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Flickr Launches Android App
It’s the news Flickr and Android users have been waiting for quite some time: Flickr is finally releasing an official Android App. Until now, users on the two platforms haven’t had much to work with in terms functionality or efficiency and most third-party app creators are not truly committed to solid end-user experience. All that will now change.
The new app will allow users to download images, send them to friends, set them as wallpapers and a host of other features. But perhaps the biggest joy surrounding the App is the interface. According to some users, the app really brings photo-browsing to life, and the fact that it takes place on an Android device makes the experience that much more fulfilling.
The App also comes with a handy camera feature that allows the switching of aspect ratios and the applying of filters. It also has direct social media integration, allowing you to send a photo to your favorite social network with just a few strokes of your finger (assuming a touchscreen device). All in all the features are sound, and the fact that you are reading about the launch of this new App means Yahoo has done something right—for once!
Flickr has been one of Yahoo’s more successful acquisitions, and one can only hope that the decision to finally invest something and reward users is a trend that will continue at Yahoo.
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