New App Sends Foursquare Photos to Flickr

What do you get when you combine photo-sharing site Flickr with geolocation social network Foursquare? That'd be FlickSquare, literally, the latest in photo sharing, social network-merging, app developing ingenuity.

What do you get when you combine photo-sharing site Flickr with geolocation social network Foursquare? That’d be FlickSquare, literally, the latest in photo-sharing, social network-merging, app-developing ingenuity.

All it took was one tweet (“Can someone hack a Foursquare app that cc’s my checkin photos to Flickr?”) and, voila, there’s an app for that.

It’s Flicksquare, an app courtesy of developer Benny Wong that allows Foursquare users who upload photos via the site’s recently introduced photo check-in feature to send those photos to Flickr.

And it’s easy. All you have to do is sign into your Foursquare account, connect with FlickSquare, and finish by telling Flickr to let the app access your account. From now on, all new photos check-ins should be mirrored on Flickr.

FlickSquare also tags the Flickr uploads with the Foursquare venue machine tag to create a virtual album of cross-linked venues and photos.

“I’m surprised its being so well received; I spent an afternoon throwing this together since I’m in NY and I was snowed in on Sunday,” Wong told TechCrunch.

Flicksquare also includes data like the name of the venue where you ‘checked in,’ as well as a link to your Foursquare check in on Flickr’s photo info.

So a little tweet, a little snow…and what’s next?