The Flickr app is getting a makeover today as it hits version 3.0. The company is concentrating on improving the experience with easier searching and a better overall interface, but there's a big new feature too – video capture. There's even this snazzy video showing off the new app.
Here's the changelog for v3.0.
- Capture and edit up to 30 seconds of HD video, using the same live filters available for photos, directly in the app.
- Smarter and faster search experience – it could take up to three seconds per search in the past... now it takes 30 milliseconds.
- Simpler navigation tools and a redesigned photostream that makes it even easier to share to Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.
- Detailed photo data to find out where the photo was taken, which camera and lens were used to create each shot, and more
The addition of video capture is a pretty big step for Flickr. Not only can you take video, it has some editing tools and a set of live filters just like the ones for still photos. The new UI is actually pretty slick as well (though some of the buttons have an iOS vibe). The new version is live in Google Play for all interested parties, so go check it out.