It began a couple of week back with a short blog post, in which flickr introduced a number of significant improvements to accessibility to “provide a product that can be enjoyed by our community regardless of their physical abilities”. Whilst I don’t yet need a screen reader or similiar features. I take this as a great sign that flickr care about their community of user. Good move Flickr.
I’m not really thrilled by the little bell icon (which shows notifications, of photos that are liked and comments or discussions you are involved it), I turned off notification on the android app because they quickly become intrusive and annoying, at least these ones don’t beep at you. So thanks flickr, but no thanks.
Its the new look for the main flickr view that I’m surprised that the wall paper matrix of photos has been dropped to a copy-cat version of google+ or is it instagram? I had just got used to the distictive different look of flickr of well. So that’s a yawn on the new look flickr.
UPDATE: Seems I was a bit early with my post on the flickr Updates. They are now official and discussed in the flickr blog. I am willing to see if the more personal association and previews are infact better on the main flickr display. The joy of having something upgraded and working fine still lingers,