After long being available on Android and the iPhone, Yahoo has finally released its Flickr app for Apple's iPad and devices running on iOS 8. However, fans of the Windows platform are crying foul as they accuse Yahoo of having selective hearing.
The company announced the availability of the new app on Friday, and right away thousands took to iTunes to see what the fuss is all about. The new Flickr app is version 3.2, and brings along with it a host of new bug fixes and new design. Obviously, not everyone loves the new style; some even claim the app is slower to load than usual.
"Today, we're extremely excited to announce Flickr for iPad. We've heard you loud and clear asking for an official app on Apple's beautiful, large retina display, which makes it easy and enjoyable to access, organize and share your stunning photos from anywhere," said Yahoo in a blog post. "The new Flickr for iPad app will be available globally in eleven languages."
With the release of the new app for the iPad and iOS 8, Windows 8 and Windows Phone fans are furious, especially since the community also asked Yahoo for a version of the app for their preferred platform. To see the company only listening to fans of Apple and completely bypassing the Windows platform is quite hurtful to some fans.
Several fans of the Windows platform took to Twitter to vent their frustration at Yahoo. We're not sure if it will be enough to sway the minds of the developers behind the Flickr app, but if this doesn't work, there are other ways to get Yahoo's attention.
@Flickr great, what about bringing it to WP and Windows RT? Or do you have a selective ear ignoring part of your users?
— Massis Sirapian (@Massis_) October 18, 2014
.@Flickr great, now how about a @Windows and @windowsphone app? The SAME amount of iPad users = Windows 8 users. — Alan Peto (@alanpeto) October 18, 2014
We're guessing now that iPad and iOS 8 versions of the Flickr app is now up and running, Yahoo can now focus its resources on creating a Windows Phone and Windows 8 version of the app. This is the treatment Microsoft has to contend with since the rise of Android and iOS, and we don't see it changing any time soon.