Flickr’s iOS app has just received an update that includes an array of new features as well as the general “making it faster” claim.
First up, Flickr photo uploading is now faster:
Uploads from the Flickr app are much faster. We did some magic to optimize uploads, but also start uploading in the background while you think about the photo’s title or where you want to share it to. You basically get the best of both worlds: High resolution uploads that will make sure that you can enjoy your photos in great quality in the future, plus fast uploads in the background, so that you don’t have to wait.
It’s now easier for you to save photos from your photostream to your camera roll, too.
Feature wise, Flickr now automatically saves your photos to your camera roll before you add a filter. Also, you can now tag contacts in comments with an @-mention. Whenever someone does that, you’ll now get a notification.
The high-resolution photos in the lightbox view have gotten even more high-res, and Flickr says that you’ll be more impressed when you zoom in.
And last but not least, Flickr finally lets you take photos using the iPhone’s volume up botton.
In short, a couple of nice new features and UI improvements. You can grab the new version of the Flickr app from iTunes today.