Facebook releases Instagram duplicate with their iOS Camera App
Today another Facebook app hit the App Store for iOS. Following Monday’s Page Management App, now we have Camera, a photo-centric app that allows you to look at Facebook through only images.
While reports seems to suggest that Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook for a whopping $1Billion in April, will be unaffected, one has to assume that they were somehow involved or an inspiration for this release.
Already, the biggest advantage this app has over other photo apps is the fact that pics from foursquare, Path, and other apps are all included in the photo stream, not just Facebook or Instagram. Also, the photo roll from your iPhone is right at the top and includes batch uploading for the all important, increased “frictionless sharing.”
From the Apple App Store:
Share your photos in a snap with Facebook Camera. Post a bunch of photos to Facebook at once, and see what friends are up to with a feed of nothing but their photos.
– Post multiple photos from your camera roll at a time
– Crop and apply filters to give your photos a new look
– Scroll down a single feed of all your friends’ photos
– Tag your friends, add photo captions and say where you are
– See photos from the different apps your friends use
So far the only disadvantage I find is that you can’t use the volume button to snap a shot, oh and it’s for personal only right now.