Pictures are meant to be shared, right? That’s why everyone uploads their pictures to Facebook, tags their friends and leaves a witty comment for everyone else to see. But that takes work. Plugging in your smartphone, hopping onto a computer, uploading, getting everything right. Viewdle Social Camera for Android is an app that lets you tag photos and upload to Facebook on the fly.
What is it?
Social Camera, Free, Android. Social Camera is a camera app that’s made specifically to upload and tag your photos to social networks. Kind of obvious from the name, I guess! But it’s super simple, you flip open the app and it lets you either take a picture or choose a picture from your photo roll. When you snap your shot, Social Camera presents a wheel with options to share the picture to Facebook, Flickr, email or MMS.
That’s fine and all but what really shines about Social Camera is that it lets you tag the people in the photo. This is key because Viewdle has developed facial recognition technology that’ll eventually start associating names to your friend’s faces, which makes tagging way easier. It’s like Faces in Apple’s iPhoto, the feature gets smarter and smater. It’s like having your own personal Facebook camera!
If you’re feeling especially witty, you can throw in a caption for the picture too.
Who’s it good for?
People who upload their pictures to Facebook. People who take pictures with a lot of people in it. People who love to share their pictures.
Why’s it better than alternatives?
The tagging system in Social Camera gets smarter the more you tag a person. They’ll suggest a name for a face or give options for ‘recent tags’, which makes a lot of sense since the pictures will probably have similar people in them. The app is also smooth and fast and uses Android’s stock camera function for snapshots (so you get all the goodies you’re used to).
How could it be even better?
The spinning wheel to control which social network you’re sharing your pictures to is too sensitive, I skipped past Flickr many times. Twitter integration is ‘coming soon’ but I’d love it, well, now. And more effects (yeah, yeah not everyone likes effects) would be lovely too because I want my friends to think I’m super artsy!
Viewdle Social Camera for Android [Android Market]