Flickr for iOS and Andriod Gets a Major Update
Last year Flickr updated its app to make it more friendly for the cellphone user. And this year, the app gets yet another update in what seems like a move to compete directly with Instagram. The app now allows you to view your feed in a more fluid design. The app crops pictures for the feed but once you click on them, you can view it in its original size. You can ‘fave’, comment and share the photos too. The app also lets you view basic EXIF data of an image. Another new feature of the app is that it now lets you record HD video with live filters. Their blog also claims the search function in the app to be ‘intelligent,’ in the sense it can understand objects and scenes in your image.
The app certainly looks much better. The earlier versions of the app seemed to be more of mobile versions of the website rather than a dedicated app, so to say. But Flickr has traditionally been the more ‘serious’ photographers website, gaining the more mass appeal that Instagram has will be an uphill task for them.
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