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Facebook-owned Instagram has broken apps and surprised developers by substantially reducing the number of API calls allowed per user per hour. According to reports, the rate limit for the Instagram API was reduced from 5,000 per user per hour to 200 per user per hour this weekend without warning.
Being, an iOS app that allows users to browser Instagram as someone else, has had its access to the Instagram API cut off. In the first week following its launch, Being reached the Best New Apps section of the App Store's front page and was used to view more than 500,000 Instagram feeds.
Facebook is about to squeeze your apps. Later this month the social networking giant will decrease the width of applications that display on a user's profile page. The move, planned for some time, will reduce the horizontal screen real estate for applications by over 30 percent.