Facebook just announced a camera app, Facebook Camera, with the intention to make sharing photos easier.
According to Dirk Stoop, a Facebook product manager for photos, the app is much faster than the current Facebook app for iPhones, (Obviously. the Facebook iPhone app couldn’t be any slower…) and photo sharing is the centre focus.
Stoop, “We can basically show you more photos on the app, so we can make a more immersive experience around your photos…On the side of publishing these photos, Facebook Camera lets you load much higher resolutions photos at up to 2048X2048 pixels wide.”
On top of that, Facebook will implement some of Instagram’s context to Facebook Camera as well. It will offer 15 filters, including tools for cropping, straightening, and a variety of photo editing tools.
Derick Mains, a spokesman for Facebook, “As you can imagine, people love to share and view photos on Facebook, so giving people a great photo experience has been a really big priority for us…We spent a lot of time making the app very fast. The whole viewing experience is faster. The app launches really fast and it scrolls like butter.”
Speaking of speed, Facebook should really fix their iOS Facebook app. It seriously couldn’t be any slower. It felt like we are back in the 90s.
Let us know how you like the Facebook Camera app after you try it!
[UPDATE:] I tried to download the app on my iPhone, and I couldn’t even find the app. For those who really want to try out the app right now, they can install the app in iTunes, and then sync it to their iPhone.
The app is actually really well done! Fantastic.