It was brought to my attention by one of by buyers that Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps
It will affect every plugin here that fetches content from Instagram. How come it’s not announced by Envato too, as brightly as Facebook’s API changes were, a year time ago? This is more serious and happens faster.
If you use your own app and let your buyers connect to it:
You’ll need to have the app reviewed and approved, else it’ll cease to function after June 1st, 2016. Getting it approved will prove to be difficult since they’ve just changed their standpoint and no longer allow apps to replicate Instagram’s features. Also, they are removing the feed endpoint and who knows what more. What will happen to all the Instagram gallery plugins here? And presently how come you don’t hit the API rate limits, while it’s essentially just one app for all your buyers? They all depend on your app.
If you make buyers set up their own app:
Starting from today new apps are already in sandbox mode, meaning that they are useless. Instagram’s sillines shines here that you can’t even have your new app reviewed and approved before Dec 3! Previously created apps will function only until June 1st, 2016 unless reviewed and approved for use.
Depending on how strict their review process will be, this could mean the end of an era, like how Twitter changed their mind about their API some time ago, giving custom Twitter widgets a very hard time. Yet many themes still use those today. So maybe their approval will be as easy to get as applying for a Flickr API key? Or more serious like Facebook’s apps?
Anyhow there needs to be an announcement about this much like there was for Facebook API v2 changes.