Flickr Android app glitch art

Mt. Hood...I think?

It took some time before Flickr released their official Android app last fall. I was pretty excited about it. It’s not without its quirks though. There’s something in its upload code that doesn’t do near enough error checking. So when you’re on a flaky cell connection, something breaks, and out pops glitch art! The picture above is from my former coworker Taylor. The one below is from Frosty, which was taken recently and prompted me writing this post. The third example below I found by crawling pages of photos with the app’s machine tag; I don’t know if there’s a way to easily find these.

Elena ....ERROR.....

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5 Responses to “Flickr Android app glitch art”

  1. FROSTY says:

    What? I don’t get a link? Can a brother get some traffic over here?

  2. eliot says:

    All I’m saying is… you’re no Taylor.

  3. FROSTY says:

    I’ll give you that, but my picture is more glitchy than her’s, that’s got to count for something.

  4. mg driver says:

    Frosty, that’s really groovy.

  5. john says:

    hah, I did this years ago to get into uni, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0CIYnIjsPU manual way <–

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