Google's Picasa Optimized for iPhone

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    This may have been part of Google's previous iPhone optimized announcement, but Google's Mobile Blog discusses the launch of the iPhone optimized version of Picasa, along with some screenshots.


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    Picasa is Google's photo sharing web application with support for Mac and Windows.

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    yes it was :) ... i think it's under the "other" part of the app ...
     
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    Might be a stupid question...

    but, will this also be available for the iPod Touch? Or just for the iPhone?

    Thanks!
     
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    ya, it kinda was .... It's a website ... so yes, you can view it on your touch ...
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    And don't think they're doing this out of iPhone love...

    Remember, Google's new Android mobile platform is using Webkit as its browser rendering engine, so it'll look the same on Android phones as well.
     
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    I'd be more impressed if they'd come out with a way to upload FROM your iPhone. I guess I'll have to write that part myself. :)
     
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    ...So now they have Picasa for every platform EXCEPT OS X... c'mon Google!

    And, it just occurred to me.. since there's screen shots, does this mean that Google hacks their iPhones too!?
     
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    It's a web page... no hack needed.

    And google was smart enough 'not' to write the Picasa app for OSX since we already have a better tool. (iPhoto) So... instead they wrote an iPhoto plug-in that lets you upload your pics to Picasa Web Albums just like the PeCee app.
     
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    That is not the Picassa program. That is just a way of uploading content to the Picassa Web Albums. I guess Google think why would a Mac user would need Picassa with iPhoto available.:apple:

    Edit: Yeah! What TheJadedMonkey said :p
     
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    totally not what he meant .... google had to hack their phone to take a screen shot, not to get picasa on the phone ...
     
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    Well, no. This isn't a picassa program at all either. It's just an iphone optimized web page. No uploading or any other picassa features.
     
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    *cue the conspiracy theories*

    The Google Apps for Mac website is down.

    Maybe they are uploading a beta of Picasa for OS X? :D

    http://www.google.com/mac/
     
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    Whatever, I don't feel like debating semantics (and you're probably right anyway ;) ) my point is that I want a "real" alternative to iPhoto.
     
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    Unfortunately, this page works instead.... http://www.google.com/mac.html

    I would REALLY like to see Picasa for Mac though.
     
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    Exactly. Google aren't going to step on Apple's toes.

    Anyway, forgive my ignorance of Picassa. I only have a mac at home I've never used the main app.
     
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    looks nice beside the fact that google is behind this.:mad:
     
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    Why are you mad at Google? :confused:
     
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    ..its a pity that movies are not working :( but i guess they are flash-powered...so maybe in future....
     
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    I'm confused too. Ok, they do tiny bits of evil but they aren't that bad.

    Their approach to technology is exemplary imo.
     
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    For one thing, as far as I know, Picasa doesn't create thumbnails and "small" versions of every photo in your Library, taking up space on your hdd. This might not be an issue for those of you with large HDDs, but on an 80gig MBP, it kinda sucks that my iPhoto library takes up so much space just because it needs to have saved like 3 versions of one photo.

    I believe Picasa for Mac would be kick-ass. I can only hope they will once come up with something. I am not the biggest iPhoto fan, for the reason mentioned above (but other than that, it's a nice app ;) ).
     
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    I think it's a good thing that Google is waking up to making mobile web pages that look good. Hopefully they'll spread the love to lots of other devices.

    Of course, all these pages make a mockery of Jobs' original naive comment about the iPhone "showing the real internet, not the mobile version". Small screen devices cry out for custom mobile app versions. That's why the mobile net exists. Even for iPhone.

    (The number one rule for mobile apps is: no horizontal scrolling! The iPhone native apps obey this rule. Mobile web pages are intended to do the same.)
     

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