FB page also!

  • http://christopherbmac.com Chris MacDonald

    Hi Chris, my username is christopherbmac . Thanks for the contest.

  • http://www.baltimoredrew.com Drew

    Loving pressgram! username is “drew1″ – I want to know who this “drew” guy is.

  • http://www.louisvillerealestate.com Scott Hack

    Any idea if an Android port is planned? #teamandroid

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      Yes, it’s planned.

  • GaryJ

    Username is GaryJ

  • http://dustyf.com dustyf

    Hey Chris, my username is dustyf I already followed you.

  • http://twitter.com/abbiesanderson abbiesanderson (@abbiesanderson)

    Nice! Username: abbiesanderson

  • http://michaelbeil.net Michael John Beil

    Word Chris. Username is @Michael.

  • http://gravatar.com/melissa136 melissa136

    User name is melhop

  • http://gravatar.com/chrisensor Chris

    Cool idea, thanks!

    User = chrisensor

  • http://twitter.com/paul_wp ⓟⓐⓤⓛ ✌ (@paul_wp)

    user name is paulwp

  • http://bookwi.se Adam Shields

    adamrshields

  • http://about.me/jtsternberg jtsternberg

    jtsternberg
    Great idea, Chris!

  • http://twitter.com/LisaSabinWilson Lisa Sabin-Wilson (@LisaSabinWilson)

    Username: lsw

    :)

  • http://sharpwebsolutions.com Damon Sharp

    Username: damonsharp

  • http://www.kyleandcarriestrong.com Kyle Strong

    username: klstrong

  • Will Schmierer

    Username = ImBigWill

  • http://blogtechguy.com Joel

    Username is joelwills

    What’s your username Chris? I’m guessing chrislema

  • http://www.tddewey.com tddewey

    tddewey, I’m among your following throngs :-)

  • http://wpninjas.com James Laws

    Username = jameslaws

    I don’t take a lot of pictures but I love new things. :)

  • http://kmarsden.com Kevin Marsden

    I’m loving the app. Username: kevmarsden

  • http://twitter.com/trvwll Travis Williams (@trvwll)

    My username is trvwll

  • http://www.jazzsequence.com Chris

    Woo! this is awesome. Now I know who to follow. I’m jazzsequence

  • http://thatguykc.com ThatGuyKC

    Yay for Pressgram! So glad it’s finally here.
    My username is ThatGuyKC

  • http://mondaybynoon.com Jonathan Christopher

    Username is jchristopher – glad this app is in the wild!

  • http://gravatar.com/lenyk LenyK

    username: LENYK

  • http://gravatar.com/ramiabrahamwpdotcom ramiabrahamwpdotcom

    Username: rami

    You rock! Time to take some photos.

  • http://islandinthenet.com Khürt Williams

    My username is khurtwilliams. Pressgram photo is here:

    https://twitter.com/khurtwilliams/status/375691917268643840

  • http://www.velomedia.com Karim Marucchi

    FYI, I’m Marucchi
    (Self selecting out of the Ipad, good luck to you all)

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  • http://twitter.com/ChrisRouse Chris Rouse (@ChrisRouse)

    Username is “chrisrouse”.

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      couldn’t find you

  • http://www.michaelclapp.info Michael

    username: mlclapp

  • http://www.patrickrauland.com/ Patrick Rauland

    Woo! Hope to get me a free iPad. :D

    username: bftrick

  • http://twitter.com/stormlux Tom Siodlak (@stormlux)

    Username is Stormlux :)

  • http://embracerefrain.com Brian

    username: rockaceone
    great app!

  • http://shotbyjenn.wordpress.com Jenny Mack

    Shotbyjenn

  • https://www.facebook.com/austinklee Austin Lee

    austinklee

  • http://wpforce.com Jonathan Dingman

    For some strange reason, my username is “pressgram1″ .. lol

  • http://twitter.com/rzen Brian Richards

    O Hai, Chris! I’m not ashamed to exploit our friendship for a free iPad mini.

    Find me on pressgram as rzen :)

  • http://twitter.com/VirtualGem Virtual Gem (@VirtualGem)

    @virtualgem

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      Couldn’t find you on Pressgram.

  • http://www.twistermc.com TwisterMc

    I downloaded it this morning and it’s kind of nice. My username is TwisterMc.

  • http://rickey2.wordpress.com rickey2

    RickEy2

  • http://codyl.com raquelandefeld

    My username is raqueL! First time I got my name. :)

  • http://tophatsasquatch.com/ Tommy Day

    I’m already a huge Instagram addict so I don’t know if I’ll end up using this much, but as a WordPress developer I’ve gotta try it out!

    Username is tommy.

