Flickr App Pops into App Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Yahoo's Flickr service now has a native app available in the App Store. We recently reported that the iPhone had become the most popular cell phone camera used to upload photos to the image sharing site and it's likely this new native app will only increase its popularity among Flickr users.


    When you first sign in to the Flickr app, you are required to authorize the app to use your Flickr account, which is done through Safari on the iPhone. After this, uploads to your Flickr account will be handled directly through the app with no further authorization requests.


    The app can geotag your photos and offers immediate access to your recent uploads, your entire Flickr stream, and those of your Flickr contacts.

    The Flickr app is free and can be found here (link opens iTunes).

    Article Link: Flickr App Pops into App Store
  2. batchtaster macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
  3. Fafafoooey macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2007
  4. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    I'm not a Flickr user so I have a question...

    When you upload a picture, does it upload in full resolution or does it further compress them?

    What I have in the back of my mind is whether I could use Flickr like iDisk by uploading pictures in full resolution to Flickr and then when I get home downloading them to my Mac.
  5. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Download fine here in the UK and I'm using it. What you talking about US only?
  6. stellarceltic macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Sure... when you seperate the Canon EOS Digital Rebel models, and combine all iPhone models.
  7. chimerical macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2004
    Side note, the Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Fantasy Football apps for the iPhone OS are also out today.
  8. Keyhole macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    :confused: Canon came out with a mobile phone?
  9. Otaviano macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Not available in the Swedish store :(
  10. sneeks macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2007
    Glasgow, UK
    Downloaded and installed from the UK store. Great app.
  11. abbstrack macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    my first impressions

    the app has potential, but still needs work. the UI is nice, but as a mobileFoto user for the better part of the last year, there are 2 things that struck me as odd on the Flickr app:

    1) I dont have access to all my sets. As a working photographer I typically use Flickr to have mobile access to all my post-edited shoots, which I organize/arrange into sets. The Flickr app loads up the most recent 52 sets, but nothing beyond there. I'm hoping this is a bug that will be fixed rather than a limitation. On mobilefotos i am not limited with the amount of sets I can access.

    2) ability to save photos to your photo library or as wallpaper is missing. i would assume this is something that will be coming in a later update hopefully

    aside from those 2, i like the interface, and while to me the 2nd isnt that important, it is important that I be able to access all my sets. having paid for mobilefotos already i dont see myself discarding/discontinuing use any time soon, but it would be nice if i had this option in the flickr app as well
  12. dumell macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Not available in Finland either. Same story with the Eye-Fi application that can be used to upload photos to Flickr. Annoying.
  13. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
    It is crap, ****, and poo. It cuts the image quality in half. Use Darkslide.

    On that note when will Apple let them use the stored geo tag instead of where you are currently standing.
  14. stellarceltic macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    My bad. The linked article claims that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr.
  15. tangerineyum macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2005
    Ontario, CA

    Did you miss the part where it said most popular cell phone camera, not most popular camera?
  16. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    But Still, Flickr is a little late to the party don't you think?
  17. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    If their previous submissions didn't meet Apple's standards, that would explain the delay. Also, who knows the level of interest in an app at Flickr. Maybe they only had one person working on it part time.
  18. stellarceltic macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Did you miss the part where I corrected myself?
  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Totally cool; long overdue....

    Maybe late, but at least they're dancin'....:cool:
  20. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Just in time for tomorrows launch of iPods with cameras:)
  21. jonny macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    The image quality aspect is a dealbreaker for me.
    I can't speak to Darkslide, but Mobile Fotos is much better than this 'official app' on many levels.
  22. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
    Mobile Fotos is better. It wasn't at first but I just looked at it after not looking at it for a long time. The only good thing about Flickr app is its launch point and it's free.

    I just wish it could delete for those accident uploads.
  23. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Wow, what a MAJOR disappointment. I've been using Flickr's mobile web app for a while now, but have been patiently waiting for a native app since the introduction of the app store. But after playing with it for a few minutes, I've already deleted it an back to using the mobile web app.

    There are sooo many problems, frustrations and/or bugs with this release. The recent activity feature is a mishmashed mess, with no way to finetune or control what it is. It takes at least an extra step (or two or three) more to do anything than the web app. It doesn't show any "extra" photos people might add below their main photo (my contacts and I do this ALL the time). And worst of all, the interface in general is soooooooooooo slow!! Agonizingly slow.

    About the ONLY improvements over the web app are tags (which aren't that important to me), and the larger/nicer display of images (something that REALLY wanted me to keep the app -- but everything else was just too crappy about it).

    I really hope this app adds more features, finetuning/control, and gets considerably faster. For now, the mobile web app works fine for me...
  24. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I've just started using flickr and I was looking for a great iPhone app for the past few days before the app came out. My questions are:

    1. Is not being able to pinch and zoom only in the official flickr app or is it the same for Darkslide and Mobile Fotos?

    2. Is the whole Ken Burns effect only on the starting page because I don't see that ability for viewing photostreams?

    3. Does the official app upload the full resolution of the picture?
  25. jonny macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    1. Can't speak to other apps but pinch and zoom works in Mobile Fotos
    2. don't know
    3. No. it sizes it down. completely useless. (EDIT: for example, a photo uploaded by Mobile Fotos is 1600 x 1200 and a photo uploaded by Flickr app is 600 x 450)

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