Official Flickr for Android App Arrives: Late and Still Not Great

Flickr has finally delivered their official app for the Android platform. The app allows you to take beautiful photos with the in-app camera, enhance with filters, and quickly share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more.

Flickr Android App

The app allows browsing and navigating in a nice way to make use of maps, tags, and activity around your photos. You can stay up to date with the latest comments and activity on your photos and take advantage of full screen browsing and slideshows. It also allows you to access additional features online such as powerful organizational tools, community groups, fun photo apps, and more to engage with the 60 million members strong Flickr community. Using Flickr’s easy privacy settings, the app takes care that you share photos only with the people you want with.

However, under the hood of the great concept and feature set, the app fails to impress. The UI is painfully slow, and sometimes multiple taps are required to select a button/option. The official thread for the Android App on Flickr forums clearly indicates that most users are not too happy with the app. Although the app is available for Android 2.1 and higher, a wide variety of Android phones are not supported. Of course there are major grouses against non-availability of the app in several countries and markets, specially from paying Flickr Pro customers.

The Official Flickr for Android app is currently available in the below countries from the Android Market:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States.

Flickr Android app

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Abhishek Baxi

Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.