  • Bobbie

    This is awesome! Username: poldira

  • http://jonmanna.me Jon Manna

    @jonmanna

  • http://www.loveyourpics.co.uk Emma

    Cool competition. EmmaDavies

  • http://twitter.com/JiveDig Jive Dig (@JiveDig)

    Username: JiveDig

    So excited Pressgram is out in the wild now!

  • http://faisonz.com Faison Zutavern

    Since Instagram is owned by Facebook, I don’t want to use it, So Pressgram is obviously something I’m going to use for sharing pics!

    Username: FaisonZ

  • https://www.facebook.com/jlabadie Justin Labadie

    Hell ya works on IOS 7 beta 6!! justinlabadie

  • http://courtneydignam.com Courtney Dignam

    yes! I’m cjdignam

  • http://uamv.wordpress.com UaMV

    @UaMV … excited for the possibilities.

  • Luke Perkins

    Username is Luke. Such a cool giveaway!

  • Leah Maclean

    Looks good! You’ll find me at leahmaclean.

  • http://www.chrismorriswrites.com Chris Morris

    username is cmorris031

  • http://moosebegab.com Gabrielle Campbell

    moosebegab

  • http://UberQuality.com Jim Krenz

    I love this app. I posted about it to my local WordPress meet up group this morning.

    My username is Jim. Yes, Jim. I am so happy to have my first name as a username!

  • http://twitter.com/mt_Suzette mt_Suzette (@mt_Suzette)

    Hi Chris, my username is suzettefranck

  • spyrie

    Username is: spyrie

    Thanks!

  • http://www.samuelthan.com Sam.T

    Username: samuelthan

    Thanks for giving me the iPad :)

  • http://marktimemedia.com Michelle

    I’m not playing, due to Android, but I just *had* to come and say… way to get lots of traffic/engagement on your blog. ;)

    • http://iammike.co Mike Zielonka

      Send me pics and I’ll post! We’ll share the ipad mini!!! :D

      mikezielonka

  • http://anseltaft.com/ Ansel Taft

    How can Android-only users enter? :(

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      Maybe there will be another contest…

  • Joseph Vasquez

    Username Josephvasquez

  • Andy Smith

    Great contest. A good way to find new friends too. My pressgram feed is quiet. Follow me at andysmith

  • shackep

    Username is: pixelplow

  • http://twitter.com/BradCaldwell Brad Caldwell (@BradCaldwell)

    I’m BradCaldwell on Pressgram

  • http://gravatar.com/techvoltz Nik

    Pressgram is awesome!

    Username: techvoltz

  • Matt

    mrpritchett

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      couldn’t find you

  • http://japh.com.au/ Japh

    Username is: japh

    Great idea, Chris :)

  • http://dougal.gunters.org Dougal Campbell

    My Pressgram username is (surprise, surprise) “dougal”. And I’m already following you there. :-)

  • http://webdesignpop.com Michael Musgrove

    My Pressgram username is “musgrove” (without the quotes.) Prepare yourself for some kick-ass photos.

  • bradjdavis

    Username: braddavis

  • http://peso.be Peso255

    Username: Peso :)

  • http://vegasgeek.com John Hawkins

    This’ll be a shock to nobody… username: vegasgeek

    • http://rzen.net Brian Richards

      I am SHOCKED. Shocked, I say!

  • Joni

    So exciting! Username is joniconover.

  • http://gravatar.com/jswilson83 Jonathan Wilson

    Hey Chris!
    Username: wilson

  • http://www.aaronhockley.com Aaron Hockley

    Apparently all the cool kids are doing it. And I’m “ahockley” on Pressgram.

  • http://helenhousandi.com Helen Hou-Sandi

    I’m “helen” :)

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      (apparently)

  • http://thefragens.com afragenAndy Fragen

    Username is ‘afragen’

  • http://twitter.com/OzzyR Ozzy Rodriguez (@OzzyR)

    already used the app to post two photos to my personal blog! it’s great!

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      username?

      • http://twitter.com/OzzyR Ozzy Rodriguez (@OzzyR)

        @OzzyR… sorry, i thought by using the twitter account to post, it would have come across.

  • http://twitter.com/Gautam_Thapar Gautam Thapar (@Gautam_Thapar)

    No iphone :(

  • http://twitter.com/geetarnub april (@geetarnub)

    username: geetarnub :)

  • http://www.thegirlinthecafe.com Ingrid

    Pressgram rocks. My username is thegirlinthecafe.

  • http://wanderingjon.com Jon Brown

    Pick me, pick me! jb510

  • Konstantinos

    My username is kouratoras

  • http://timdruhym.wordpress.com timdruhym

    Hello there, my pressgram name is TimDruhym… it rocks…

  • http://gravatar.com/anestan anestan

    my username anestan :D

  • https://www.facebook.com/bitofgrace Grace Solivan

    Pretty sweet –
    username: bitofgrace

    *a lil lost about how/where the FB post goes.. selected FB when originally posting the photo, then shared it from the feed as well – but dont see it in my FB page.

