When it comes to the subject of app stores, you can say that the Android Market is still playing catch-up to the iTunes App Store. But you can also say that the Android Market is doing a fine job of keeping up with the iTunes App Store. This is especially true when it comes to uber-popular applications. Just this Wednesday, Flickr for Android is now made available through the Android Market.
In case you don't know, Flickr is one of the biggest online photo sharing network this side of the Internet. Flickr boasts millions of users from all over the world and have been actively sharing photos non-stop. This is a good thing for the Android platform because enthusiasts will now be able to access and use their Flickr accounts through their Android powered devices. Releasing on the Android is also a good move for Flickr because they were to launch ahead of another photo app heavyweight, Instagram.
Here's a rundown of the features of Flickr for Android:
- Share photos only with the people you want to with easy privacy settings.
- Full screen browsing and slideshows for your photos, your contacts photos or any of the public photos from the global Flickr community.
- Share the story behind your photo with titles, descriptions, comments and tags.
- Keep your track of where you took your photo by keeping your location data automatically through geotagging.
One of the notable features of this Android photo app is the Photostream. Photostream basically functions like your newsfeed of activity from your friends in Flickr. In addition to that you can also browse photo albums of your Flickr friends. Photos can also be viewed in fullscreen when in slideshow mode.
And of course with Flickr for Android, it has the core function of being able to take photos. Interestingly enough, much like Instagram, Flickr for Android also features photo filters. Now Android users will be able to beautify their photo through the app's 10 built-in filters. Upon taking your photos, it will be automatically uploaded to Flickr but you will also have the choice of sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and email. Take note that the filter function is only for the Android version of Flickr, although you can expect that the feature will also make its way into the iOS anytime soon.
Of course, before you can use the app, you will need to sign-up for a Flickr account, a process that is absolutely painless.
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