The other day, we reported that Tiny Pictures updated Radar|radar.net for Flickr integration. Now, we've put the updated Radar|Radar.net app to the test and came out smiling.
If you're not familiar with Radar.net, it's a popular service for real-time sharing of pictures and videos among friends. You can access the service from desktop and mobile browsers and from apps running on the iPhone and other mobiles. Registration is straightforward and free, as is the ad-supported app.
Radar|radar.net has several features and the app works well at accomplishing them.
You can upload your pictures to Radar and share them with friends on other social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and most recently, Flickr. The service operates much in the same way as any social networking service whether you share pictures, videos or conversation. You can set up a public profile, limit access to your images, comment privately — that sort of thing.
If you don't have an account, you can set one up online or use your iPhone or iPod touch. If you already have an account, use your login name and password, and in you go.
You can upload pictures from your iPhone or Camera Roll with a tap of the camera icon in the upper right corner, followed by the option of sharing them just with friends or the public.
Along the bottom menu bar are icons to search and invite friends, a gallery of public photos (with channels, if you want), your profile and more. Tapping the More icon in Radar|radar.net , takes you to a screen to set up your connection between Radar and Flickr and Twitter. Once you've done that, you can choose your Flickr contacts to follow on Radar or use Radar to tweet your public posts to your many minions.
From the same More screen you can set up Text Alerts so you and your friends can interact over any number of leading carrier networks (obviously AT&T).
Radar|Radar.net's help section is comprehensive: You can quickly find out how to post pictures from your iPhone or desktop, invite friends and so on. If you're new to radar, the app steps you through each activity, so you aren't likely to have to consult the help files much.
I found the Radar app surprisingly quick over my Wi-Fi net work.
I suppose it's apparent, but I'll say it anyway: If you like to share photos with friends and the public, you can't beat the Radar|radar.net app for accessing the top photo sites.