Many such apps, especially on Android, are perhaps the ripples from the splash created by the i Phone photo-sharing titan Instagram.
The good news is that Instagram plan an Android release in the future.
However, until we see what they have to offer us Android users, there is still a huge interest in sharing pictures effectively.
This article was originally posted in November 2011.
This week, Instagram was finally released on Android; some people love it, but others are unimpressed.
We’ll have a full review for you soon, but in the meantime, if you were underwhelmed, you might like to check out the alternatives…
Photo-sharing is a booming market on mobile platforms, with all manner of services popping up almost on a weekly basis.
Lightbox is a relatively new photo sharing platform from former Google and You Tube product manager Thai Tran.
Lightbox is a service with extremely rich UI and comes with a built-in camera.
The app includes a host of cool filters and lets users post, not only to your Lightbox profile, but also Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Four Square. It’s rich, buttery, responsive and beautiful to use.
Now, this includes apps that focus most heavily on pictures, rather than the far larger social networks such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter which serve a wider purpose.
These apps are more dedicated to sharing pictures, and make it as easy as possible to do so from your mobile phone.