Flickr goes to v1.3 and fixes 'black screen' bug

Looks like the Flickr team is on top of the biggest issue with the official client: a nice black screen upon launch. While it doesn't happen every time, it's enough that we've heard quite a few complaints from users about it. In v1.3, we also see a few other bug fixes/additions which are welcomed:

  • Fix problem with blank screen during startup phase for some users
  • Fix for application error when sharing from media hub with a large number of photos
  • Background photos on home panorama now change from time to time

Let us know in comments now if this app is up to standards. We already think of it as one of the best to represent WP7, but it's even better without that glaring aforementioned issue, no? And considering we just got v1.2 last week, it looks like Flickr is actively engaged with this app. Grab it here in the Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I have updated to 1.3 but my Samsung Omnia 7 gives me a black screen on loading the Flickr app every time now. The app is now broken for me. Any one else having similar problems, or is it just me ?UPDATE: I did get it to work again, but it still seems a bit problematic on loading now and again.
  • I updated it early this morning and was still getting a black screen at startup. I did a soft reset and the app still presented a black screen on my first two attempts to open it but launched properly on my 3rd try.