Marissa Mayer has made good her word on turning Yahoo! into a more mobile-centric company. After much speculation, the company has finally released the much-awaited (and long expected) mobile app for Flickr. Better late than never, right?
What seems to be a case of ‘too little too late’ is compounded by the fact that Flickr for mobile appears to be yet another ‘me too’ when it comes to filters, which isn’t really a bad thing. It is hard to blame Flickr for being yet another Instagram ‘clone’, but Flickr has got to be given credit for being a pioneer in social-media and photo-sharing.
One thing that I really like about Flickr for mobile is that the photos it has on display in its feed are not limited to those in my contacts.
As I am not going to, and I never intended to write a review of the app, I will just list down a couple of pros and cons, from the perspective of an end-user.
- Easy-to-use yet familiar user interface. Instagram users will feel right at home.
- Ability to save directly from the camera roll, or from the camera is a big plus point.
- The app is a bit prone to crashes.
- Lack of pre-caching; photos load only on view.
- Lack of sharing options. An option to share directly to WordPress and blogger would have been nice.