Being a bit of a photography nut, Flickr is one of my favorite photo services. It also happens to be one of my favorite mobile apps for uploading and browsing photos. And now, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 both get to enjoy feature-rich Flickr apps, too.
Here are the features we can expect, according to Flickr:
- Swipe through panoramic blades to see all your recent activity, latest uploads from your contacts and all your newest uploads.
- Fully optimized for brilliant hi-resolution display. Tap on a photo to bring up a full-screen lightbox view and zoom in to enlarge and get close up on details in a photo. You’ll be able to access your photos in their original resolution, right from your mobile device!
- On Windows 7 Slate devices, we’re introducing “Context View”, a whole new way to get the full story behind a photo and discover new and relevant content. Zoom out from a photo in lightbox view and get more information such as other photos in the set, group, from a contact or nearby on a map.
- Geo-location capabilities display your photos on an interactive, full-screen map. Also view nearby geo-tagged photos from the Flickr community on the map as well for a slightly different view of the world around you.
- Easily share photos to your friends from your mobile device directly to Flickr and also from Facebook, Twitter or email!
If you have a Flickr account, and you own a WP7 device, give the app a try and let us know what you think. If you’re not a Flickr user yet, but you have a Yahoo! account, I highly recommend it – the service is free, but for the paid or “Pro” account, you’ll have unlimited photo and video uploads along with a number of other perks.
It’s nice to see the bigger apps and services hitting WP7, and the number is sure to go up since the Microsoft platform recently reached 9,000 apps in its Marketplace.
See the video below for a little demo of the app.