  • http://Torencastle.com Toren

    Love it! Username: toren

  • Sam Clarke

    Username is samclarke

  • Cat

    I love this app! You guys are going to get HUGE! :)

    My username is “Cat”

  • http://mochans.wordpress.com mochans

    Hi,
    My Pressgram username is mochan

  • http://jeremiahwilliams.net Jeremiah

    jrhwll

  • http://inkspotcreative.co.uk Ali Burden-Blake

    Yeah I could go another photo app! Never enough! I like the idea that it’s easy to post to WP.
    Username: ali

  • Christian Bjerre Nielsen

    Pressgram username: Decura, Twitter username: C2Viper

  • http://WayneCordova.com Wayne Cordova

    I love Pressgram! My username is WayneCordova

  • Pepa Cobos

    Username: pepacobos
    Thanks!!!!

  • http://margowsky.com David Margowsky

    The name is David5

  • http://margowsky.com David Margowsky

    Changed my username to Margowsky – so easy to use!

  • http://gravatar.com/1107media 1107mediaBrad

    Cool app Chris and like the design changes on the site. Username is: thebradspalding

  • http://www.twitter.com/paulstohler Paul

    My Pressgram username: paulstohler

  • http://twitter.com/nadspapa Caleb Davis (@nadspapa)

    nadspapa – Pressgram is great!

  • http://portfolio.sarahwefald.com Sarah Wefald

    Hey Chris, I’m sarahwefald on Pressgram. :)

  • http://twitter.com/4ftPhotoz 4ftPhotoz (@4ftPhotoz)

    @chrislema do we have to also sign up for blogcelerator.com and themify.me in order to me in the contest?

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      Nope.

  • http://sailordad.com Thomas P.

    Username is “SailorDad”

  • http://hookedandhappy.com Carolyn Y

    User name “Carolyn”

  • http://YourWebsiteEngineer.com Dustin Hartzler

    Username is DustinHartzler

  • http://halefc.wordpress.com Chris Hale

    So happy the wait is over!
    @SeeHaleRun

  • http://gravatar.com/jonsabel Jon Sabel

    jonsabel

  • https://www.facebook.com/jessi.foell Jessi Foell

    Cool app! I’m jeeprsjessi

  • http://twitter.com/johnalley John Alley (@johnalley)

    Love the pressgram app! Good bye instagram!! I’m truephotoplus

    truephotoplus

  • http://gravatar.com/parmigian parmigian

    Cool ! My username is modarf

  • http://twitter.com/xliznatasha Liz Webb (@xliznatasha)

    My username is: lizwebb

  • http://twitter.com/nnenne Ruthie Unaegbu (@nnenne)

    The things that excited me about this new app: the simplicity, its awesome design/look/functioning and the fact that I got “ruthie” as my username. Yes! Another geeky computer thing for me to get far too excited about.

  • http://gravatar.com/jnastor Jon Nastor

    My username is: jnastor

  • https://www.facebook.com/kellycain Kelly Cain Smith

    username is kellycain
    thanks for the awesome app & giveaway!

  • http://demian.is Demian Seiler

    Great idea Chris, your support is fantastic. Love this!

  • http://www.sharingmytwocents.com Erin

    Hi Chris!
    My username is sharingmy2cents

  • http://twitter.com/NAylestock Nathan Aylestock (@NAylestock)

    Username: Nathan
    This is a great giveaway and awesome promo for Pressgram! Thanks!

  • http://www.trevorcarpenter.com trevor

    My username is: trevorcarpenter

    I’m having to enjoy the app on my wife’s iPhone 5, cuz mine is sporting iOS7, and the app constantly crashes there. Hopefully we’ll see an update soon, so I can play on my own phone.

  • Max

    Maxlewe :)

  • http://northofpark.com Jacob deCastro

    My Pressgram username is @jacob and my Twitter is @jacob_decastro.

  • http://gravatar.com/ksc1 KSC

    username is @ksc

  • http://DigitalGilbert.com Kevin Gilbert

    Pressgram username is wkeving.

  • http://twitter.com/akamac Chris Mcintosh (@akamac)

    user name is “mac”

  • Lujan

    @jlujan !

  • http://twitter.com/TheRyankParker Ryan K. Parker (@TheRyankParker)

    pressgram username RyanParker

  • http://gravatar.com/afrimlavdi “our field” writer

    Pressgram Username: lavdi_afrim26

  • Joe

    My user name is joedpowell

  • http://www.ramonwilliamson.com Ramon Williamson

    Pressgram username is: ramonwilliamson

  • Rich

    Username: Rich

    Cheers!

