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Flickr for Android gets a huge update

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Flickr for Android gets a huge update
One of the first things that the Interwebosphere asked of Marissa Mayer when she took over as CEO of Yahoo was to fix Flickr, and to make it great again. Meyer has obviously taken that suggestion to heart as she has already doubled the number of people on the Flickr team, and now the Flickr app for Android has gotten a huge update. 

The app has gotten a complete overhaul of the UI, adding the tabbar at the bottom to make it easier to navigate and find interesting content. The Explore feature has been refreshed with swipe gestures to navigate between photos. But, one of the best new options is that the app allows you to choose from any of the camera apps installed on your device to take a picture, so you can stick with the stock camera, or get fancy with an HDR app, or get faux-fancy with Instagram.

Advanced users haven't been left out either. The search function now shows HTML content in comments and descriptions, so you can easily link and add information. And, the app can also now edit metadata on images, which is a big one for pro users. 

If you want to try out the new Flickr app, it's available for free in the Google Play Store.

Flickr for Android gets a huge update
Flickr for Android gets a huge update
Flickr for Android gets a huge update
Flickr for Android gets a huge update

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:45

1. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Did they finally add the Groups feature to the mobile app? That's something I've been missing for a long time. I guess I'll get the update and check it out!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:31

3. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


UPDATE: Nope, still no groups. *sigh*

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:17

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


The user interface at the bottom kind of resembles instagram, but i would try flickr if i didn't have to have a yahoo account..

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