Flickr is finally available in the form of an App for Android, a mere two years after the photo sharing service made its app debut on iOS.
The app includes a built-in camera interface with focus and flash adjustments, as well as filters and effects for editing photos on the fly.
Flickr’s Android app also allows for sharing via your Flickr account, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email. Users can also browse their photo stream, contact photos, or profile, and utilize a feature called “infinite scrolling,” in which all your photos are displayed on one page.
In addition to its new Android app, Flickr also unveiled its new Photo Session feature, which is intended to replicate the traditional way that people would show others pictures from vacations or of their kids or pets. But instead of requiring that everyone be in a room together, Photo Session is meant to make it possible to share such experiences regardless of where anyone is.
It works, said Eileen Hiromura, the product manager for Photo Session, by generating a unique URL that a Flickr user can then send to up to 10 friends or family members. Once they click on the URL, those people can then join a group viewing of an album.