The Android Market overflows with Flickr apps created by third parties, but this app is the real deal, direct from the owner/operators at Yahoo! For the quick draw of snapping a photo and uploading it to the Flickr service, you won’t find anything faster. This first release does contain a few quirks, but for Flickr users who own Android phones, this download is a no-brainer.
Upon first launch, you’ll need to sign in with your existing Yahoo! account or create a new one through the app. From there, it’s all about the pictures. With only two taps, you can snap a photo and then, via one screen, the app lets you name the photo and layer a filter effect over it or drill down into more options, like location tags (preloaded with your current location), sharing settings (private, friends/family or public) and a description.
For extroverts, broadcasting your shared photos couldn’t be easier. The upload screen provides connections to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or email and lets you add a quick message. Or, you can skip all the notifications and just press Upload.
Viewing your already-uploaded photos is a breeze. You can browse collections with the two-finger iPad-style technique or just tap and then flick through a slideshow. The app helpfully shows you comments from those you’ve allowed to see your stuff.
What’s not to love? Well, the app force-closed a few times while I used it, and the filters provided with the initial release were underwhelming. Still, the app provides a seamless connection from your Android to the Flickr service and is already a hit among many Flickr users.