Sharing images with friends after a social event can be a real pain, especially since there are always those shots you want, but somebody else took, or vice versa. Nagging somebody to upload certain photos to Facebook or send them via email is a bit of a hassle, and in an age where our devices can do quite a lot already, sharing images should not be as time-consuming as it often becomes.
The intuitive folk of Bump tend to subscribe to this notion, and as such, have created an app called Flock. It’s the dream app for those social folk who also enjoy taking a lot of snaps, and will share images between you and your friends in a seamless, automated fashion.
If you’re sick of having to delegate between friends and family over which photo was taken by whom, or have grown tired of taking the same image on several different devices, Flock has your back. The clever app will automatically detect friends in your proximity (it won’t detect strangers running the app), and create a shared album accessible to each and every member of the group. So then, when you wake up the next morning, you can simply check this album, check out the images taken by each and every person running the Flock app, and save the ones you want to keep for yourself.
It will not share your entire photo album (you harness the control over which photos are contributed), and it even supports push notifications – alerting you if you’ve new shared images to view.
In order for this wonderful service to work fully, it does rely on a couple of things, namely location information. If you’re skeptical about this being a battery drain, Bump assures its "new battery-friendly location technology" means you needn’t worry about losing that valuable juice.
In addition, you’ll also need to have a Facebook account, but I don’t think it off-the-mark to presume most iDevice users have an account on the world’s most populous social network.
It’s free of charge, and could save a lot of time and unnecessary correspondence!
Download Flock for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [iTunes link]