Going mobile

Need to get your Flickr fix on the go? Then go mobile with a great number of applications that are growing in the App Garden. There are apps for specific mobile devices such as the iPhone and the Android, but some of your favorite Flickr apps have been optimized for mobile browsers, too. Here’s a small sample of what’s out there:

For the Android, there’s Around Me, which displays the most interesting Flickr photos of places nearby your current location, giving you the walking or driving directions to reach each place. If you’re looking instead just to upload or browse your contact’s photos, try the Flickr Droid, instead.

AroundMe for Android - Search for Flickr (and Panoramio) photos in your vicinity or in any other place in the world

FlickIt, an iPhone and iPod Touch application, is a sleek way to upload to Flickr, including posting to groups or Twitter! Or try MobileFotos for uploading and browsing groups, contacts, and favorites. For geo-fun, use Darkslide, which lets you see what’s nearby and notable.


Check out Indicommons, a great way to peruse the new uploads to The Commons on Flickr.

No matter where you are, you can browse through the various [Commons’] institutions’ collections, or search the Commons for items of interest. If you have a Flickr account, you can also help enrich the Commons by adding tags and comments to the various Commons items directly from the application. – David Wilkinson

Indicommons for iPhone and iPod touch  Indicommons - Sets View  Indicommons - Map View

Are you a mobile developer using the Flickr API and don’t see your app in the App Garden? Get started here. Make sure your apps have relevant tags on their pages so that folks searching for something can easily find it.

Look here to find more great apps for your mobile device.

Applications by dopiaza, andrea.lagala, mike.mosher, mike_bernardo_2000, avon11, and fraserspeirs.