Apple's iOS 7 Rumored to Have Flickr and Vimeo Integration
Apple seems to be spending extra effort to offer deep social network integration in its mobile operating system. This was first seen with Twitter integration in iOS 5 and then Facebook integration in iOS 6. According to 9to5Mac
, Apple will be expanding its social network integration even further with iOS 7 by including support for both Flickr (the photo sharing site) and Vimeo (the video sharing site).
Much like Facebook and Twitter integration, Flickr and Vimeo integration will allow users to be able to sign into the social networks in the Settings menu. The one-time sign-in credentials will be usable across the iOS platform, providing comprehensive sharing options and easy integration with other downloaded apps.
Flickr seems to be a logical addition to the iOS platform given Apple’s existing relationship with Yahoo and the popular hosting site Vimeo is a logical choice for iOS 7 as Apple continues to move away from Google products. The Cupertino California company’s move away from Google products was seen as the company stopped offering YouTube as a stock iOS app with iOS 6, which is the same time it also introduced its own mapping app, discontinuing the use of Google Maps.
Although Apple continues to allow direct video uploads to YouTube from its camera app, Vimeo integration with iOS 7 will likely offer users the ability to directly upload video to the Vimeo platform instead. As with Yahoo, Apple has an existing relationship with Vimeo, having offered integration with the service in OS X Mountain Lion. One thing to note though is that Flickr and Vimeo integration is currently in the works with all beta software, with that being said there is a risk that it could be removed before the public release of iOS 7 if Apple feels it isn’t ready.
We’ll just have to wait for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where iOS 7 is said to debut to find out.