The folks at Pixable have just put out a new Photofeed app and the new version of the photo-viewing program adds support for Flickr and Instagram, in addition to its Facebook foundation.
The Photofeed iPhone app is aimed at giving you access to your friend’s photos and that’s it. Why? Well, some people love to keep up with their Facebook friends’ shots but hate the drivel that is status updates and are tired of CityVille requests.
Once you download the app, you use Facebook Connect to sign in. The Photofeed iPhone app uses an algorithm to determine which people and photos are important to you and gives you photos of the day, photos of the week and profile pictures.
Once you’re in one of these categories, you can use virtual buttons to see more pictures or to view a slideshow and you can also swipe to navigate. Left and right swiping will advance to the next and previous photos while swiping up and down shows you other photos from your Facebook fan. The Photofeed iPhone app also lets you view comments and add comments that will be added to Facebook.
The service is not quite as full-featured for Flickr and Instagram though, as you can only view photos from a “best of” stream. While you can e-mail or save these photos, you can’t comment or follow individual users yet.
I understand why the Pixable team would focus on Facebook first: the service has more than 600 million users and deserves the bulk of the development resources. But there is some truly fun and innovative stuff going on in the mobile photography game with apps like Instagram.
Still, the Photofeed iPhone app is a neat way to view your social networking photos. I would love stronger Flickr and Instagram support, as well as a way to add photos your create to these services with the app, but it’s worth checking out.
The free program can be downloaded here (iTunes link).
[Update] Check out our video hands-on demo of the app.