Facebook Releases New Camera App
Just when you thought Facebook would only make a Facebook application, they start out making mini-apps to support their Facebook application. Today, the company unrolls a camera application to not only compete with Apple’s Camera application, but also to add direct Facebook integration to your camera. The application is actually very nice and includes Instagram-like functionality in combination with some shiny interfaces and beautiful animations.
If you have Facebook installed on your iOS device already, the camera application will detect it and allow you to sign in automatically without having to type in your information. Facebook’s camera application includes a filtered version of your Facebook timeline. The filtered timeline shows only photographs instead of everything including status updates like the normal Facebook application would show. This filtered timeline adds more emphasis to the photography functionality of the application.
The Facebook camera application can gain access to your Camera Roll with your permission, however it will require location services to be enabled to do so. This is because the Camera Roll stores geo-tagging information into the photos you take. The interface for the Camera Roll in the Facebook camera application is eye-candy and seems to have good fluidity and graphics.
After you take a photograph with the Facebook camera application (it features a built-in camera interface), you can post photographs right to Facebook without the need to follow prompts in the Facebook application. The new Facebook camera application really simplifies the process of getting photographs to your Facebook account because it requires less work by the end user.
The application even includes photograph filters so the user can edit the photographs after taking them. All photographs taken are stored in the Camera roll even if they are posted to your Facebook account. Unfortunately, people that don’t use Facebook cannot use this application just for the fun it contains. Using the application requires an active Facebook account as soon as you launch the application for the first time.
The Facebook camera application is free and can be downloaded from this link
. Be sure to try it out!
Sources: App Store