Yahoo launches Flickr iPhone app and others


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The iPhone has been having some trouble hanging onto that top spot on Flickr’s list of most popular cameras.

But iPhone users now have a much-overdue tool to add to their photography arsenal -- a Flickr iPhone application.


The phone-based app pretties up the already snappy mobile Web interface and adds a few features for what has long been the most-used camera phone on the photo-sharing website.

Users can snap, upload, tag and package location data to a photo. There’s also a list of previously added photos, friends pictures and the ability to search the site’s library of user-generated content.

IPhone 3GS owners also get the ability to shoot and upload video. Unlike the ‘send to YouTube’ feature that came with iPhone OS 3.0, however, users must open the Flickr app separately from the video editor in order to get it onto the Yahoo-owned photo site.

Yahoo also launched apps for its popular fantasy football service as well as one for Yahoo Finance. Yahoo already powers the stocks app that comes pre-loaded on every iPhone, but the new financial app is a more powerful version.

Earlier this summer, Yahoo launched a much-improved mobile interface for its home page.

-- Mark Milian

Image credit: quartzacoalt via Flickr