Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Senior Editor0
What About The Facebook’ Camera• App? It’s Got A New Name
Facebook bought Instagram for $1Billion and then rolled out its Camera App afterwards. Now that’s a little bit confusing for me. Did it buy Instagram to kill it to have the Facebook camera app reign supreme (with or without the Instagram technology)?
When Facebook launched its Camera app, many of us noticed that when it was displayed on your home screen, it simply said “Camera”. How could Apple let them get away with that, as its the same name as their own built-in app?
Looks like that changed today in a pretty hefty update:
• More reliable uploads
• Better explanation about location services access
• App works better when location services are turned off
• Help Center is available in the app
• Screen name is now “Camera•”
Instead of showing on your iOS device as simply “Camera”, the app now shows as “Camera•”:
Slight change, but you have to believe that Apple had something to do with it. SinceFacebook is now integrated into the upcoming iOS 6, it looks like the two companies are on a course to play nice.