If you have noticed, iOS and OS X have become more similar with each successive update. Due to this, the rumor that has started floating around today of Vimeo and Flickr’s deeper integration into iOS 7 holds some weight. That’s right, according to “someone familiar with the software,” iOS 7 is set to get some deeper integration with the streaming video service that is Vimeo, and Yahoo’s newly revamped Flickr service. Currently iOS supports such networks as YouTube for video uploading, as well as Facebook and Twitter. According to the rumor, these two services will be integrated in a similar way, allowing users to enter their credentials into the Settings application and go from there.
As I stated earlier, OS X could aid this rumor, as both are already integrated into Mountain Lion, the newest release of Apple’s desktop operating system. As with Twitter and Facebook, APIs will most likely be included in iOS 7 for 3rd party developers to be able to use the services for miscellaneous things. I’m sure there are many that would love to see this type of integration, and Apple really has nothing to lose from this. I’m sure it’d love to try and push people away from uploading to YouTube and instead uploading to Vimeo as well, seeing as Apple has made a push to rid its platform of any native Google support.
What do you think? Interested in seeing where this goes? Do you want these services integrated? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.