Flickr Uploader for BlackBerry Discontinued as of March 1st


“Congratulations! Getting canceled”

It looks like RIM will be discontinuing the Flickr Uploader for BlackBerry. The app would let you upload images from your BlackBerry to a Flickr account, and it was really helpful for those Flickr power users. The discontinuation of the app could provide opportunities for third party developers to use Flickr’s API to make their own app. Click through after the jump to read the notice.

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As of March 1st, 2011, BlackBerry smartphone users will not be able to download or use the Flickr Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones to wirelessly upload images from a BlackBerry smartphone to a Flickr account.

Users may receive the following message when attempting to upload a photo:

Request Failed. Please try again later

To continue uploading your favorite photos to a Flickr account after March 1st, 2011, visit the Flickr mobile site using your BlackBerry Browser*:

Read the knowledgebase article here.

This is the 2nd photography app that RIM has canceled on us too. Perhaps they’re moving out of the space so they don’t step on any dev’s toes.

  • Bigasssuperstar

    Well, that’s a shame. I was just getting in the habit of photoblogging with my Blackberry using the flickr app. Yeah, the error came up about 80% of the time, but I just kept resending and eventually it’d get through. I was looking for a tool to upload to flickr and my blog at the same time — looks like email’s about the only way, as crappy and un-featury as that is.