Photobucket releases Windows 8 Metro app

If you have just finished downloading the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you may be wondering if there are any worthy apps to download from the newly opened Windows Store. In that case, the folks at the photo and video sharing service Photobucket would like for you to consider checking out their newly launched Windows 8 Metro app.

The official Photobucket blog site has more information on the free app which was designed specifically to take advantage of the touch screen features of the Metro interface. Users can search through the nearly 10 billion photos that have been uploaded on Photobucket.com via the Metro app, and they can also use the app to capture and upload photos to Photobucket directly from their Windows 8-based PCs.

The app's Metro interface gives its users full access to Photobucket's album and photo management features. There are also a number of social networking features in the app, including being able to comment and "like" photos and sharing them with others. Finally the Windows 8 Photobucket app also can access the Windows 8 File Picker feature.

While the Photobucket app is free to download for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview version, there's no word if people will have to pay for the app when the final version of Windows 8 is released.

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I'm curious what Apple will do with iOS6. The hardware will be awesome, the iPad 3's retina display and the overall tabletdesign is the best on the planet. iOS is very basic compared to Windows 8, I can't and will not deny that.

If the W8 tablets will get a decent price, a nice lightweigt formfactor and great batterylife, I might switch someday. But if Apple will innovate in iOS6 to beat Windows 8,we can expect great things in the upcoming years.

tuneslover said,
Metro is the real next big thing Loving it.

If you have a tablet, yes..it is awesome and a revolution. If you have a non-touch desktop with a big monitor(s), it's the most annoying thing ever released by Microsoft. Even Windows ME had more purpose.

Dannydeman said,

If you have a tablet, yes..it is awesome and a revolution. If you have a non-touch desktop with a big monitor(s), it's the most annoying thing ever released by Microsoft. Even Windows ME had more purpose.

WinME? Really? It's purpose was to suck an hour of my life away while I installed then immediately uninstalled it. It's a learning curve but I've used the UI for years now (ZuneHD, WP7). So, I appreciate the UI quite a good bit.

Would love to see if Twitter and Facebook will get aboard the Metro wagon. It's important for Microsoft that they will. The tabletplatform will be very interesting the following years to say the least. Finally Apple will get some major competition, something which Android failed to offer.
Kinda funny that in the end things will be like the old PC-era, where Microsoft and Apple will be huge concurrents. Only this time, I'm not sure who'll win...

Dannydeman said,
Would love to see if Twitter and Facebook will get aboard the Metro wagon. It's important for Microsoft that they will.

Oh they will, don't you worry about that.

Dannydeman said,
Would love to see if Twitter and Facebook will get aboard the Metro wagon. It's important for Microsoft that they will.

I think they will be implemented in the same way like they are in Windows Phone. So you will not have to download app for it.

mantragora said,

I think they will be implemented in the same way like they are in Windows Phone. So you will not have to download app for it.

Lol, they are already totally implemented into Windows 8 CP. Just visit the people hub and facebook and twitter contacts are there. Just like WP7.

However, the app can still have very huge amounts of improvements because what it is right now, is even worse then the dev preview examples.