7 June

Two Small Features of Facebook’s Camera iPhone App

Over the last week, I have been using the Facebook Camera application as my default mobile camera – in part as a test and in part because I love the ability to upload multiple pictures / create albums (that feature alone is a time saver). Here are two small features I like and noticed… and note: this is my last Facebook Camera post!:

1. When you upload an album, Facebook inherits the location from the iPhone geo-tag. Seems like a small and relatively obvious aspect – but it is strangely not done by other photo-heavy apps like Path. And it is particularly useful when uploading albums – which often happens after the event and therefore offsite. As an example, the below screenshot remembers the location of the photos (even when I am physically away) – in the core Facebook App, location is determined by proximity – meaning that tagging has to happen when on / near premise.

Big time-saver. Very smart.

2. When you like a photo from within the app, Facebook illuminates the like button and gives it color. It’s the first time I’ve seen Facebook do this and, although it is a very small UI tweak, it signifies that an interaction has been done (a current problem for Facebook’s core mobile app) and it adds some color & some fun.

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