  • http://Ittybittyomniblog.com Esh

    ittybittyomniblog

  • http://twitter.com/angelabdotme Angela Bowman (@angelabdotme)

    @angelabdotme :)

  • http://twitter.com/wideglidemike Mike Tidmore (@wideglidemike)

    @wideglidemike

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      couldn’t find you on Pressgram

  • http://twitter.com/daleaceron Dale Aceron (@daleaceron)

    Username: @Dale

  • http://twitter.com/BenDempsey Ben Dempsey (@BenDempsey)

    Username: Ben

  • http://www.doitwithwp.com Dave Clements

    Count me in. My username is dave3

    • http://www.davidclements.me Dave Clements

      Actually, make that just dave

  • http://www.eldonyoder.com Eldon

    Pressgram Username – eldonyoder

  • David Stone

    It really is a great app!! Username is davidstone1995

  • http://isaiahmjackson.com Isaiah Jackson

    Finally made it to the comment box.

    My user name is Isaiah

    Loving the app so far.

  • Andrei

    My username is Andrei.
    Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/BertAlcorn Bert Alcorn (@BertAlcorn)

    User name is “bert”

  • Randy Wilburn

    Username is. Randywilburn

  • http://jasonjulien.com Jason

    My username is “jasonjulien”

  • http://www.marriedwithchilders.com Shannon

    Awesome! Username is schilders. Thanks for you generosity and commitment.

  • http://www.keithklingen.com KeithKlingenth Klingen

    User: keithklingen

    I love what is happening around the @pressgram around, and this post is a tribute to the great community that understands it!

  • http://www.clikyz.com Hammy Havoc

    I’m hammyhavoc on there and @hammyhavoc on Twitter.

  • http://gravatar.com/jsox1978 John Bowersox

    Username: jsox78

  • Jody Livingston

    Username is JodyLivingston & @jodylivingston on twitter. Creative I know…

  • http://gravatar.com/estoeckel Eric R. Stoeckel, Jr.

    Username: estoeckel

  • Allison G.

    woah_allison_just

  • http://twitter.com/thefatrat Andy King (@thefatrat)

    username: andyking

  • http://valerienoble.wordpress.com Valerie

    username: Valerie
    :)

  • Marc Mendes da Costa

    Username: Graphphoto

  • kitkatz

    This would be great…if I owned an iPhone. =(

  • http://dustn.tv Dustin W. Stout

    Oh, I hope I ween! Username: dustinwstout

  • http://twitter.com/ssstofff Kristof Bernaert (@ssstofff)

    name of the user: ssstofff

  • http://twitter.com/upyourtelesales Lynn Hidy (@upyourtelesales)

    user name: Lynn
    but Chris… what is YOUR username?

  • Ann

    Great contest! My username is ann

  • Ben

    Username: benbubar

    • http://chrislema.com chrislema

      couldn’t find you on pressgram

  • http://jenniferwilder.wordpress.com Jennifer Wilder

    Love freebies and love Pressgram!

    username is ouiser

  • http://Www.angelcastaneda.com Angel

    Username is @angelcastaneda
    I’m so glad to see so many people signing up

  • Kristin

    :) Just posted my first Pressgram pic to my blog!!
    username: sproutsenroute

  • http://www.anablepomedia.com Robert Mitchell

    Username: rhmitchell

    Thanks for sharing the love of Pressgram!

  • http://coreelevation.com Gene Hammett

    Username: genehammett

  • http://twitter.com/aschwabphoto Aaron Schwab (@aschwabphoto)

    @aschwabphoto here!

  • http://themomdiggity.com KK @ the mom diggity

    @momdiggity Loving Pressgram already!!!

  • Jae

    @jae is my user name. Do I need to give you my twitter name too since it is completely different?

    • Jae

      just in case: my twitter name is : @wesleysmom2004

      • http://chrislema.com chrislema

        No issue. I found you.

  • http://kuczborski.com Łukasz Kuczborski

    @lkuczborski

  • smutek

    @smutek on pressgram and twitter. :)

  • http://twitter.com/MEverettPhoto Matthew Everett (@MEverettPhoto)

    My Pressgram username is matthew.

  • http://liveholy.org/ Andre

    Username: robles109

  • http://www.about.me/tonymoore Tony Moore

    I am loving Pressgram. Follow me @tony

  • https://www.facebook.com/nmaclees Natalie MacLees

    Username: nataliemac

  • http://Lawrencefamilymissions.com Mike Lawrence

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity! Pressgram username is MikeLawrence

  • http://www.brianzig.com Brian Ziegelheafer

    My username is: brianzig

  • http://simplexstudios.com John

    pressgram username: thebunkies

    Love this app so far!

  • http://upstreamcraving.com/ Travis Doecke

    travisdoecke

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