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Friday, May 25, 2012

Facebook launches Facebook camera, a dedicated Facebook Instagram

$1 billion, 300 million in "real" money, that is what it cost to Facebook on April 10 the acquisition of Instagram , this (very) popular application, widely used (among others) on Twitter. Six weeks later, and while the company is strongly in heckled after its recent IPO , Facebook announced the availability of "Facebook Camera", an application for ... to roughly the same. The least we can say is that this raises a lot of questions and trolleurs already are having a field day. Example tweet with this fake account of a pretty good summing up the question that everyone asks (found via @ gonzague , thank you in passing)


Upload multiple filters, edition: almost all the same 

One could almost believe in a hoax, but it is not. According to the press release available on the social network, the strengths of this application reserved for iOS (for now) put forward are the ability to batch upload photos and view only the photos uploaded by friends of his timeline. The application also offers simple editing tools to resize, rotate or add filters to images downloaded. Considering that the photo part was not the most ergonomic features while Facebook is paradoxically very used (for better and sometimes worse), the announcement has more meaning. It also helps to clean up the applications developed by third party companies that were currently the only ones to offer this type of functionality to the "serial posters".

What about Instagram?

If one believes that The Verge seems well informed , both applications are intended to co-exist, at least for a given time. An internal team of Facebook was working before the acquisition of Instagram is decided, as reported in TechCrunch in June 2011 . And, according to The Verge quoting Dirk Stoop in charge of party photos at Facebook, it was essential for the social network to offer an application worthy of the name to allow network members to properly manage their photos via a smartphone, offering a user experience that far fewer low.
Anyway, Facebook camera should be available in the U.S. in the coming hours, and in the coming days for the rest of the world. And meanwhile, the question of the future of Instagram remains unanswered ...Finally, the best way to be quiet is to organize its own competition, detergent manufacturers have long understood.

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