Last night, TechCrunch leaked a single image of a secret photo sharing application that was being developed by Facebook. TechCrunch described the Facebook photo sharing application as,
According to TechCrunch, the photo sharing function will either be a separate application or part of a completely redesigned version of the Facebook iOS application. TechCrunch also pointed out that Facebook is currently the largest photo sharing service with over 100 billion photos on the site. As a result, the creation of a separate application for photo sharing could be a logical move by Facebook. TechCrunch also said,
“It also looks as if at least a part of these apps are using the some HTML similar to what has been recently rolled out to m.facebook.com. This is not surprising. Given their talk of commitment to HTML5, Facebook likely wants to make an app that is as portable as possible.”
Interestingly enough, David Morin, the founder of With and Path, was the former leader of Facebook’s Platforms team, and Kevin Systrom, founder of Instagram, was approached by Mark Zuckerberg to join Facebook. This application might be a response to the addition of Twitter integration in iOS 5. In the past there have been talks about Facebook integration into the iOS, but this feature never came to fruition.
According to the photos that have been released by TechCrunch, the photo feature will include location, likes, comments, multi-photo mode, filters, multi-user albums, face-tagging, and much more. In conclusion, Facebook is serious about photo sharing.