Saturday, August 4, 2012

We all know the process: take picture, upload picture to Facebook, create album, tag friends. It’s a tedious process, but someone’s gotta do it. Not for long for Flock users though. The new app makes photo sharing hassle free and pretty smart.

Using iOS’s photo detection API, the app cross references your geographic area with Facebook friends and determines who was present in the photo you just took. The app then creates an album, uploads all your pics, and when you and your friends leave the area, it notifies everyone in the album that the photos are available to view.

Everyone can then comment, download or email photos straight from the app, or push them to Facebook.

To work appropriately, Flock will require location services be enabled within the camera.

The founders of Bump, the app that lets two users knock phones together to exchange data, created Flock. Bump has been downloaded at least 100 million times, according to the company so the bar is set high for Flock’s potential.

The app is available for free in the app store.