The Tech Herald

Flickr app finally comes to Android devices

by Steven Mostyn - Sep 29 2011, 15:50

Now Android-friendly. Image: Yahoo/Flickr.

It may have taken a while, but Yahoo’s popular photo-sharing service Flickr is finally making the direct leap to Android mobile devices through its own dedicated software application (app).

Available without charge to all users of Google’s mobile operating system, the app enables enthusiastic snappers to upload and share their photographic images through Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

“Browsing and navigating has been custom designed for Flickr to make use of maps, tags, and activity around your photos,” trumpeted Zack Sheppard, senior community manager at Flickr.

“You can stay up to date with the latest comments and activity on your photos and take advantage of gorgeous full-screen browsing and slideshows,” he added.

The app also includes a custom view-finding tool that provides various aspect ratios along with 10 different mode filters, flash, and shutter focus.

In related news, Flickr has also launched Photo Session, which enables users to flip through images with friends via real-time live slideshow presentations.

This is made possible by creating a unique URL for the session and then sending it out for up to 10 friends, who need only click on the address in order to view the accompanying slideshow.

Also, those users with a scribble-based sense of humour or a desire to add personal notes to their photos can do so through a special built-in drawing tool.

Because Photo Session is still in the preview stage of its development it is presently only available on compatible models of the iPad and iPhone, and browsers such as Firefox (v4.0 or higher), Safari (v5.0 or higher), and Google Chrome (v12 or higher).

Yahoo has said it hopes to expand that usage across other devices and browsers in the coming months.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

15 Of The Best Pics From Lamborghini’s Instagram Account

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for car fans looking for pics of the cars they ido...

2015 Dodge Challenger Prices And Specs

The 2015 Dodge Challenger will have a starting price of $26,995 for the basic SXT model. The...

Nissan creates ‘self-cleaning’ car

Nissan has built a version of its LEAF electric vehicle which the firm claims has ‘self-clea...

Corvette: Six Reasons to Buy Your Dream ‘Vette Now

Corvettes hold a mythical place in the car world. For more than a half-century, these legend...

Car Games Update July 9th

This last week we’ve added quite a few titles to the car games section of Autosaur. Circus B...