If this the reason why Facebook announced that it intends to buy the mobile photo-sharing app Instagram for almost to a billion dollars. After Mark Zuckerberg marrying his girl friend a day back, now taken the wraps off its camera app, which gives the recently acquired Instagram a run for its money.
Earlier when Facebook surprised all the tech world with the announcement of purchasing of Instagram for an sweet and shocked price of $i billion last month, many like me thought this step would be the end of the best social app. But today, that thought was wrong and made its own way to use the acquired photo sharing app in a better manner. Currently the most popular social network having nearly a billion active users, means a sixth of the world are connected via Facebook, now launches an in-house offering of its own utility.
The announced Facebook standalone camera app for iOS devices brings the whole photography inside the Facebook’s own and separate universe. Using this application on your device you can browse photos, capture, edit them and share them to your favorite photo sharing sites.
No matter whether the Facebook Camera app topples Instagram or not, there’s only one winner. Now we have to see how interesting it will be with the Facebookers take to the camera app, or this start-up app is already too far ahead of the game.
When we talk about this latest FB app, developed independently from Facebook for iOS by FB photos team. Photos product manger Dirk Stoop said that is focused on letting you share photos in a quicker manner as possible and poses a high-resolution than before. While this Facebook’s iPhone app makes uploading multiple photos pretty quickly. While its a nutshell, you snap, filter and share and pushing them out to the world to see as in Instagram, you can now add some filters to every image from your device’s Camera Roll, isn’t it amazing!
Now about How it works: Simple when you open the Facebook Camera, it detects any FB accounts you’ve been associated with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. When you’re in, you’ll be presented with a user interface that looks nothing like Facebook for iPhone and in whole lots more faster.
* The top left corner is permanently reserved for a camera button, indicates by a few small photo squares that represent the most recent photos on your Camera Roll.
* Below those pictures is a News Feed composed only of photos friends have uploaded.
* Swipe down on the News Feed to view the rest of your camera roll, from where you can tap checkmarks to select up to 30 photos to upload simultaneously.
* If you want to see photos in full screen, tap a photo, crop it, rotate it, and tag it if so.
* You’ll be presented a blue “compose” icon in the bottum right corner launches a screen where you can make a caption, tag and post the photographs of your desired ones.
When you come back to the News Feed in the camera app, and scroll down, you’ll then notice that’s its easy swipe sideway’s to view multiple larger photos inside one News Feed story. There you cannot comment or tag or like photos, but the app doesn’t allow you to save photos other have taken though, an action arrow in the top right corner zaps you into Facebook for iPhone to view their entire profile. Lots more in the Facebook’s Camera app for iDevices.
According to Facebook officials, and is now ready for the big time with a full global launch on the iTunes App Store for iPhone only. Android version of Facebook standalone camera app is on its way soon! Facebook will soon own two mobile photo apps that let you apply filters to photos and share them with friends.
Its a free of charge and can be downloaded right now from the App Store. However, similar to Instagram, if you an iPad owner, its goig to be compatibility mode again, which fears more.
Download Facebook Camera for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [iTunes link]