Nice scoop by Mark Gurman. Makes sense to me. I was always surprised that Apple didn’t move to integrate Flickr into iOS when they already did so on OS X with iPhoto. Let’s just hope this helps alleviate the photo management nightmare.
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It’s fantastic. I love the use of Flickr photos — great cross-pollination.
1) I wish you could “like” the Flickrs photos from the app.
2) The app icon is awful. I would never want that on my homescreen. Yahoo, some advice: kill the branding. The purple already screams “Yahoo!” — remove the name and make the cloud and sun slightly larger. Repeat on all other apps. Boom. You’re welcome.
Filter. on Flickr.
Speaking of Flickr, time for an update on the the Popular Cameraphones chart:
1) iPhone 4S
2) iPhone 4
3) iPhone 3GS
4) iPhone 3G
5) Samsung Galaxy S II
The good news: Android is finally on the verge of overtaking an iOS device on the chart.
The bad news: this iOS device is four years old. It’s so old, in fact, that the iPhone 3G was taken off the market by Apple a year ago. Yet there still isn’t a single Android device that can pass it on this chart. Pretty pathetic.
The other bad news: the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 are so far ahead of the rest of the cameraphone pack that it seems highly unlikely that any Android device will come close anytime soon. In fact, they’re the number one and number two cameras used to take Flickr photos, period. Not smartphone cameras — cameras, cameras.
The really bad news: the new iPhone is a month away.
How on Earth has it taken point-and-shoot makers this long to create a camera running Android? This was such an obvious move at least two years ago.
Currently on Flickr, the most popular camera overall is the iPhone 4S. The second most popular camera is the iPhone 4. The most popular point-and-shoot, the Canon PowerShot S95 (which I own), isn’t even in the top five.
Very well played, Flickr.
On one hand, this is the first thing in some time that I recall Flickr doing that is both smart and forward-thinking.
On the other hand, it’s sort of sad that the once-dominant photos service has to try to ride on the wave of the hot, new photo-based service.
Betabeat’s Adrianne Jeffries is optimistic after sitting down with Flickr product head Markus Spiering and seeing a glimpse of what they’re working on. It sounds like it will be more of a gradual change over the year though, rather than one major revamp.
Three words not nearly mentioned enough: mobile, mobile, mobile. The only part of the story that mentions this says:
But Flickr is reorienting according to Yahoo’s “mobile first” strategy and the design is thoughtful and forward-looking.
That’s far too vague to be promising in any way. But Spiering was a mobile guy in his previous life within Yahoo, so maybe there’s some hope.
It took just 5 weeks. The only one ahead of it? The iPhone 4.
By the way, numbers three and four? The iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS.
One Android phone did manage to beat the original iPhone though — the HTC EVO 4G, places a distant fifth. Let’s remember that the original iPhone is over 4 years old.
Wait, actually, looking at the data, Flickr isn’t even counting the original iPhone anymore. Maybe that’s because there are not a lot of pictures, but maybe not.
Regardless, the EVO did beat the iPod touch. I think. It’s not clear if they count that in the “smartphone” category.
It also boasts a 0.7 megapixel camera. Tough competition.
The most popular camera overall across all of Flickr? Still the iPhone 4. Soon to be dethroned by the iPhone 4S, no doubt.
Let’s also remember that the Flickr numbers don’t include Instagram photos because those are stripped of the metadata by iOS. In other words, the iPhone isn’t just beating every other smartphone out there when it comes to picture taking, it’s likely destroying them. And probably most point & shoots as well.
Nice new feature from Flickr. I’ve always been hesitant to tag photos at “home” due to the fact that everyone in the world can then see my home (not that most people would care — but still, a bit weird). Now it won’t be an issue. Well, if you still use Flickr, that is.