Google is making good use of its acquisitions. One of the recent acquisitions was Slide, which they bought sometime last year. A new photo sharing app has been developed by them for the Android platform. The app allows users to click photos using their Android devices and upload them to the service into pools, which are basically groups of users, similar to Circles on the new Google+ social networking service. This should be in direct competition to the Instagram app on the iOS and Picplz on Android. 

Takes aim at Picplz, Instagram and the likes

Takes aim at Picplz, Instagram and the likes

The app is freely available on the Android market, but the service is currently available only on invitation basis. Those interested can get an invite from www.poolpartyapp.com. It’s interesting to see Google launching so many products and it appears as if there are some clashing services. Google+ by itself allows users to post photos quickly on their service using their phones and a separate product might be redundant, unless there are plans to include Pool Party into Google+ sometime in the future.

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