Facebook’s plan to release a stand-alone application solely dedicated to uploading and sharing photos has been leaked to TechCrunch. The app hasn’t been given an official name, but sources tell TechCrunch that Facebook HQ refers to it as “WithPeople” or “Hovertown.” Neither of these names will remind users of Facebook, but they are most likely codenames anyway.
There is no clear indication at this time whether Facebook will keep the new photo app separate, or if it will eventually integrate it into the full Facebook iOS app and the Facebook website. TechCrunch has documents that suggest this may happen.
While not going into too much detail, TechCrunch compares the Facebook photo app to existing iOS applications such as Instagram, Path and Color. Path is more of a personal photo sharing app because it only lets you choose 50 people to share with. Color is more of a public photo sharing service that pulls in people all around you that are also using Color. Instagram is a social network built on pictures, but also lets you post to Twitter and Facebook in addition to offering filters for photos.
Well let you know when we hear more about this.
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