Reportedly, the release date of iOS 7 will feature additional social network support. Previously, Vimeo and Flickr applications needed to be downloaded from iTunes App Store. But with iOS 7, Apple would utilize users’ password and username to connect with Vimeo and Flickr networks. Flickr integration in seventh gen iOS 7 will let users share and store snaps in their Flickr account via the share menu in iOS.
iOS 7 will facilitate dedicated Flickr and Vimeo settings in which users’ credentials will be stored so that they need not repeatedly input their username and password for login. Rumors are up in the air about a new Yahoo-Apple relationship. Twitter signups increased by 25% after the network’s official integration into iOS 5. Reportedly, Yahoo moderators are in talks with Apple Inc to initiate Flickr integration in the upcoming iOS.
Vimeo integration will be a competitive step undertaken by Apple. Integration of Vimeo in iOS 7 will reinstate features, which are presently dependant on Google services. The cold war between Apple and Google was hinted when Apple announced exclusion of YouTube application from iOS. Vimeo let users upload, download and share videos.
This was reported by Mark Gurman on Apple News forum, 9to5Mac. The current iOS 6 supports Twitter and Facebook. Twitter and Facebook integration have proven beneficial for both Apple and the two third party social networking sites. Facebook and Twitter are the most widely used social networking sites today. However, Apple is yet to confirm Vimeo and Flickr integration in its iOS 7.
Flickr has been a top snap sharing network, owned by Yahoo, but was recently challenged by Facebook-owned Instagram. Apple is turning its face off from Google. It is clear as Google Maps was eliminated from stock module set in position of Apple’s Shocking Maps application in iOS 6. Vimeo and Flickr integration in iOS 7 will facilitate Apple users with a wider social sharing space.