GhostBird Software, the developers of Kitcam and PhotoForge 2, has been purchased by Yahoo! to become part of the Flickr team. As a result, both applications have now been removed from the App Store, though will continue to work for anyone who has already downloaded them. Equally, if you've ever had either of the apps you'll still be able to re-download them. While disappointing for fans of their apps -- we love Kitcam here at iMore -- the guys from GhostBird are looking forward to their new endeavours:
If the latest rumors turn out to be correct we could be looking at social photo and video integration in iOS 7 by way of Flickr and Vimeo support, most likely added to the existing social sharing options of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The story comes by way of 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman:
Yahoo! sure has been busy, as the very same day as they announced their acquisition of Tumblr, Flickr got a major overhaul at a press event in New York City. The headlines; a brand new and much better looking UI and 1TB of storage. For free. For everyone. That's right, 1TB. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer writes:
The photography app Flickr for iPhone has been updated with faster uploading and new features that address many user complaints including the ability to save photos from your Photostream to your Camera Roll. Flickr will also automatically save original, pre-filter photos that were taken with the app to your Camera Roll.
Just one week following its huge update that introduced filters, Flickr for iPhone has been updated again with a few more improvements including better Facebook sharing and more options for notifications.
In case you didn't have enough photo-flitering apps to update this week, with Instagram and Twitter, Flickr has also updated their iPhone app with a complete redesign and, you guessed it, filters! There are 16 different filters available as well a wide selection of editing tools.
Facebook Photo Importer is an app that lets you import you photos from Picasa (Google+), Instagram, Flickr, and Photobucket to Facebook. It's fast, easy, and doesn't use up your data because you're not uploading the photos from your device.