After introducing a major update to its iOS app, now the renowned photo sharing service, Flickr has revamped it app for Android devices to a new version 1.5.
With the new update, Android users will get access to similar features which were accessible only by the iOS user so far. The new version of the app for Android also will bring some changes to the user interface including a revamped Explore tab, allowing users to sort groups based on location or other attributes.
Further, users will also be able to easily swipe between menus and photos. The swiping feature looks like a merge between the ‘no button’ style of Nokia N9 and ‘swipe to view apps’ functionality in Windows phones.
Notifications, photos, profile along with upload and explore tabs are listed separately with a refresh button much similar to the pattern in Gmail for iOS.
Added users and comments made are displayed in a Timeline format along with profile picture. A search icon has also been included on the top right hand corner of the screen. The update also allows users to view HTML content in comments and descriptions. Another major change is that the apps' ability to allow users to edit data on photos like description. Moreover, filters have also been included with the update for facilitating the use of effects.
Some of the features missing in the update include tagging of photos and searching of personal and friends’ photostream. However the absence of these minor features can’t be considered a big flaw. The updated Android app has almost all the capabilities that are present in the app for iOS. The updated app for Flickr can be downloaded from theGoogle Play store.